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A user-friendly introduction to social inequality. This text is a broad introduction to the many types of inequality– economics, status, political power, sex and gender, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity– in U.S. society and in a global setting. The author provides a wide range of explanations for inequality and, using the latest research on the multiple impacts of inequality, surveys in detail the personal and social consequences of social inequality. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand that inequality is multidimensional Understand that it is essential to understand the explanations of the various forms of inequality in order to further a resolution to any inequality’s undesirable consequences Understand the discussion of inequality in its broader, historical cultural and international context

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Charles E. Hurst
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-10-14
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317344230

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Within and among nations, rising levels of social inequality threaten our collective future. Currently, upwards of 80% of people’s life chances are determined by factors over which they have absolutely no control. Social inequality threatens the democratic project because it destroys the trust on which governments depend, and it gives rise to corrupt political and economic institutions. How can we get out of the traps we have created for ourselves? We need to reboot capitalism. Drawing on diverse examples from a range of countries, McNall explains the social, economic, and ecological traps we have set for ourselves and develops a set of rules of resilience that are necessary conditions for the creation and maintenance of democratic societies, and a set of rules essential for creating a sustainable future.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Scott G. McNall
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-12-07
File: 316 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317333432

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Shapiro, the author of "Black Wealth/White Wealth," blends personal stories, interviews, empirical data, and analysis to illuminate how family assets produce dramatic consequences in the everyday lives of ordinary citizens.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Thomas M. Shapiro
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2004
File: 238 Pages
ISBN-13: 0195181387

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Part 2: Case Studies

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Joseph S. Tulchin
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Release: 2002
File: 205 Pages
ISBN-13: 1588260283

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This book, first published in 1983, examines in depth the nature and sources of class radicalism in France and Britain and takes issue with some of the major theories of class consciousness and class action. Drawing on data both from detailed case studies and from wider national surveys, it shows that the conflict of class interests within capitalist societies can lead to sharply diverging attitudes to class inequality. It argues that the explanation of such differences cannot be found in some 'general' law of the evolution of social conflict in capitalist society. It must be sought in the profound institutional differences that exist between the two societies. In particular the study argues for a reassessment of the importance of the experience of war and of the way in which the business and political elite handled the social crises generated by war, in accounting for the long-term structural divergence of capitalist societies.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Duncan Gallie
Publisher: CUP Archive
Release: 1983
File: 339 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521277000

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This cross-national comparative study analyzes the relationship between social inequality and the attainment of home ownership over the life course in 12 countries.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Karin Kurz
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Release: 2004-07-09
File: 408 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780804767248

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In this authoritative volume, leading researchers offer diverse theoretical perspectives and a wide-range of information on the beginnings and nature of social inequality in past human societies. Their illuminating work investigates the role of status differentiation in traditional archaeological debates and major societal transitions. This volume features numerous case studies from the Old and New World spanning foraging societies to agricultural groups and complex states. Diachronic in view and archaeological in focus, this book will be of significant interest to archaeologists, anthropologists, and students.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: T. Douglas Price
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2013-06-29
File: 290 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781489912893

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Working from interpretations of classic theoretical approaches to class and ethnicity, this work discusses the role of class formation at different historical periods and in different social contexts, looking at the idea of the nation-state and the role of ethnicity in colonialism.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Christopher McAll
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release: 1992
File: 295 Pages
ISBN-13: 0773509232

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This book illustrates the changing ways in which people have accumulated wealth, social and cultural capital in Vietnam's move from a socialist to a market-oriented society.

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Genre: Equality
Author: Philip Taylor
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Release: 2004
File: 392 Pages
ISBN-13: 9812302751

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Moving beyond the traditional dichotomies of social theory, Understanding Social Inequality brings the study of social stratification and inequality into the 21st century. Starting with the widely agreed "fact" that the world is becoming more unequal, this book pulls together the "identity of displacement" in sociology and the "spaces of flow" of geography to show how place has become an increasingly important focus for understanding new trends in social inequality. The book charts a path through current debates and issues that studies of social inequality cannot afford to ignore. Accessible and engagingly written, this book stimulates the "sociological imagination", prompting readers to link personal experiences and public issues.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Tim Butler
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2007-01-19
File: 222 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761963707

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