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The structure of social stratification in the United States

Author: Leonard Beeghley
Publisher: Boston : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This text examines the structure of stratification in the United States, focusing on the way one's class location influences his or her life opportunities. [The author] uses three themes to illustrate social stratification: How power influences the distribution of resources in the United States, how social structure influences rates of events, and how social psychological factors influence how individuals act on,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Beeghley
ISBN: 0205375588 9780205375585
OCLC Number: 53462175
Description: xii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Sociology and stratification --
Race/ethnicity and stratification --
Gender and stratification --
Social class and stratification, occupational prestige and class identification --
Social class and stratification, mobility and status attainment --
Political participation and power --
The rich --
The middle class --
The working class --
The poor --
The United States in global context --
Reflections on the study of stratification.
Responsibility: Leonard Beeghley.

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This text examines the structure of stratification in the United States, focusing on the way one's class location influences his or her life opportunities. [The author] uses three themes to illustrate social stratification: How power influences the distribution of resources in the United States, how social structure influences rates of events, and how social psychological factors influence how individuals act on, and react to, the situations in which they find themselves.-http://www.ablongman.com.

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