Great Divides Readings in Social Inequality in the United States

ISBN-10: 0072825847

ISBN-13: 9780072825848

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

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List price: $86.25
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 5/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Preface
About the Contributors
Introduction
Opportunity and Inequality in the United States
Why Inequality?
The Equality Dilemma: Fair Play or Fair Shares?
A Half Century of Incomes
Top Heavy
How Social Stratification is Generated
Theories of Stratification
Manifesto of the Communist Party
Class, Status, Party
Capitalism, Patriarchy, and Job Segregation by Sex
A Theory of Ethnic Antagonism: The Split Labor Market
Stratification and Society
The Process of Stratification
Social Immobility in the Land of Opportunity
Sponsored and Contest Mobility and the School System
Some Principles of Stratification
The Uses of Undeservingness
Class
Class Formation and Globalization
A General Framework for the Analysis of Class
Conspicuous Leisure
Mass Production in Postmodern Times
The Storm Upon Us
New Migrations, New Theories
Power and Division
The Structure of Power in American Society
Weeding Out the Wealthy
The American Upper Class
Class in the United States
Economic Self-Sufficiency in Present-Day America
The Crisis of the American Dream
Making Ends Meet at a Low-Wage Job
Race and Ethnicity
Race in Our Time
The Problem of the Twentieth Century Is the Problem of the Color Line
Racial Formation
Campaigning for Respect
A History of Multicultural America
Race and Ethnic Division
"We'd Love to Hire Them but ...": The Meaning of Race to Employers
The Continuing Causes of Segregation
Black Wealth/White Wealth
The Continuing Significance of Race: Antiblack Discrimination in Public Places
The Ethnic Enclave Debate Revisited
Racial Antagonisms and Race-Based Social Policy
Gender
Gendering Society
Gender as Structure
White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women's Studies
Mammies, Matriarchs, and Other Controlling Images
Women and Work: Exploring Race, Ethnicity, and Class
Boyhood, Organized Sports, and the Construction of Masculinities
Structuring Gender
"Buddies" or "Slutties": The Collective Sexual Reputation of Fraternity Little Sisters
Why Does Jane Read and Write So Well? The Anomaly of Women's Achievement
The Ceiling and the Wall: The Double Barrier to the Top
Women, Men, and Work in the Twenty-First Century
Class, Race, and Gender in an Institutional Context: Education
The Vital Link: Prep Schools and Higher Education
The Savage Inequalities of Public Education in New York
The Shape of the River
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