Social Inequality: Patterns and Processes

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/25/2013
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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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

Chapter 9: Public Policy and the Class System

Chapter 10: Racial/Ethnic Stratification

Chapter 11: Gender Inequality

Chapter 12: Political Inequality




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