Social stratification and inequality : class conflict in historical, comparative, and global perspective
Provides a comprehensive exploration of the economic and social divisions in human societies.
Print Book, English, 2012
McGraw-Hill, New York, 2012
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 STRUCTUREChapter 6: The Upper Class Chapter 7: The Corporate ClassChapter 8: The Middle and Working Classes Chapter 9: Poverty and the Political Economy of WelfareChapter 10: Gender Stratification and Inequalities:The Persistence of AscriptionChapter 11: Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity: The Persistence of Ascription PART FOUR: THE PROCESS OF SOCIAL STRATIFICATIONChapter 12: Social Mobility: Class Ascription and AchievementChapter 13: The Process of LegitimationPART FIVE: SOCIAL STRATIFICATION BEYOND THE UNITED STATESChapter 14: The World Stratification System: Dominance and Competition among Core NationsChapter 15: Social Stratification in Japan and Germany: Contrasting Forms of Political-EconomyChapter 16: World Stratification and Globalization: The Poor of This Earth