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Praised for its thorough research and scholarship, Social Stratification and Inequality provides a comprehensive, up-to-date exploration of the global economic and social divisions in human societies. While the book is grounded in the nature of social stratification in the United States, this edition maintains a commitment to keeping a global perspective. Comparative information on the United States and other countries and an overview of changes in social stratification, gives readers a global perspective on class conflict.
Table of Contents
|Perspectives and Concepts in the Study of Social Stratification Michael David|
|Definitions and Concepts Social Stratification and Inequality|
|Class Divisions and Social Mobility|
|Social Stratification in the Modern World System|
|The Organization of Chapters|
|Dimensions of Inequality in the United States Income and Wealth Inequality|
|Income Inequality Wealth Inequality Inequality in Basic Necessities|
|Unequal Political Outputs Taxes|
|Government Services Dimensions of Inequality: A Conclusion|
|Social Stratification in Human Societies: The History of Inequality Varieties of Human Stratification Systems|
|Primitive Communal Societies Slavery Caste Estate Class|
|The Emergence of Inequality and Social Stratification Early Human Groups|
|The Neolithic Revolution Early Agrarian Empires Late Agrarian Societies|
|The Fall of Feudalism and the Rise of Industrial Societies|
|The Reduction of Inequality with Industrial and Post-Industrial Societies|
|Conclusion: The History of Inequality|
|Explanations of Social Stratification: Stratification Theories|
|Social Stratification Theory: Early Statements Competing Paradigms in the Study of Social Stratification|
|The Marxian Heritage in Social Stratification: The Development of a Critical-Conflict Paradigm|
|On Understanding Marx Basic|
|Foundations of Marxian|
|Theory Concluding Notes Max Weber: An Alternative Conflict Paradigm Weber’s Paradigm Assumptions Multidimensional|
|View of Stratification|
|The Rise of Bureaucratic Dominance|
|An Uncritical-Order Paradigm Matures: The Functional Theory of Emile Durkheim|
|The Division of Labor and Organic Solidarity|
|The Place of Class and Class Conflict in Durkheim’s Perspective|
|The Classical Period of Sociological Theory: A Summary|
|Modern Theories of Social Stratification Views of Social Stratification in America|
|Early Years Functional|
|Theories of Social Stratification|
|The Davis and Moore Theory Parsons’ Functional|
|Theory of Social Stratification Studies of Occupational Prestige Conflict|
|Theories of Social Stratification Modern Marxian Theory Power Conflict|
|Theories Modern World System Theory|
|The Bases of Class Stratification and Class Location Occupational Structure|
|The Convergence of Occupation, Power, and Property on Class Stratification|
|A Note on Sociobiology Theories of Social Stratification: A Conclusion|
|The American Class Structure|
|The Upper Class Locating the Upper Class Upper-Class Dominance Today?|
|The Upper Class as a Governing Class Upper-Class|
|Economic Power Upper-Class|
|Political Power The Upper-Class: A Conclusion|
|The Corporate Class|
|The Upper Class as Ruling Class: A Critique|
|The Structure of Corporate Concentration: Foundation for a Corporate Class Corporate Size and Concentration|
|Concentration of Stock Control Interlocking Directorates and Economic Concentration|
|The Globalization of Corporate Power|
|The Inner Group of the Corporate Class|
|The Concentration of Economic and Political Power: So What?|
|Functional Elite Theory Critical Elite Theory|
|The Pluralist Response|
|The Corporate Class: Conclusion|
|The Middle and Working Classes|
|The Middle and Working|
|Classes in the System of Social Stratification|
|The Middle Class and Working Class: Recent Historical Changes|
|The New Middle Class Stability and Change in the Working Class|
|The Changing Occupation Structure: The Shrinking Middle Some|
|Consequences of Class Position Income Distribution by Class|
|Conditions of Work Class Subcultures and Lifestyles Middl|
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