Worlds Apart: Social Inequalities in a New Century / Edition 1

Worlds Apart: Social Inequalities in a New Century / Edition 1

by Scott R. Sernau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761986618

ISBN-13: 9780761986614

Pub. Date: 02/22/2001

Publisher: SAGE Publications

"I can''t emphasize how much I like the theoretical thrust of this book . . . too many undergraduate sociology texts of all kinds substitute description for theory and explanation. . . . I also like the integration of globalization."

—Amy Wharton, Washington State University

This innovative book is designed for use as a primary text

Overview

"I can''t emphasize how much I like the theoretical thrust of this book . . . too many undergraduate sociology texts of all kinds substitute description for theory and explanation. . . . I also like the integration of globalization."

—Amy Wharton, Washington State University

This innovative book is designed for use as a primary text for Social Inequalities and Social Stratification courses at the undergraduate level. It is the only undergraduate text that 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. It places each issue and dimension of inequality in the context of a changing global economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761986614
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/22/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: ORIGINS OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY: UNDERSTANDING AN UNEQUAL WORLD
The Great Debate
The Global Debate
Inequality across Societies
PART TWO: DIMENSIONS OF INEQUALITY: THE GORDIAN KNOT OF CLASS, RACE, GENDER, STATUS AND POWER
Class Privilege
Race and Class
Gender and Class
Status Prestige
Power and Politics
PART THREE: INEQUALITIES AND SOCIAL CHANGE: WORLDS COMING APART AND COMING TOGETHER
Moving Up
Education and Mobility
Reversing the Race to the Bottom
Poverty and Policy
Challenging the System
Social Movements

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