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The inequality reader : contemporary and foundational readings in race, class, and gender

Author: David B Grusky; Szonja Szelényi
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, cop. 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats

Now revised and updated, this cutting-edge reader introduces undergraduate students to the complexities of inequality in America, showing how race, class, and gender are interrelated through both  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David B Grusky; Szonja Szelényi
ISBN: 9780813344843 0813344840
OCLC Number: 758904281
Description: 1 vol. (XVII-766 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: - Part I: Introduction - 1 David B. Grusky The Stories About Inequality That We Love to Tell - Part II: Does Inequality Serve a Purpose? - 2 Kingsley Davis and Wilbert E. Moore Some Principles of Stratification 3 Claude S. Fischer, Michael Hout, Martin Sanchez Jankowski, Samuel R. Lucas, Ann Swidler, and Kim Voss Inequality by Design 4 Alan B. Krueger Inequality, Too Much of a Good Thing - Part III: The Structure of Social Inequality - SOCIAL CLASS 5 Karl Marx Classes in Capitalism and Pre-Capitalism 6 Erik Olin Wright Class Counts STATUS 7 Max Weber Class, Status, Party 8 Tak Wing Chan and John H. Goldthorpe Is There a Status Order in Contemporary British Society? Evidence from the Occupational Structure of Friendship INCOME 9 Emmanuel Saez Striking It Richer The Evolution of Top Incomes in the United States 10 David B. Grusky and Kim A. Weeden Is Market Failure Behind the Takeoff in Inequality? - Part IV: Inequality at the Extremes - THE RULING CLASS, THE UPPER CLASS, AND ELITES 11 C. Wright Mills The Power Elite 12 G. William Domhoff Who Rules America? Power and Politics 13 Alvin W. Gouldner The Future of Intellectuals and the Rise of the New Class 14 David Brooks Bobos in Paradise The New Upper Class and How They Got There POVERTY AND THE UNDERCLASS The Experience of Poverty 15 Barbara Ehrenreich Nickel-and-Dimed On (not) Getting by in America 16 Katherine S. Newman and Victor Tan Chen The Missing Class Portraits of the Near Poor in America How Much Poverty Is There? 17 Timothy M. Smeeding Poorer by Comparison Poverty, Work, and Public Policy in Comparative Perspective The Sources of Poverty and the Underclass 18 William Julius Wilson Jobless Poverty A New Form of Social Dislocation in the Inner-City Ghetto 19 Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton American Apartheid Segregation and the Making of the Underclass 20 Anne R. Pebley and Narayan Sastry Neighborhoods, Poverty, and Children's Well-Being Poverty and Social Policy 21 Sharon Hays Flat Broke with Children Women in the Age of Welfare Reform 22 Bruce Western Incarceration, Unemployment, and Inequality 23 Stefanie DeLuca and James E. Rosenbaum Escaping Poverty Can Housing Vouchers Help? - Part V: Racial and Ethnic Inequality - CONSTRUCTING RACIAL CATEGORIES 24 Michael Omi and Howard Winant Racial Formation in the United States From the 1960s to the 1990s 25 Reynolds Farley Racial Identities in 2000 The Response to the Multiple-Race Response Option MODES OF INCORPORATION 26 Alejandro Portes and Min Zhou The New Second Generation Segmented Assimilation and Its Variants 27 Mary C. Waters Black Identities West Indian Immigrant Dreams and American Realities DISCRIMINATION, PREJUDICE, AND STEREOTYPING 28 Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan Are Emily and Greg More Employable Than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination 29 Devah Pager Marked Race, Crime, and Finding Work in an Era of Mass Incarceration 30 Joe R. Feagin The Continuing Significance of Race Antiblack Discrimination in Public Places 31 Claude Steele Stereotype Threat and African-American Student Achievement THE FUTURE OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC INEQUALITY 32 William Julius Wilson The Declining Significance of Race Blacks and Changing American Institutions 33 Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro Black Wealth/White Wealth A New Perspective on Racial Inequality 34 Herbert J. Gans The Possibility of a New Racial Hierarchy in the Twenty-First-Century United States 35 Lawrence Bobo What Do You Call a Black Man with a Ph.D.? - Part VI: Gender Inequality - CONSTRUCTING CATEGORIES 36 Judith Lorber The Social Construction of Gender LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION 37 Arlie Russell Hochschild The Time Bind When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work 38 Lisa Belkin The Opt-Out Revolution 39 Pamela Stone Getting to Equal Progress, Pitfalls, and Policy Solutions on the Road to Gender Parity in the Workplace 40 Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson The Time Divide Work, Family, and Gender Inequality DISCRIMINATION 41 Claudia Goldin and Cecilia Rouse Orchestrating Impartiality The Impact of "Blind" Auditions on Female Musicians 42 Shelley J. Correll, Stephen Benard, and In Paik Getting a Job Is There a Motherhood Penalty? 43 Barbara F. Reskin Rethinking Employment Discrimination and Its Remedies SEX SEGREGATION 44 Maria Charles and David B. Grusky Egalitarianism and Gender Inequality 45 Jerry A. Jacobs Detours on the Road to Equality Women, Work, and Higher Education THE GENDER GAP IN WAGES 46 Trond Petersen and Laurie A. Morgan The Within-Job Gender Wage Gap 47 Paula England Devaluation and the Pay of Comparable Male and Female Occupations 48 Francine D. Blau and Lawrence M. Kahn The Gender Pay Gap Have Women Gone as Far as They Can? GLOBALIZATION AND GENDER 49 Arlie Russell Hochschild The Nanny Chain - Part VII: Generating Inequality - THE EXPERIENCE OF MOBILITY 50 Timothy Egan No Degree, and No Way Back to the Middle THE STRUCTURE OF EDUCATIONAL MOBILITY 51 Richard Breen, Ruud Luijkx, Walter Muller, and Reinhard Pollak Nonpersistent Inequality in Educational Attainment Evidence from Eight European Countries THE STRUCTURE OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC MOBILITY 52 David L. Featherman and Robert M. Hauser A Refined Model of Occupational Mobility 53 Richard Breen Social Mobility in Europe 54 Jan O. Jonsson, David B. Grusky, Matthew Di Carlo, and Reinhard Pollak It's a Decent Bet That Our Children Will Be Professors Too 55 Gregory Acs and Seth Zimmerman Like Watching Grass Grow? Assessing Changes in U.S. Intragenerational Economic Mobility over the Past Two Decades STATUS AND INCOME ATTAINMENT Basic Models 56 Peter M. Blau and Otis Dudley Duncan, with the collaboration of Andrea Tyree The Process of Stratification 57 David J. Harding, Christopher Jencks, Leonard M. Lopoo, and Susan E. Mayer Family Background and Income in Adulthood, 1961--1999 Social Psychological Models 58 William H. Sewell, Archibald O. Haller, and Alejandro Portes The Educational and Early Occupational Attainment Process 59 Jay MacLeod Ain't No Makin' It Leveled Aspirations in a Low-Income Neighborhood Sibling Models 60 Dalton Conley The Pecking Order Which Siblings Succeed and Why SOCIAL CAPITAL, NETWORKS, AND ATTAINMENT 61 Mark S. Granovetter The Strength of Weak Ties 62 Nan Lin Social Networks and Status Attainment 63 Ronald S. Burt Structural Holes 64 Roberto M. Fernandez and Isabel Fernandez-Mateo Networks, Race, and Hiring - Part VIII: The Consequences of Inequality -- 65 Janny Scott Life at the Top in America Isn't Just Better, It's Longer 66 John Mullahy, Stephanie Robert, and Barbara Wolfe Health, Income, and Inequality 67 Tak Wing Chan and John H. Goldthorpe The Social Stratification of Theatre, Dance, and Cinema Attendance 68 Annette Lareau Unequal Childhoods Class, Race, and Family Life 69 Eszter Hargittai The Digital Reproduction of Inequality - Part IX: Globalization and Inequality - 70 Joseph E. Stiglitz Globalism's Discontents 71 Glenn Firebaugh The New Geography of Global Income Inequality - Part X: What Is To Be Done? - ECONOMIC STIMULUS AND JOBS 72 Jake Rosenfeld Little Labor How Union Decline Is Changing the American Landscape 73 Gary Burtless Crisis No More The Success of Obama's Stimulus Program EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 74 James J. Heckman Skill Formation and the Economics of Investing in Disadvantaged Children NEIGHBORHOODS AND POVERTY 75 David Brooks The Harlem Miracle EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT 76 Joshua Cohen and Charles Sabel Flexicurity WEALTH AND SAVINGS 77 Dalton Conley A Golden Parachute for Everyone? TAXES AND REDISTRIBUTION 78 Robert H. Frank The Pragmatic Case for Reducing Income Inequality EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION 79 Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried Tackling the Managerial Power Problem The Key to Improving Executive Compensation A CAUTIONARY NOTE 80 Charles Murray Poverty and Marriage, Income Inequality and Brains About the Editors About the Book Index
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