Social Inequalities in Comparative Perspective / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

  • Contains original essays by first-rate scholars on issues of social inequalities around the world
  • Features research and examples from the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, France, Portugal, Finland, and Japan
  • Reviews research on issues of social inequalities from the fields of race, class, and gender
  • Reflects on methodological issues and the strengths of qualitative research
  • Provides students with an important overview of the development of social stratification studies
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Editorial Reviews

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"Extremely worthwhile in conception, and in parts excellent andinteresting." Ethnic and Racial Studies

"This book makes fascinating reading and is a valuableeducational, research and methodological resource." Journal ofEthnic and Migration Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631226857
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/23/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Fiona Devine is Professor of Sociology at the University ofManchester. She is the author of Affluent Workers Revisited(1992), Social Class in America and Britain (1997), andClass Practices: How Parents Help Their Children Get GoodJobs (2003). She is the co-author, with Sue Heath, ofSociological Research Methods in Context (1999).

Mary C. Waters is Professor and Chair of the SociologyDepartment at Harvard University, and co-director of The New YorkSecond Generation Project. Her publications include EthnicOptions: Choosing Identities in America, (1990); theaward-winning Black Identities: West Indian Immigrant Dreams andAmerican Realities (1999); The New Race Question: How theCensus Counts Multi-Racial Individuals (with Joel Perlmann,2002); and The Changing Face of Home: The Transnational Lives ofthe Second Generation (with Peggy Levitt, 2002). ProfessorWaters was a Guggenheim Fellow (1993-94) and a Visiting Scholar atRussell Sage (1991-92).

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Fiona Devine (University Of Manchester ) And MaryC. Waters (Harvard University).

2. Race, Ethnicity And Immigration In The United States: Mary C.Waters (Harvard University).

3. The ‘Language Of Race’, Identity Options And‘Belonging’ In The Quebec Context: Micheline Labelle(University Of Quebec).

4. Race And Ethnicity In France: Riva Kastoryano (CentreNational De La Recherche Scientifique).

5. Racisms, Ethnicities And British Nation Making: LiviuPopoviciu And Mairtin Mac An Ghaill (Both University OfNewcastle).

6. Working Poor, Working Hard: Trajectories At The Bottom Of TheAmerican Labor Market: Katherine Newman (Harvard University) AndChauncy Lennon (Columbia University).

7. Class And Social Inequalities In Portugal: From ClassStructure To Working Class Practices On The Shop Floor: ElísioEstanque (University Of Coimbra).

8. Understanding Class Inequality In Australia: Bill Martin(Flinders University ) And Judy Wajcman (Australian NationalUniversity).

9. Talking About Class In Britain: Fiona Devine (University OfManchester).

10. Research On Gender Stratification In The U.S.: Christine L.Williams (University Of Texas), Patti A. Giuffre (Southwest TexasState University), Kirsten A. Dellinger (University OfMississippi).

11. The Japanese Paradox: Women’s Voices Of Fulfillment InThe Face Of Inequalities: Yuko Ogasawara (Nihon University).

12. Catching Up?:Changing Inequalities Of Gender At Work And InThe Family In The UK: Harriet Bradley (University Of Bristol).

13. Gender And Work-Related Inequalities In Finland: PäiviKorvajärvi (University Of Tampere)

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