Worlds Apart: Social Inequalities in a Global Economy / Edition 2by Scott R. Sernau
Pub. Date: 07/28/2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications
- Provides a sociological
This book focuses primarily on social inequalities in the American context. However, a trend in this course is how the global inequalities are effecting, and affected by social stratification and inequality in America. The second edition of Sernau's "Worlds Apart" reflects that trend.
- Provides a sociological framework for analyzing inequality within U.S. society as well as analyzing the relationship between global stratification systems and internal systems of inequality.
- Places each issue and dimension of inequality in the context of a changing global economy.
- Engages undergraduates in the subject matter with lively writing and fascinating cases, but also interprets these lived experiences by introducing classical and contemporary theories of stratification.
- The intersection of race, class, and gender is not just stated but illustrated throughout the book as a pervasive institutionalized system of privilege and oppression.
- Key data are presented in clear, graphical formats and measures are explained early in the text. Numeric data are tied to examples illustrating their importance and many sources are current, from the year 2000.
This book is intended as the primary text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in Social Stratification and Inequality courses, primarily taught in Sociology departments.
New to the Second Edition:
- Three new Visual Essays which provide powerful illustrations of inequality in Global (Honduras), Rural (Navaholand), and Urban (Deindustrialized) Contexts.
- Two newchapters: Chapter 3: The Gordian Knot, of Race, Class, and Gender and Chapter 12: Challenging the System: Social Movements.
- Updated figures include information from the 2004 election.
- This edition's theme has been how the current regime of market-driven solutions actually contribute to rather than reduce social inequality.
- This edition continues to highlight inequality in America, with the addition of how Social Inequalities in America are effected by global inequalities.
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Table of ContentsPART I. ROOTS OF INEQUALITY
Chapter 1: The Great Debate
The Historical Debate
The Sociological Debate
Chapter 2: The Global Debate: Inequality Across Societies
Worlds Coming Apart and Coming Together
The Double Divide
The Global Debate
Globalization: The Ties That Bind
The Market Paradox
VISUAL ESSAY: Honduras
PART II. DIMENSIONS OF INEQUALITY
Chapter 3: The Gordian Knot of Race, Class, and Gender
Dimensions of an Unequal World
Intersections of Race, Class and Gender in the United States
The Development of Inequality: Race, Class, and Gender across Societies
The Coming of Post-Industrial Society
Chapter 4: Class Privilege
Wealth and Property
Chapter 5: Race and Class
A Debt Unpaid: Internal Colonialism
Middleman Minorities and Ethnic Solidarity
The Analytical Debate: Cultures and Structures of Poverty
VISUAL ESSAY: Navaholand
Chapter 6: Gender and Class
When Men Were Men
From Glass Slippers to Glass Ceilings
Work and Family: The Double Burden and the Second Shift
Gender and Class Around the World
Chapter 7: Status Prestige
The Quest for Honor
Socialization: Acquiring Marks of Distinction
Association: Who You Know and What You Know About Who You Know
Lifestyles of the Rich and the Destitute
Tastes in Transition
Chapter 8: Power and Politics
People Power and Powerful People
Who Rules? The Power Elite Debate
Changing theRules: Campaign Finance Reform
Who Really Rules? Global Power
PART III. CHALLENGES OF INEQUALITY
Chapter 9: Moving Up: Education and Mobility
Education: Opening Doors, Opening Minds
No Child Left Behind
Ladders with Broken Rungs
Chapter 10: Abandoned Spaces, Forgotten Places: Poverty and Place
Urban Poverty: Abandoned Spaces
Brain Gain and Brain Drain Cities
Suburban Poverty: The Urban Fringe
Rural Poverty: Forgotten Places
Poverty in the Global Ghetto
VISUAL ESSAY: Deindustrialization
Chapter 11: Reversing the Race to the Bottom: Poverty and Policy
From Welfare to Work
The Challenge of the Margins: Anti-Poverty Programs
Extreme Poverty: Homelessness and Hunger
Poverty Programs Around the World
Chapter 12: Challenging the System: Social Movements
The Enduring Struggle: The Labor Movement
Gender and Power: The Women's Movement
Race and Power: The Civil Rights Movement
New Challenges to Old Structures New Social Movements
One World After All
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