Rigging the Game: How Inequality is Reproduced in Everyday Life by Michael Schwalbe

Rigging the Game: How Inequality is Reproduced in Everyday Life

byMichael Schwalbe

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In Rigging the Game Michael Schwalbe offers a clear and compelling introduction to how the rules that shape economic life and everyday interaction generate and perpetuate inequality in American society. Guided by the questions How did the situation get this way? and How does it stay this way?,Schwalbe tracks inequality from its roots to its regulation. With its lively combination of analysis and stories, Rigging the Game is an innovative tool for teaching about the inequalities of race, class, and gender. In the final chapter, "Escaping the Inequality Trap," Schwalbe helps studentsunderstand how inequality can be challenged and overcome.

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Michael Schwalbe is Professor of Sociology at North Carolina State University. He is the author of Unlocking the Iron Cage: The Men's Movement, Gender Politics, and American Culture (1996), The Sociologically Examined Life: Pieces of the Conversation (2007), Manhood Acts: Gender and the Practices of Domination (2014), and other books.
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Title:Rigging the Game: How Inequality is Reproduced in Everyday LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.19 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:January 14, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface to Rigging the Game Second Edition: Welcome to the ConversationIntroduction: Thinking Sociologically About Inequality1. The Roots of Inequality2. Rigging the Game3. The Valley of the Nine Families (a story)4. Arresting the Imagination5. Smoke Screen (a story)6. Regulating the Action7. Interview with Rania O (an account)8. Escaping the Inequality TrapAcknowledgmentsIndex

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"I like Schwalbe's inclusion of steps to action and positive social change. This will be good for students who might otherwise feel hopeless after realizing how entrenched and pervasive inequality is in our world." --Tennille Allen, Lewis University