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Great divides : readings in social inequality in the United States

Author: Thomas M Shapiro
Publisher: Mountain View, Calif. : Mayfield, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, this book features 46 readings that illustrate basic theories, concepts, and findings associated with social inequality in the US.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Shapiro
ISBN: 0767416406 9780767416405
OCLC Number: 43540363
Description: xv, 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Opportunity and inequality in the United States. Why inequality? / Claude S. Fischer, ... [et al.] --
The equality dilemma: fair play or fair shares? / William Ryan --
A half century of incomes / Frank Levy --
Top heavy / Edward N. Wolff --
Part II: How social stratification is generated. Manifesto of the Communist party / Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels --
Class, status, party / Max Weber --
Capitalism, patriarchy, and job segregation by sex / Heidi Hartmann --
A theory of ethnic antagonism: the split labor market / Edna Bonacich --
The process of stratification / Peter M. Blau and Otis Dudley Duncan --
Social immobility in the land of opportunity / Jay MacLeod --
Sponsored and context mobility and the school system / Ralph H. Turner --
Some principles of stratification / Kingsley Davis and Wilbert E. Moore --
The uses of undeservingness / Herbert J. Gans --
Part III: Class. A general framework for the analysis of class / Erik Olin Wright --
Conspicuous leisure / Thorstein Veblen --
Mass production in postmodern times / Richard J. Barnet and John Cavanagh --
The storm upon us / William Greider --
New migrations, new theories / Douglas S. Massey ... [et al.] --
The structure of power in American society / C. Wright Mills --
Weeding out the wealthy / Jeffrey Reiman --
The American upper class / G. William Domhoff --
Economic self-sufficiency in present-day America / John E. Schwarz and Thomas J. Volgy --
The crisis of the American dream / Bennett Harrison and Barry Bluestone --
Making ends meet at a low-wage job / Kathryn Edin and Laura Lein --
Part IV: Race and ethnicity. The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line / W. E. B. Du Bois --
Racial formation / Michael Omi and Howard Winant --
Campaigning for respect / Elijah Anderson --
A history of multicultural America / Ronald Takaki "We'd love to hire them but ...": the meaning of race to employers / Kathryn M. Neckerman and Joleen Kirschenman --
The continuing causes of segregation / Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton --
Black wealth/white wealth / Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro --
The continuing significance of race: antiblack discrimination in public places / Joe R. Feagin --
The ethnic enclave debate revisited / Roger Waldinger --
Racial antagonisms and race-based social policy / William Julius Wilson --
Part V: Gender. Gender as structure / Barbara J. Risman --
White privilege and male privilege: a personal account of coming to see correspondences through work in women's studies / Peggy McIntosh --
Mammies, matriarchs, and other controlling images / Patricia Hill Collins --
Women and work: exploring race, ethnicity, and class / Elizabeth Higginbotham --
Boyhood, organized sports, and the construction of masculinities / Michael Messner --
"Buddies" or "slutties": the collective sexual reputation of fraternity little sisters / Mindy Stombler --
Why does Jane read and write so well? The anomaly of women's achievement / Roslyn Arlin Mickelson --
The ceiling and the wall: the double barrier to the top / Ann M. Morrison, ... [et al.] --
Women, men, and work in the twenty-first century / Barbara F. Reskin and Irene Padavic --
Part VI: Class, race, and gender in an institutional context: education. The vital link: prep schools and higher education / Peter W. Cookson, Jr., and Caroline Hodges Persell --
The savage inequalities of public education in New York / Jonathan Kozol --
The shape of the river / William G. Bowen and Derek Bok.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Thomas M. Shapiro.
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