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Social Stratification and Inequality Class Conflict in Historical, Comparative, and Global Perspective

ISBN-10: 007811165X
ISBN-13: 9780078111655
Edition: 8th 2012
Authors: Harold R. Kerbo
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Book details

List price: $184.67
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 1/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

The 8th edition of Social Stratification and Inequality continues to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date exploration of the economic and social divisions in human societies. While the book is grounded in the nature of social stratification in the United States, this edition maintains a commitment to keeping a global perspective. Extensive comparative information, as well as an overview of how, historically, social stratification has changed and evolved, gives readers a global perspective on class conflict. Praised for its thorough research and scholarship, Social Stratification and Inequality includes current statistics and the latest trends in the field, this new edition adds extensive new data on the growing inequality in the United States, the shrinking middle class, and the slowing of income mobility in recent years, as well as new data on poverty in this country and the world.

Preface
Introduction
Perspectives and Concepts in the Study of Social Stratification
Michael
David
Definitions and Concepts
Social Stratification in the Modern World System
The Organization of Chapters
Summary
Dimensions of Inequality in the United States
Income and Wealth Inequality
Inequality in Basic Necessities
Health Inequalities
Unequal Political Outputs
Dimensions of Inequality: A Conclusion
Summary
Social Stratification in Human Societies: The History of Inequality
Varieties of Human Stratification Systems
The Emergence of Inequality and Social Stratification
The Reduction of Inequality with Industrial and Postindustrial Societies
Conclusion: The History of Inequality
Summary
Notes
Explanations of Social Stratification: Stratification Theories
Social Stratification Theory: Early Statements
Competing Paradigms in the Study of Social Stratification
The Marxian Heritage in Social Stratification: The Development of a Critical-Conflict Paradigm
Social Change
The Marxian View of Class
Max Weber: An Alternative Conflict Paradigm
An Uncritical-Order Paradigm Matures: The Functional Theory of �mile Durkheim
The Classical Period of Sociological Theory: A Summary
Summary
Notes
Modern Theories of Social Stratification
Views of Social Stratification in America: Early Years
Functional Theories of Social Stratification
Conflict Theories of Social Stratification
The Bases of Class Stratification and Class Location
Theories of Social Stratification: A Conclusion
Summary
Note
The American Class Structure
The Upper Class
Locating the Upper Class
Upper-Class Dominance Today?
The Upper Class as a Governing Class
The Upper Class: A Conclusion
Summary
The Corporate Class
The Upper Class as Ruling Class: A Critique
The Structure of Corporate Concentration: Foundation for a Corporate Class
Competing Capitalisms: A Conclusion
Summary
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
Some Consequences of Class Position
Middle-Class and Working-Class Positions in the Structures of Economic and Political Power
Summaiy
Poverty and the Political Economy of Welfare
A Brief History of Poverty in America
Counting the Poor
The Extent of Poverty in the United States
Theories of Poverty
Class Conflict and the Welfare State
Summary
Gender Stratification and Inequalities: The Persistence of Ascription
Sex and Gender
Gender Inequalities
Educational Attainment and Gender
A History of Gender Stratification
Theories of Gender Stratification
Class Effects on Gender Income Inequality
Summary
Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity: The Persistence of Ascription
Race and Ethnicity: Some Definitions
The Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity
A History of Race and Ethnic Stratification
Global Immigration: A Comparative View of the New Dimensions of Global Race and Ethnic Conflicts
Theoretical Explanations of Race and Ethnic Inequalities
Summary
The Process of Social Stratification
Social Mobility: Class Ascription and Achievement
Social Mobility
The Attainment Process
Summary
The Process of Legitimation
The Microprocess of Legitimation
The Macroprocess of Legitimation: Building Support for Specific Forms of Inequality
Summary
Social Stratification beyond the United States
The World Stratification System: Dominance and Competition among Core Nations
Characteristics of the World Stratification System
Development of the Modern World System
A Brief History of Core Conflict and Hegemony
American Inequality and the Future of Core Conflict
Capitalist Models and Core Competition in the 21st Century
Summary
Social Stratification in Japan and Germany: Contrasting Forms of Political Economy
Ranking In Japan: Some Preliminary Observations
The Structural Bases of Social Stratification in Japan
Japan's Power Elite
Social Stratification in Germany: Some Similarities-and Key Differences
German Workers and Codetermination Laws
Variation in Modern Systems of Social Stratification: A Conclusion
Summary
World Stratification and Globalization: The Poor of This Earth
The Extent of World Poverty
The World System and Economic Development in Periphery Nations: Why Some of the World's Poor Remain Poor
Global Corporations Can Do Harm: Some Evidence
World System Effects on Noncore Stratification Systems
The Characteristics of East and Southeast Asian Nations: The Exceptions behind the Asian Economic Miracles
Asian Traditions and Forms of Social Organization: Some Commonalities
The Case of Thailand
The World Stratification System: A Conclusion and Perspective on the Future
Summary
Glossary
Reference
Name Index
Subject Index

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