Inequality Reader Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender

ISBN-10: 0813343453

ISBN-13: 9780813343457

Edition: 2007

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In this new volume noted scholars David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelenyi have assembled a compilation of the most relevant contemporary readings on social inequality that is also backed by a select list of the most fundamental classics, all from top names in the field.
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 8/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.310

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Rise and Fall of Benign Narratives About Inequality
Does Inequality Serve a Purpose?
Some Principles of Stratification
Inequality by Design
Inequality, Too Much of a Good Thing
The Structure of Social Inequality
Class Approaches
Classes in Capitalism and Pre-capitalism
Class, Status, Party
Class Counts
Gradational Approaches
The Death of Class
Socioeconomic Indexes for Occupations: A Review, Update, and Critique
Inequality in Earnings: Trends and Implications
Inequality at the Extremes
The Ruling Class, the Upper Class, and Elites
The Power Elite
Who Rules America?: Power and Politics
The Future of Intellectuals and the Rise of the New Class
Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There
Poverty and the Underclass
The Experience of Poverty
Nickel-and-Dimed: On (not) Getting by in America
How Much Poverty Is There?
United States Poverty in a Cross-National Context
The Sources of Poverty and the Underclass
Jobless Poverty: A New Form of Social Dislocation in the Inner-city Ghetto
American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass
Neighborhoods, Poverty, and Children's Well-Being
Poverty and Social Policy
Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform
Incarceration, Unemployment, and Inequality
Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Constructing Racial Categories
Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the 1990s
Immigration, Intermarriage, and the Challenges of Measuring Racial/Ethnic Identities
Modes of Incorporation
The New Second Generation: Segmented Assimilation and Its Variants
Black Identities: West Indian Immigrant Dreams and American Realities
Change and Persistence in Racial and Ethnic Inequality
The Declining Significance of Race: Blacks and Changing American Institutions
The Continuing Significance of Race: Antiblack Discrimination in Public Places
Are Emily and Greg More Employable Than Lakisha and Jamal?: A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination
Stereotype Threat and African-American Student Achievement
Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality
The Possibility of a New Racial Hierarchy in the Twenty-First-Century United States
Gender Inequality
Constructing Categories
The Social Construction of Gender
Labor Force Participation
The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work
The Opt-Out Revolution
The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality
Discrimination
Orchestrating Impartiality: The Impact of "Blind" Auditions on Female Musicians
Sex Segregation
Labor Markets as Queues: A Structural Approach to Changing Occupational Sex Composition
Egalitarianism and Gender Inequality
The Gender Gap in Wages
The Within-Job Gender Wage Gap
Devaluation and the Pay of Comparable Male and Female Occupations
Globalization and Gender
The Nanny Chain
Generating Inequality
The Experience of Mobility
The Experience of Social Mobility
No Degree, and No Way Back to the Middle
The Structure of Social and Economic Mobility
Trends in Class Mobility: The Post-War European Experience
Social Mobility in Europe
Are Lifetime Incomes Growing More Unequal?: Looking at New Evidence on Family Income Mobility
Status and Income Attainment
Basic Models
The Process of Stratification
Family Background and Income in Adulthood, 1961-1999
Social Psychological Models
The Educational and Early Occupational Attainment Process
Ain't No Makin' It: Leveled Aspirations in a Low-Income Neighborhood
Sibling Models
The Pecking Order: Which Siblings Succeed and Why
Social Capital, Networks, and Attainment
The Strength of Weak Ties
Social Networks and Status Attainment
Structural Holes
The Consequences of Inequality
Health
Life at the Top in America Isn't Just Better, It's Longer
Health, Income, and Inequality
Culture and Lifestyles
The Social Stratification of Theatre, Dance, and Cinema Attendance
Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life
Digital Inequality: From Unequal Access to Differential Use
Politics
The Realignment of U.S. Presidential Voting, 1948-2004
Globalization and Inequality
Globalism's Discontents
The New Geography of Global Income Inequality
Does Poverty Cause Terrorism?: The Economics and the Education of Suicide Bombers
About the Editors
About the Book
Index
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