Social Stratification and Inequality

Paperback | January 25, 2011

byHarold Kerbo

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The 8th edition of Social Stratification and Inequality continues to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date exploration of the economic and social divisions in human societies. Extensive comparative information, as well as an overview of how social stratification has changed and evolved over time, gives readers a global perspective on class conflict. Praised for its thorough research and scholarship, Social Stratification and Inequality includes current statistics and the latest trends in the field.

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The 8th edition of Social Stratification and Inequality continues to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date exploration of the economic and social divisions in human societies. Extensive comparative information, as well as an overview of how social stratification has changed and evolved over time, gives readers a global perspective on cla...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 6.3 × 0.9 inPublished:January 25, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:007811165X

ISBN - 13:9780078111655

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1: Perspectives and Concepts in the Study of Social Stratification

Chapter 2: Dimensions of Inequality in the United States

Chapter 3: Social Stratification in Human Societies: The History of Inequality

PART TWO: EXPLANATIONS OF SOCIAL STRATIFICATION: STRATIFICATION THEORIES

Chapter 4: Social Stratification Theory: Early Statements

Chapter 5: Modern Theories of Social Stratification

PART THREE: THE AMERICAN CLASS STRUCTURE

Chapter 6: The Upper Class

Chapter 7: The Corporate Class

Chapter 8: The Middle and Working Classes

Chapter 9: Poverty and the Political Economy of Welfare

Chapter 10: Gender Stratification and Inequalities:The Persistence of Ascription

Chapter 11: Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity: The Persistence of Ascription

PART FOUR: THE PROCESS OF SOCIAL STRATIFICATION

Chapter 12: Social Mobility: Class Ascription and Achievement

Chapter 13: The Process of Legitimation

PART FIVE: SOCIAL STRATIFICATION BEYOND THE UNITED STATES

Chapter 14: The World Stratification System: Dominance and Competition among Core Nations

Chapter 15: Social Stratification in Japan and Germany: Contrasting Forms of Political-Economy

Chapter 16: World Stratification and Globalization: The Poor of This Earth