Christopher B. Doob
Published January 9, 2012
Textbook - 408 Pages
ISBN 9780205792412 - CAT# Y204633
Published August 21, 2017
ISBN 9781138467965 - CAT# Y371770
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Social Inequality – examining our present while understanding our past. Social Inequality and Social Statification in US Society, 1st edition uses a historical and conceptual framework to explain social stratification and social inequality. The historical scope gives context to each issue discussed and allows the reader to understand how each topic has evolved over the course of American history. The authors use qualitative data to help explain socioeconomic issues and connect related topics. Each chapter examines major concepts, so readers can see how an individual’s success in stratified settings often relies heavily on their access to valued resources–types of capital which involve finances, schooling, social networking, and cultural competence. Analyzing the impact of capital types throughout the text helps map out the prospects for individuals, families, and also classes to maintain or alter their position in social-stratification systems.
Chapter 1: The Road to Social Inequality: A Conceptual Introduction Chapter 2: In Marx's Wake: Theories of Social Stratification and Social Inequality Chapter 3: Repeat Performance: Globalization Through Time and Space Chapter 4: Foundation for Social Inequality: Concepts and Structures Chapter 5: Heading the Hierarchy: Upper Class or Superclass? Chapter 6: The Badly Besieged Middle Class Chapter 7: Working Class: Estranged from Entitlement Chapter 8: American Poverty: The Dream Turned Nightmare Chapter 9: Racism: A Persistent American Presence Chapter 10: Women's Oppression: Sexism and Intersectionality Chapter 11: Astride with the Best and the Wisest
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