Social Inequality: Patterns and Processes / Edition 6

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Overview

Social Inequality: Patterns and Processes introduces key concepts, theories, research findings, and trends associated with the major forms of social inequality. Students will gain a keen awareness of the subtle and often unseen ways in which inequality is structured, and how it impinges on virtually all facets of individual and group life. The 6th edition carries on the tradition of highly accessible and concise narratives, and includes extensive coverage of the latest issues in society both domestic and cross-nationally.

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A textbook for an interdisciplinary undergraduate course that addresses what Marger (sociology, Michigan State U.) sees as a major deficiency that others either analyze only one form of social equality or analytically conflate them making it difficult to distinguish them. She engages class, racial and ethnic, gender, and political dimensions of the phenomenon. A text bank is available. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078026935
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 3/29/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 460,121
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin N. Marger has taught at Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and Northern Kentucky University. He is the author of Race and Ethnic Relations: American and Global Perspectives, now in its seventh edition, Elites and Masses: An Introduction to Political Sociology, and many articles in ethnic relations, immigration, and political sociology.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Study of Social Inequality

Chapter 2: Theories of Class and Social Inequality

Chapter 3: The American Class System

Chapter 4: The Upper Class and the Power Elite

Chapter 5: The Middle Classes

Chapter 6: Poverty and the Poor

Chapter 7: Stratification Systems and Social Mobility

Chapter 8: Ideology and the Legitimation of Inequality

Chapter 9: Public Policy and the Class System

Chapter 10: Racial/Ethnic Differentiation

Chapter 11: Racial/Ethnic Stratification

Chapter 12: Gender Inequality

Chapter 13: Political Inequality

Glossary

References

Index
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