Social Stratification and Inequality

ISBN-10: 0072316047

ISBN-13: 9780072316049

Edition: 4th 2000

Authors: Harold R. Kerbo

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List price: $72.81
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 8/31/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Introduction
Perspectives and Concepts in the Study of Social
Stratification Definitions and Concepts Social
Stratification Class Divisions and Social
Mobility Social Stratification in the Modern World System
The Organization of Chapters
Dimensions of Inequality in the United States
Class, Gender, and Race Income and Wealth
Inequality Income
Inequality Wealth
Inequality Inequality in Basic Necessities
Health Inequalities Unequal Political
Outputs Dimensions of Inequality
A Conclusion
Social Stratification in Human Societies
The History of Inequality Varieties of Human Stratification Systems Primitive
Communal Societies Slavery Caste Estate Class
The Emergence of Inequality and Social Stratification
Early Human Groups
The Neolithic Revolution Early Agrarian
Empires Late Agrarian Societies
The Fall of Feudalism and the Rise of Industrial Societies
The Reduction of Inequality with Industrial and Post-Industrial Societies
Conclusion
The History of Inequality
Explanations of Social Stratification
Stratification Theories
Social Stratification Theory
Early Statements Competing Paradigms in the Study of Social Stratification
Stratification
The Marxian Heritage in Social Stratification: The Development of a Critical-Conflict
Paradigm On Understanding
Marx Basic Foundations of Marxian Theory
Concluding
Notes Max Weber: An Alternative
Conflict Paradigm Weber’s Paradigm
Assumptions Multidimensional View of
Stratification The Rise of Bureaucratic
Dominance An Uncritical-Order Paradigm
Matures: The Functional Theory of Emile
Durkheim The Division of Labor and Organic
Solidarity The Place of Class and Class
Conflict in Durkheim’s Perspective
The Classical Period of Sociological
Theory: A Summary
Modern Theories of Social
Stratification Views of Social
Stratification in America: Early Years
Functional Theories of Social
Stratification The Davis and Moore Theory
Parsons’ Functional Theory of Social
Stratification Studies of Occupational
Prestige Conflict Theories of Social
Stratification Modern Marxian Theory Power
Conflict Theories Modern World System
Theory The Bases of Class Stratification and Class Location
Occupational Structure
The Convergence of Occupation, Power, and Property on Class Stratification
A Note on Sociobiology Theories of Social Stratification
A Conclusion
The American Class Structure
The Upper Class Locating the Upper Class Upper-Class Dominance Today
The Upper Class as a Governing Class
Upper-Class Economic Power
Upper-Class Political Power
The Upper-Class: A Conclusion
The Corporate Class The Upper
Class as Ruling Class: A Critique
The Structure of Corporate
Concentration: Foundation for a Corporate Class Corporate
Size and Concentration Concentration of Stock Control
Interlocking Directorates and Economic Concentration
The Globalization of Corporate Power
The Inner Group of the Corporate Class
The Concentration of Economic and Political Power: So What
Functional Elite
Theory Critical Elite Theory
The Pluralist Response
The Corporate Class
Conclusion
The Middle and Working Classes
The Middle and Working Classes in the System of Social Stratification
The Middle Class and Working Class: Recent Historical Changes
The New Middle Class Stability and Change in the Working Class
The Changing Occupation Structure: The Shrinking Middle
Some Consequences of Class Position Income
Distribution by Class Conditions of Work
Class Subcultures and Lifestyles Middle-Class and Working-Class Positions in the Structures of
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