Social Inequalities in Comparative Perspective / Edition 1

Social Inequalities in Comparative Perspective / Edition 1

by Fiona Devine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631226850

ISBN-13: 9780631226857

Pub. Date: 02/23/2004

Publisher: Wiley

This unique collection of original essays brings a comparative perspective to issues of social inequality. First-rate sociologists from around the world have contributed to this exciting and rigorous volume, drawing upon their own research in the fields of race and ethnicity, class and inequality, and gender and sexuality.

Qualitative research on social

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This unique collection of original essays brings a comparative perspective to issues of social inequality. First-rate sociologists from around the world have contributed to this exciting and rigorous volume, drawing upon their own research in the fields of race and ethnicity, class and inequality, and gender and sexuality.

Qualitative research on social inequalities is enjoying increasing prominence in the sub-discipline of social stratification because it addresses issues of culture, identity, experience, meaning and process. This collection is at the cutting edge of the study of social inequalities and identifies new directions of thinking about and doing research on race, class and gender in a stimulating and innovative way.

Examples of race, class or gender inequalities are considered from the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, France, Portugal, Finland, and Japan. Each essay reflects on methodological issues and the strengths of qualitative research, and examines how new areas of research contribute to new ways of thinking. As a whole, these essays encourage students to see the study of social inequalities as central to a sociological understanding of contemporary societies in the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631226857
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/23/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction1
1Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in the United States20
2The "Language of Race," Identity Options, and "Belonging" in the Quebec Context39
3Race and Ethnicity in France66
4Racisms, Ethnicities, and British Nation-Making89
5Working Poor, Working Hard: Trajectories at the Bottom of the American Labor Market116
6Class and Social Inequalities in Portugal: From Class Structure to Working-Class Practices on the Shop Floor141
7Understanding Class Inequality in Australia163
8Talking about Class in Britain191
9Research on Gender Stratification in the US214
10The Japanese Paradox: Women's Voices of Fulfillment in the Face of Inequalities237
11Catching Up? Changing Inequalities of Gender at Work and in the Family in the UK257
12Gender and Work-Related Inequalities in Finland283
Index307

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