Inequality In America: Race, Poverty, And Fulfilling Democracy's Promise by Stephen CaliendoInequality In America: Race, Poverty, And Fulfilling Democracy's Promise by Stephen Caliendo

Inequality In America: Race, Poverty, And Fulfilling Democracy's Promise

byStephen Caliendo

Paperback | July 18, 2017

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Why does inequality have such a hold on American society and public policy? And what can we, as citizens, do about it? Inequality in America takes an in-depth look at race, class and gender-based inequality, across a wide range of issues from housing and education to crime, employment and health. Caliendo explores how individual attitudes can affect public opinion and lawmakers' policy solutions. He also illustrates how these policies result in systemic barriers to advancement that often then contribute to individual perceptions. This cycle of disadvantage and advantage can be difficult-though not impossible-to break. "Representing" and "What Can I Do?" feature boxes throughout the book highlight key public figures who have worked to combat inequality and encourage students to take action to do the same. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to include the most current data and to cover recent issues and events like the 2016 elections and the Black Lives Matter movement. It now also includes a brand-new chapter on crime and criminal justice and an expanded discussion of immigration. Concise and accessible, Inequality in America paves the way for students to think critically about the attitudes, behaviors and structures of inequality.
Stephen M. Caliendois Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Political Science at North Central College. He is co-author ofRace Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns. He is also the co-director of The Project on Race in Political Communication (
Title:Inequality In America: Race, Poverty, And Fulfilling Democracy's PromiseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 18, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813350530

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Representation and the Roots of Inequality

Chapter 2: Income and Wealth

Chapter 3: Housing

Chapter 4: Education

Chapter 5: Crime and Employment

Chapter 6: Health

Chapter 7: Gender

Chapter 8: Affirmative Action

Conclusion: The Space between Power and Powerlessness

Editorial Reviews

"Inequality in America is a thorough andcomprehensive review of the state of race- and socioeconomic-status-basedinequality from a multidisciplinary perspective. The author includes a great mixof political science, history, economics, and sociology. I highly recommendthis book for anyone teaching an undergraduate course on U.S. inequality."-S. Michael Gaddis, The Pennsylvania State University