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Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, this anthology presents 47 readings that illustrate basic theories, concepts, and findings associated with social inequality in the United States. They feature sociological research, providing students with concepts and theories that inspire class discussion.

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Great Divides: Readings in Social Inequality in the United States by Thomas Shapiro

Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, the 47 readings in this anthology illustrate basic theories, concepts, and findings associated with social inequality in the United States. Many selections feature cutting-edge sociological research, providing students with new concepts and theories that inspire thought-provoking class discussion.

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Table of Contents


Preface About the Contributors Introduction Part I: Opportunity and Inequality in the United States 1: Why Inequality 2: Economic Restructuring and Systems of Inequality 3: A Half Century of Incomes 4: Social Immobility in the Land of Opportunity 5: Wealth in America: Trends in Wealth Inequality Part II: How Social Stratification is Generated Theories of Stratification 6: Manifesto of the Communist Party 7: Class, Status, Party 8: Capitalism, Patriarchy, and Job Segregation by Sex 9: A Theory of Ethnic Antagonism: The Split Labor Market Stratification and Society 10: Sponsored and Contest Mobility and the School System 11: Some Principles of Stratification 12: The Uses of Undeservingness Part III: Class Impact of Globalization in the United States 13: A General Framework for the Analysis of Class 14: Mass Production in Postmodern Times 15: Globalization, Immigration, and Changing Social Relations in U.S. Cities 16: New Migrations, New Theories Power, Division, and Class 17: The Structure of Power in American Society 18: Weeding out the Wealthy 19: The American Upper Class 20: Family Matters, Work Matters? Poverty Among Women of Color and White Women 21: Making Ends Meet at a Low-Wage Job Part IV: Race and Ethnicity Race in our Time 22: The Problem of the Twentieth-Century Is the Problem of the Color Line 23: Racial Formation American Identity and Culture 24: Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only? 25: Campaigning for Respect 26: A History of Multicultural America Race and Ethnic Division 27: The Wages of Race: Color and Employment Opportunity in Chicago's Inner City 28: The Continuing Causes of Segregation 29: Black Wealth/White Wealth 30: Beyond the Melting Pot Reconsidered 31: Not Everyone is Chosen: Segmented Assimilation and Its Determinants 32: Racial Antagonisms and Race-Based Social Policy Part V: Gender Understanding Gender 33: Gender as Structure 34: White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women's Studies 35: Theorizing Difference from Multiracial Feminism 36: Conceptions of Masculinity and Gender Transgressions in Sport Among Adolescent Boys: Hegemony, Contestation, and the Social Class Dynamic Gendered Institutions 37: "Buddies" or "Slutties": The Collective Sexual Reputation of Fraternity Little Sisters 38: Women and Work: Exploring Race, Ethnicity, and Class 39: Why Does Jane Read and Write so Well? The Anomaly of Women's Achievement 40: Women, Men, and Work in the Twenty-First Century Part VI: Class, Race, and Gender in an Institutional Context: Education and the Environment 41: The Vital Link: Prep Schools and Higher Education 42: The Savage Inequalities of Public Education in New York 43: Can Education Eliminate Race, Class, and Gender Inequality? 44: Environmental Justice for All 45: Toxic Waste and Race in the United States 46: Black, Brown, Red, and Poisoned

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GOR010757386
Great Divides: Readings in Social Inequality in the United States by Thomas Shapiro
Thomas Shapiro
Used - Very Good
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2004-06-01
464
0072825847
9780072825848
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