Inequality: Social Class and Its Consequences / Edition 1

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Overview

This book offers an up-to-date portrait of the realities of social class and its consequences in the United States today, focusing on the increasing inequality gap; the shrinking middle class; the myth and realities of social mobility; the consequences of class for work, health care, education, the justice system, war, and the environment; and progressive solutions for reducing inequality and improving human life.
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“This important book shows the significance of social class for understanding inequality and its consequences. Students will find this collection of readings very accessible.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594513572
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,401,469
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

D. Stanley Eitzen, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Colorado State University, earned his PhD at the University of Kansas. Although he is well known for his scholarship on homelessness, poverty, social inequality, power, family, and criminology, he is best known for his contributions to the sociology of sport. In 1996, he was selected to be a Sports Ethics Fellow at the Institute for International Sport. He is the author of Sport in Contemporary Society, 9th Edition (Paradigm 2011).

Janis E. Johnston received her Ph.D. from Colorado State University, where she is currently an adjunct instructor. She has published several articles in the area of permutation statistics.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

PART I: Dimensions of Social Stratification

Chapter 1: Social Class in America

Chapter 2: The Inequality Gap

Chapter 3: The Disappearing Middle

Chapter 4: Social Mobility

PART II: The Consequences of Class

Chapter 5: Work

Chapter 6: Health Care

Chapter 7: Education

Chapter 8: Justice and Injustice

Chapter 9: Natural Disasters

Chapter 10: Unequal Sacrifice in War

Chapter 11: Environmental Classism

PART III: Reducing Inequality

Chapter 12: Progressive Solutions for Reducing Inequality

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