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Social Inequality: Patterns and Processes introduces key concepts, theories, research findings, and trends associated with the major forms of social inequality. Students will gain a keen awareness of the subtle and often unseen ways in which inequality is structured, and how it impinges on virtually all facets of individual and group life. The 6th edition carries on the tradition of highly accessible and concise narratives, and includes extensive coverage of the latest issues in society both domestic and cross-nationally.
Table of Contents
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: The Upper Class and the Power Elite
Chapter 5: The Middle Classes
Chapter 6: Poverty and the Poor
Chapter 7: Stratification Systems and Social Mobility
Chapter 8: Ideology and the Legitimation of Inequality