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Social Inequality : Forms, Causes, and Consequences / Edition 7
     

Social Inequality : Forms, Causes, and Consequences / Edition 7

by Charles E. Hurst
 

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ISBN-10: 0205698298

ISBN-13: 9780205698295

Pub. Date: 07/17/2009

Publisher: Pearson

A broad introduction to inequality both nationally and internationally.

This text is intended as a broad introduction to the many types of inequality in U.S. society and in the global setting. The authors provide a wide range of explanations on inequality and offering analyses of policy attempts to address these issues.

The text provides data from the latest

Overview

A broad introduction to inequality both nationally and internationally.

This text is intended as a broad introduction to the many types of inequality in U.S. society and in the global setting. The authors provide a wide range of explanations on inequality and offering analyses of policy attempts to address these issues.

The text provides data from the latest research in its discussions of economic, status, political, gender, sexual, and racial/ethnic inequalities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205698295
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/17/2009
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1 An Introduction to the Study of Social Inequality

PART ONE: Extent and Forms of Social Inequality

Chapter 2 Economic Inequality

Chapter 3 Status Inequality

Chapter 4 Political Inequality

Chapter 5 Sex and Gender Inequality

Chapter 6 Sexual Orientation and Inequality

Chapter 7 Racial and Ethnic Inequality


PART TWO: General Explanations of Inequality

Chapter 8 Classical Explanations of Inequality

Chapter 9 Contemporary Explanations of Inequality

PART THREE: Consequences of Social Inequality

Chapter 10 The Impact of Inequality on Personal Life Chances

Chapter 11 Social Consequences of Inequality

Chapter 12 Social Inequality and Social Movements

PART FOUR: Stability and Change in the System of Social Inequality

Chapter 13 Social Mobility and Status Attainment: Openness in U.S. Society

Chapter 14 Justice and Legitimacy: Assessments of the Structure of Inequality

Chapter 15 Addressing Inequality and Poverty: Programs and Reforms

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface

Chapter 1 An Introduction to the Study of Social Inequality

Some Controversial Issues of Substance

Issues of Methodology

Organization of the Book

Critical Thinking

Web Connections

PART ONE: Extent and Forms of Social Inequality

Chapter 2 Economic Inequality

The Everyday Reality of Class

Two Views of U.S. Class Structure

Technology and the Shaping of the U.S. Class Structure

Income Inequality

Is the Middle Class Shrinking?

Wealth Inequality in the United States

The Global Context and the Impact of Globalization

Summary

Critical Thinking

Web Connections

Chapter 3 Status Inequality

The Theory of Social Status

Spheres of Status in the United States

Inequality in Appalachia

Globalization and Axes of Social Status

Summary

Critical Thinking

Web Connections

Chapter 4 Political Inequality

Portraits of National Power Structure

Distribution of Political Power

Interlinkage of Economic and Political Power

Ruling-Class Unity

Power Inequality in the Work Experience

Power Inequality in a Global and Globalizing Context

Summary

Critical Thinking

Web Connections

Chapter 5 Sex and Gender Inequality

The Status of Women in the Early United States

Present Occupational and Economic Conditions for Women

Microinequities in the Treatment of Women

General Theories of Sex and Gender Inequality

The Global Context and the Impact of Globalization

Summary

Critical Thinking

Web Connections

Chapter 6 Sexual Orientation and Inequality

The Complexity of Sexuality and Gender

Public Opinions on Homosexuality

Homosexuals as a Status Group

Discrimination, Legal Confusion, and Sexual Orientation

A Socioeconomic Profile of Homosexuals

Negative Consequences of Stigmatization

Globalization and Sexuality

Summary

Critical Thinking

Web Connections

Chapter 7 Racial and Ethnic Inequality

The Meaning and Creation of Race

U.S. Racial and Ethnic Relations: An Historical Sketch

Racial and Ethnic Inequality Today

Microinequities in the Treatment of Racial and Ethnic Minorities

The Intersection of Class, Race, Sex, and Gender

Theories of Racial and Ethnic Inequality

The Global Context, Immigration, and Globalization

Summary

Critical Thinking

Web Connections

PART TWO: General Explanations of Inequality

Chapter 8 Classical Explanations of Inequality

Karl Marx (1818–1883)

Max Weber (1864–1920)

Emile Durkheim (1858–1917)

Herbert Spencer (1820–1903)

Marx, Weber, and Globalization

Summary

Critical Thinking

Web Connections

Chapter 9 Contemporary Explanations of Inequality

Functionalist Theory of Stratification

Theories of Social Reproduction

Labor-Market Theories of Income and Earnings Distribution

Identifying Mechanisms that Produce Inequality

Summary

Critical Thinking

Web Connections

PART THREE: Consequences of Social Inequality

Chapter 10 The Impact of Inequality on Personal Life Chances

Basic Life Chances: Physical Health

Basic Life Chances: Psychological Health

Basic Life Chances: Food and Shelter

Life Chances in a Global Context

Summary

Critical Thinking

Web Connections

Chapter 11 Social Consequences of Inequality

Violence in the Family

Inequality and the Measurement of Crime

Street Crime and Inequality

White-Collar Crime, Corporate Crime, and Punishment

Hate Crimes and Inequality

Structured Inequality and Collective Protests

Social Inequality and Environmental Equity

Social Consequences on a Global Scale

Summary

Critical Thinking

Web Connections

Chapter 12 Social Inequality and Social Movements

The Labor Movement

The Civil Rights Movement

The Women’s Movement

Inequality, Context, and Social Movements: A Synthesis

Critical Thinking

Web Connections

PART FOUR: Stability and Change in the System of Social Inequality

Chapter 13 Social Mobility and Status Attainment: Openness in U.S. Society

Questions Concerning Openness

U.S. Mobility over Time

Comparative Studies of Mobility

Status Attainment: What Determines How Far One Goes?

Mobility and Attainment Process among African Americans

Patterns of Mobility and Attainment among Women

Summary

Critical Thinking

Web Connections

Chapter 14 Justice and Legitimacy: Assessments of the Structure of Inequality

U.S. Attitudes about the Distribution of Income and Wealth

What is a Just Distribution?

Bases for the Legitimation of Structured Inequality

Summary

Critical Thinking

Web Connections

Chapter 15 Addressing Inequality and Poverty: Programs and Reforms

Confronting Inequality

The Conundrum of Defining Poverty

Levels of and Trends in Poverty

Perceptions of the Poor and Theories of Poverty

Poverty Programs

Flaws in pre-1996 Assistance Programs

Welfare Reform

Suggestions for Reducing Inequality

Summary

Critical Thinking

Web Connections

Glossary of Basic Terms

References

Index

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