9780072880410

Social Inequality : Patterns and Processes

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072880410

  • ISBN10:

    0072880414

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/11/2004
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

This text provides an introduction to key concepts, current research findings, and theories in social inequality. While focusing on social class and theories, it also deals broadly with other forms of social inequality, including racial/ethnic, gender, and political. In dealing with the various dimensions of inequality, the book explains how they overlap and interrelate.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Study of Social Inequality

Chapter 2: Theories of Class and Social Inequality

Chapter 3: The American Class System

Chapter 4: Poverty and the Poor

Chapter 5: The Middle Classes and the Changing Economy

Chapter 6: The Upper Class and the Power Elite

Chapter 7: Stratification Systems and Social Mobility

Chapter 8: Public Policy and the Class System

Chapter 9: Racial/Ethnic Differentiation

Chapter 10: Racial/Ethnic Stratification

Chapter 11: Gender Inequality

Chapter 12: Political Inequality

Chapter 13: Ideology and the Legitimation of Inequality

Glossary

References

Index

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