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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.
|1||An Introduction to the Study of Social Inequality||1|
|Pt. 1||Forms of Social Inequality|
|4||Sex and Gender Inequality||60|
|5||Sexual Orientation and Inequality||89|
|6||Racial and Ethnic Inequality||108|
|8||U.S. Inequality in Comparative Perspective||155|
|Pt. 2||General Explanations of Inequality|
|9||Classical Explanations of Inequality||176|
|10||Modern Explanations of Inequality||203|
|Pt. 3||Consequences of Social Inequality|
|11||The Impact of Inequality on Personal Life Chances||224|
|12||Deviance, Protest, and Inequality||246|
|Pt. 4||Stability and Change in the System of Social Inequality|
|13||Trends in Mobility and Status Attainment: Openness in U.S. Society||274|
|14||Justice and Legitimacy: Assessments of the Structure of Inequality||298|
|15||Social Inequality and Social Move||316|
|16||Addressing Inequality and Poverty: Programs and Reforms||348|
|Glossary of Basic Terms||376|