Inequality: Classic Readings in Race, Class, and Gender

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Overview

The field of inequality emerged out of a set of classic texts—important works that students and scholars continue to read and inform their ongoing research. Often controversial and deeply influential

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813343303
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 490,715
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David B. Grusky is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University . His recent books include Inequality: Classic Readings in Race, Class, and Gender (Westview Press); Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men; Mobility and Inequality: Frontiers of Research in Sociology and Economics; Poverty and Inequality; and The Declining Significance of Gender? Szonja Szelényi has taught at Stanford University, The University of Wisconsin, and Cornell University. She is the author of Equality By Design.

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Table of Contents

IS INEQUALITY INEVITABLE?
1 Kingsley Davis and Wilbert E. Moore
Some Principles of Stratification

2 Melvin M. Tumin
Some Principles of Stratification: A Critical Analysis

THE STRUCTURE OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY
3 Karl Marx
Classes in Capitalism and Pre-Capitalism

4 Max Weber
Class, Status, Party

5 Emile Durkheim
The Division of Labor in Society

6 Talcott Parsons
Equality and Inequality in Modern Society, or
Social Stratification Revisited

INEQUALITY AT THE EXTREMES
7 C. Wright Mills
The Power Elite

8 William Julius Wilson
Jobless Poverty: A New Form of Social
Dislocation in the Inner-City Ghetto

9 Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton
American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass

RACIAL, ETHNIC, AND GENDER INEQUALITY
10 Edna Bonacich
A Theory of Ethnic Antagonism: The Split Labor Market

11 William Julius Wilson
The Declining Significance of Race:
Blacks and Changing American Institutions

12 Alejandro Portes and Robert D. Manning
The Immigrant Enclave: Theory and Empirical Examples

13 Heidi Hartmann
The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism:
Towards a More Progressive Union

14 Barbara F. Reskin
Labor Markets as Queues: A Structural Approach to
Changing Occupational Sex Composition

GENERATING INEQUALITY
15 Ralph H. Turner
Sponsored and Contest Mobility and the School System

16 Peter M. Blau and Otis Dudley Duncan,
with the Collaboration of Andrea Tyree
The Process of Stratification

17 William H. Sewell, Archibald O. Haller, and Alejandro Portes
The Educational and Early Occupational Attainment Process

18 Pierre Bourdieu
Cultural Reproduction and Social Reproduction

THE CONSEQUENCES OF INEQUALITY
19 Thorstein Veblen
The Theory of the Leisure Class

20 Pierre Bourdieu
Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

Index

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