9780073528151

Social Inequality : Patterns and Processes

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073528151

  • ISBN10:

    0073528153

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/26/2007
  • 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 primarily on social class, 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
An Introduction to the Study of Social Inequality
Theories of Class and Social Inequality
The American Class System
The Upper Class and the Power Elite
The Middle Classes
Poverty and the Poor
Stratification Systems and Social Mobility
Ideology and the Legitimation of Inequality
Public Policy and the Class System
Racial/Ethnic Differentiation
Racial/Ethnic Stratification
Gender Inequality
Political Inequality
Glossary
References
Index
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