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Worlds Apart: Social Inequality in a Global Age is intended as the primary text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in Social Stratification and Inequality courses, primarily taught in Sociology departments. US inequalities of race, class and gender can only be understood in the context of the changing global economy, and this is the first text to make that connection its focus, bringing domestic inequalities and the global context home to students with vivid examples and analysis.į US inequalities of race, class and gender can only be understood in the context of the changing global economy, and this is the first text to make that connection its focus, bringing domestic inequalities and the global context home to students with vivid examples and analysis.Features and BenefitsEngages undergraduates in the subject matter with lively writing and fascinating cases, but also interprets these lived experiences by introducing classical and contemporary theories of stratification. The intersection of race, class, and gender is not just stated but illustrated throughout the book as a pervasive institutionalized system of privilege and oppression. Key data are presented in clear, graphical formats and measures are explained early in the text. Numeric data are tied to examples illustrating their importance and many sources are current, from the year 2000.New to the Second Edition of Worlds ApartThree new Visual Essays which provide powerful illustrations of inequality in Global (Honduras), Rural (Navaholand), and Urban (Deindustrialized) Contexts. Two new chapters: Chapter 3: The Gordian Knot, of Race, Class, and Gender and Chapter 12: Challenging the System: Social Movements. Updated figures include information from the 2004 election. This editionĘs theme has been focuses on how the current regime of market-driven solutions actually contribute to rather than reduce social inequality. This edition continues to highlight inequality in America, with the addition of how Social Inequalities in America are affected by global inequalities.