Inequality and Stratification : Race, Class, and Gender
For undergraduate courses in Social Stratification, Race, Class, and Gender, and Introduction to Gender Studies.Using a concise and easy-to-understand style, this guide provides an integrated approach to the implications of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender-explaining how each relates to economic, social, and political inequality. Its straightforward perspective views the considerations of race and gender as central to a full appreciation of the composition and dynamics of class systems. A significant and effective organization incorporates fresh conceptualizations, new research findings, and data, with the fundamentals of social stratification.
- Paperback | 261 pages
- 147.3 x 221 x 15.2mm | 340.2g
- 15 Aug 2001
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
- 4th edition
Table of contents
I. THE NATURE OF INEQUALITY AND STRATIFICATION. 1. Inequality and Social Stratification. 2. Theoretical Approaches to Stratification. II. STRATIFICATION IN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETIES. 3. Industrial Class Systems. 4. Institutionalizing and Legitimizing Stratification. III. PATTERNS OF INEQUALITY. 5. The Dynamics of Economic Inequality. 6. Social Evaluations and Social Relations. 7. The Shape of Political Power and Influence. IV. EXPERIENCING SOCIAL STRATIFICATION. 8. Class, Race, Gender and Life Chances. 9. Class and Lifestyles. 10. Class Consciousness. V. INHERITANCE AND MOBILITY. 11. Patterns of Social Mobility. Bibliography. Author Index. Subject Index.