Worlds Apart: Social Inequalities in a Global Economy / Edition 2

Worlds Apart: Social Inequalities in a Global Economy / Edition 2

by Scott R. Sernau
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412915244

ISBN-13: 9781412915243

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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. 

Key Features:

  • Provides a sociological
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Overview

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. 

Key Features:

  • 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412915243
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

1The great debate3
2The global divide : inequality across societies29
3The Gordian knot of race, class, and gender61
4Class privilege87
5Race and class111
6Gender and class145
7Status prestige165
8Power and politics187
9Moving up : education and mobility217
10Abandoned spaces, forgotten places : poverty and place245
11Reversing the race to the bottom : poverty and policy273
12Challenging the system : social movements303

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