Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences / Edition 6

Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences / Edition 6

by Charles E. Hurst
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205484360

ISBN-13: 9780205484362

Pub. Date: 05/26/2006

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Social Inequality is all around us, and its impact on our lives and the social structure of the United States is unmistakable. Changes brought about by technology and globalization have affected international inequality and the socioeconomic position of the Unites States in the world. It is unavoidable that these world-wide changes now occurring will affect all of

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Social Inequality is all around us, and its impact on our lives and the social structure of the United States is unmistakable. Changes brought about by technology and globalization have affected international inequality and the socioeconomic position of the Unites States in the world. It is unavoidable that these world-wide changes now occurring will affect all of us.

The sixth edition of Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences is intended as a user-friendly introduction to the study of social inequality. My goal is to convey as simply, but as compellingly as I can, a sense of the pervasiveness and extensiveness of social inequality in the United States within a comparative context, to show how inequality can be explained, how it affects all of us, and what is being done about it.

Charles E. Hurst

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205484362
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
05/26/2006
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1An Introduction to the Study of Social Inequality1
Pt. 1Forms of Social Inequality
2Economic Inequality12
3Status Inequality35
4Sex and Gender Inequality60
5Sexual Orientation and Inequality89
6Racial and Ethnic Inequality108
7Political Inequality135
8U.S. Inequality in Comparative Perspective155
Pt. 2General Explanations of Inequality
9Classical Explanations of Inequality176
10Modern Explanations of Inequality203
Pt. 3Consequences of Social Inequality
11The Impact of Inequality on Personal Life Chances224
12Deviance, Protest, and Inequality246
Pt. 4Stability and Change in the System of Social Inequality
13Trends in Mobility and Status Attainment: Openness in U.S. Society274
14Justice and Legitimacy: Assessments of the Structure of Inequality298
15Social Inequality and Social Move316
16Addressing Inequality and Poverty: Programs and Reforms348
Glossary of Basic Terms376
References381
Index429

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