Exploring Inequality: A Sociological Approach

Paperback | September 14, 2015

byJenny Stuber

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Exploring Inequality: A Sociological Approach uses a sociological lens to explore the topics of diversity and social inequality. This sociological perspective demonstrates how social identities - like sex, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, social class, and disability status - aresocially constructed. The book also focuses on social inequality, illustrating how individual forces at the micro-level - along with structural factors on the macro-level - often perpetuate inequalities. In so doing, it shows that power and privilege, along with face-to-face meetings andinteractions, structure the unequal worlds in which we live. Exploring Inequality explains how identities and inequalities that we take for granted are never static, but always changing-and how everyday examples of activism work to erode these inequalities.

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Exploring Inequality: A Sociological Approach uses a sociological lens to explore the topics of diversity and social inequality. This sociological perspective demonstrates how social identities - like sex, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, social class, and disability status - aresocially constructed. The book also focuses on soci...

Jenny Stuber is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of North Florida. In addition to her book, Inside the College Gates (2011), her research has appeared in Sociological Forum, The Journal of Contemporary Sociology, The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and Teaching in Higher Education.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 7.52 × 0.79 inPublished:September 14, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019933112X

ISBN - 13:9780199331123

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Can't We All Just Get Along? A Sociological Approach to DiversityUNIT 1 The Social Construction of Identity and Difference2. Is Biology Destiny? Understanding Sex and Gender3. Baby, Was I Born This Way? Understanding Sexual Orientation and Sexuality4. More than Skin Deep? Understanding Race and Ethnicity5. Living the American Dream? Understanding Social Class6. Deficit or Difference? Understanding DisabilitiesUNIT 2 Socialization: The Process by Which We Become Who We Are7. Enlisting in Gender Boot Camp: How We Become Gendered Beings8. "We Make Each Other Racial": How We Become Racialized Beings9. Calling Class to Order: How We Become Classed BeingsUNIT 3 Of Prejudice and Privilege: A Sociologists' Tool Kit10. Bigots, Cheats, and Unsportsmanlike Players: Understanding Inequality at the Micro-Level11. Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game: Understanding Inequality at the Macro-LevelUNIT 4 Unequal Outcomes: The Interplay of Micro- and Macro-Levels12. Graduating with Honors? Understanding Inequalities in Education13. Lean In or Opt Out? Understanding Gender Inequalities at Work14. Living to a Ripe Old Age? Understanding Inequalities in Health and Well-Being

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"With its accessible writing style, relevant examples, comprehensive coverage, and thoroughly sociological analysis of some key dimensions of inequality, Exploring Inequality is the best book on the market to introduce undergraduate students to the study of social inequality. I look forward tousing it in my courses!" --Steve Jacobs, Piedmont College