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Social stratification and inequality : class conflict in historical, comparative, and global perspective

Author: Harold R Kerbo
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2009.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold R Kerbo
ISBN: 9780073380070 0073380075
OCLC Number: 171614408
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I: Introduction --
1. Perspectives and concepts in the study of social stratification --
Social stratification in the modern world system --
2. Dimensions of inequality in the United States --
Income and wealth inequality --
Inequality in basic necessities --
Health inequalities --
Unequal political outputs --
Dimensions of inequality: a conclusion --
3. Social stratification in human societies: the history of inequality --
Varieties of human stratification systems --
The emergence of inequality and social stratification --
The reduction of inequality with industrial and postindustrial societies --
Conclusion: the history of inequality. pt. II: Explanations of social stratification: stratification theories --
4. Social stratification theory: early statements --
Competing paradigms in the study of social stratification --
The Marxian heritage in social stratification: the development of critical-conflict paradigm --
Social change --
The Marxian view of class --
Max Weber: an alternative conflict paradigm --
An uncritical-order paradigm matures: the functional theory of Émile Durkheim --
The classical period of sociological theory: a summary --
5. Modern theories of social stratification --
Views of social stratification in America: early years --
Functional theories of social stratification --
Conflict theories of social stratification --
The bases of class stratification and class location --
Theories of social stratification: a conclusion. pt. III: The American class structure --
6. The upper class --
Locating the upper class --
Upper-class dominance today? --
The upper class as a governing class --
The upper class: a conclusion --
7. The corporate class --
The upper class as ruling class: a critique --
The structure of corporate concentration: foundation for a corporate class --
The concentration of economic and political power: so what? --
The corporate class: conclusion --
8. The middle and working classes --
The middle and working classes in the system of social stratification --
The middle class and working class: recent historical changes --
Some consequences of class position --
Middle-class and working-class positions in the structures of economic and political power --
9. Poverty and the political economy of welfare --
A brief history of poverty in America --
Counting the poor --
The extent of poverty in the United States --
Theories of poverty --
Class conflict and the Welfare State --
10. Gender stratification and inequalities: the persistence of ascription --
Sex and gender --
Gender inequalities --
Educational attainment and gender --
Gender inequality in global perspective --
A history of gender stratification --
Theories of gender stratification --
Class effects on gender income inequality --
11. Inequalities of race and ethnicity: the persistence of ascription --
Race and ethnicity: some definitions --
The inequalities of race and ethnicity --
A history of race and ethnic stratification --
Global immigration: a comparative view of the new dimensions of global race and ethnic conflicts --
Theoretical explanations of race and ethnic inequalities. pt. IV: The process of social stratification --
12. Social mobility: class ascription and achievement --
Social mobility --
The attainment process --
13. The process of legitimation --
The macroprocess of legitimation: building support for specific forms of inequality. pt. V: Social stratification beyond the United States --
14. The world stratification system: dominance and competition among core nations --
Characteristics of the world stratification system --
Development of the modern world system --
A brief history of core conflict and hegemony --
American inequality and the future of core conflict --
Capitalist models and core competition in the 21st century --
The global corporate class --
15. Social stratification in Japan --
Ranking in Japan: some introductory observations --
A history of social stratification in Japan --
The structural bases of social stratification in Japan --
Japan's power elite --
Achievement and ascription in modern Japan --
Inequality and status ranking in Japan --
Core competition in the 21st century: whither Japan --
16. Social stratification in Germany --
A brief history of the German political economy --
Social stratification in Germany: some basic similarities --
an a few differences --
Corporate and bureaucratic elites --
German workers and codetermination laws --
Conclusion --
17. World stratification and globalization: the poor of this earth --
The extent of world poverty --
The world system and economic development in periphery nations: why some of the world's poor remain poor --
Global corporations can do harm: some evidence --
World system effects on noncore stratification systems --
The characteristics of East and Southeast Asian nations: the exceptions behind the Asian economic miracles --
Asian traditions and forms of social organization: some commonalities --
The case of Thailand --
The world stratification system: a conclusion and perspective on the future.
Responsibility: Harold R. Kerbo.
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