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Social Stratification (4TH 14 Edition)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"[This text] reflects a clear vision of the scientific and intellectual history of the field, but it will also shape research and scholarship for years to come. For researchers, teachers, and students, Social Stratification will be an indispensable resource."

Robert M. Hauser, National Research Council

"The revised edition of Social Stratification is the definitive reader in the field…A must-read."

Barbara Reskin, University of Washington

With income inequality on the rise and the ongoing economic downturn, the causes, consequences, and politics of inequality are undergoing a fundamental transformation. Updated and highly accessible, the fourth edition of Social Stratification provides refreshing take on existing theories, incorporates the latest data, and lends new perspectives to classic debates.

The fourth edition includes fifty new or updated readings and a new streamlined organization that allows the evolution of stratification scholarship to unfold in a systematic fashion. The new readings cover the latest research on economic inequality, including the social construction of racial categories, the new immigrant economy, new forms of segregation and neighborhood inequality, the uneven and stalled gender revolution, the role of new educational forms and institutions in generating both equality and inequality, and the extent of anti-gay discrimination in the labor market.

The result is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and methodologically diverse text appropriate for sophisticated undergraduate and graduate courses on poverty, inequality, social stratification, social problems, the labor market, social class, social mobility, and race and ethnicity.

David B. Grusky is professor of sociology at Stanford University, director of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, founder and coeditor of Pathways Magazine, and coeditor of the Stanford University Press Social Inequality Series. His recent books include Occupy the Future, The Great Recession, The Inequality Reader (Westview Press), and Mobility and Inequality.

Synopsis:

A demanding, comprehensive, no-holds-barred overview of the classic and cutting-edge writing and scholarship on poverty, inequality, and stratification

Synopsis:

Now in its fourth edition, this collection provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and methodologically diverse overview of classic and cutting-edge scholarship on poverty and inequality.

Synopsis:

The study of poverty and inequality has been thrust into the foreground as scholars, politicians, and policymakers respond to the spectacular increase in economic inequality and the slowing, stalling out, or even reversal of long-standing downward trends in other forms of inequality. The Grusky reader, which has been the mainstay of the field for well over a decade, has now been updated and revised to reflect ongoing changes in the structure of inequality and in the tools and concepts that scholars have used to understand these changes. In this heavily-updated fourth edition, the history of the field unfolds in systematic fashion, with the introductory articles in each section providing examples of the classical work that laid the conceptual or methodological foundation and the remaining chapters introducing students to the cutting-edge work that builds on that foundation and moves it forward. The resulting collection is comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and methodologically diverse. Although it is the classic primary text for courses on poverty, inequality, or gender, race, and class, it is also increasingly used as a supplementary text for sophisticated introductory sociology courses with an emphasis on issues of inequality.

About the Author

David B. Grusky is professor of sociology and director of the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University. His recent books include The Inequality Puzzle; The Inequality Reader: Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender; Inequality: Classic Readings in Race, Class, and Gender; Mobility and Inequality; Poverty and Inequality; Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men; and The Declining Significance of Gender?.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

David B. Grusky and Katherine R. Weisshaar

David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelényi

PART I: THE FUNCTIONS AND DYSFUNCTIONS OF INEQUALITY

2. Kingsley Davis and Wilbert E. Moore

3. Melvin M. Tumin

4. Claude S. Fischer, Michael Hout, Martín Sánchez Jankowski, Samuel R. Lucas, Ann Swidler, and Kim Voss

PART II: INEQUALITY IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

CROSS-SOCIETAL DIFFERENCES

5. David B. Grusky and Katherine R. Weisshaar

6. Gøsta Esping-Andersen and John Myles

TRENDS IN ECONOMIC INEQUALITY

7. Anthony B. Atkinson, Thomas Piketty, and Emmanuel Saez

8. Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz

9. Bruce Western and Jake Rosenfeld

10. Robert Frank

11. Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

12. Thomas A. DiPrete, Gregory M. Eirich, and Matthew Pittinsky

13. Yujia Liu and David B. Grusky

PART III: THE STRUCTURE OF INEQUALITY

MARXIAN THEORIES OF CLASS

14. Karl Marx

15. Ralf Dahrendorf

16. Erik Olin Wright

17. Immanuel Wallerstein

WEBERIAN THEORIES OF CLASS

18. Max Weber

19. Anthony Giddens

20. Frank Parkin

21. Tak Wing Chan and John H. Goldthorpe

DURKHEIMIAN THEORIES OF CLASS

22. Emile Durkheim

23. Kim A. Weeden and David B. Grusky

CLASSIC GRADATIONALISM

24. Donald J. Treiman

25. John H. Goldthorpe and Keith Hope

26. David L. Featherman and Robert M. Hauser

27. Robert M. Hauser and John Robert Warren

THE NEW GRADATIONALISM?

28. Aage B. Sørensen

29. Amartya K. Sen

PART IV: THE RULING CLASS, ELITES, AND THE UPPER CLASS

CLASSIC STATEMENTS

30. Gaetano Mosca

31. C. Wright Mills

32. Anthony Giddens

CONTEMPORARY STATEMENTS

33. G. William Domhoff

34. Alvin W. Gouldner

35. David Brooks

36. Gil Eyal, Iván Szelényi, and Eleanor Townsley

37. Andrew G. Walder

PART V: POVERTY AND THE UNDERCLASS

THE EXPERIENCE OF POVERTY

38. Barbara Ehrenreich

39. Kathryn Edin, Timothy Nelson, and Joanna Miranda Reed

POVERTY AND THE ECONOMY

40. William Julius Wilson

41. Sheldon Danziger, Koji Chavez, and Erin Cumberworth

THE EFFECTS OF POLITICS AND INSTITUTIONS

42. Lane Kenworthy

43. Katherine S. Newman and Rourke L. OBrien

NEIGHBORHOODS AND SEGREGATION

44. Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton

45. Robert Sampson

46. Stefanie DeLuca and James E. Rosenbaum

47. Patrick Sharkey and Felix Elwert

HOW IMPORTANT IS EARLY CHILDHOOD?

48. James J. Heckman

49. Greg J. Duncan and Katherine Magnuson

50. Gary W. Evans, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and Pamela Kato Klebanov

INCARCERATION AND POVERTY

51. Bruce Western and Becky Pettit

PART VI: WHE GETS AHEAD?

CLASS MOBILITY

52. David L. Featherman and Robert M. Hauser

53. Robert Erikson and John H. Goldthorpe

54. Richard Breen

55. Jan O. Jonsson, David B. Grusky, Matthew Di Carlo, and Reinhard Pollak

INCOME MOBILITY

56. Gary Solon

57. John Ermisch, Markus Jäntti, Timothy Smeeding, and James A. Wilson

CLASSIC MODELS OF STATUS ATTAINMENT

58. Peter M. Blau and Otis Dudley Duncan, with the

collaboration of Andrea Tyree

59. Christopher Jencks, Marshall Smith, Henry Acland, Mary Jo Bane,

David Cohen, Herbert Gintis, Barbara Heyns, and Stephan Michelson

EDUCATION AND REPRODUCTION

60. Richard Breen and John H. Goldthorpe

61. Sean F. Reardon

62. Richard Breen, Ruud Luijkx, Walter Müller, and Reinhard Pollak

63. Michelle Jackson

64. Sigal Alon

65. Florencia Torche

66. Jennie E. Brand and Yu Xie

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL MODELS

67. William H. Sewell, Archibald O. Haller, and Alejandro Portes

68. Jay MacLeod

69. Stephen L. Morgan

LABOR MARKETS

70. Michael J. Piore

71. Aage B. Sørensen and Arne L. Kalleberg

72. Arne L. Kalleberg

73. Jake Rosenfeld

SOCIAL CAPITAL, NETWORKS, AND ATTAINMENT

74. Mark S. Granovetter

75. Nan Lin

76. Ronald S. Burt

77. Roberto M. Fernandez and Isabel Fernandez-Mateo

78. Paul DiMaggio and Filiz Garip

PART VII: RACE AND ETHNICITY

CONSTRUCTING RACIAL CATEGORIES

79. Michael Omi and Howard Winant

80. Aliya Saperstein and Andrew M. Penner

CLASSIC MODES OF INCORPORATION

81. Edna Bonacich

82. Alejandro Portes and Robert D. Manning

83. Richard D. Alba and Victor Nee

NEW MODES OF INCORPORATION

84. Alejandro Portes and Min Zhou

85. Tomás R. Jiménez

DISCRIMINATION

86. Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan

87. Claude Steele

88. Devah Pager

ARE RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISTINCTIONS DECLINING IN SIGNIFICANCE?

89. William Julius Wilson

90. Reanne Frank, Ilana Redstone Akresh, and Bo Lu

91. Zhenchao Qian and Daniel T. Lichter

PART VIII: GENDER INEQUALITY

LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION

92. Arlie Russell Hochschild

93. Lisa Belkin

94. Christine Percheski

DISCRIMINATION

95. Claudia Goldin and Cecilia Rouse

96. Shelley J. Correll, Stephen Benard, and In Paik

97. András Tilcsik

98. Barbara F. Reskin

99. Trond Petersen

SEX SEGREGATION

100. William T. Bielby

101. Jerry A. Jacobs

102. Barbara F. Reskin

103. Elizabeth H. Gorman and Julie A. Kmec

104. Maria Charles and David B. Grusky

GENDER GAP IN WAGES

105. Trond Petersen and Laurie A. Morgan

106. Paula England

107. Tony Tam

108. Francine Blau

HOW GENDER INTERSECTS

109. Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins

110. Emily Greenman and Yu Xie

A STALLING OUT?

111. Paula England

112. David Cotter, Joan M. Hermsen, and Reeve Vanneman

113. Cecilia L. Ridgeway

PART IX: THE CONSEQUENCES OF INEQUALITY

LIFESTYLES

114. Pierre Bourdieu

115. Tak Wing Chan and John H. Goldthorpe

116. Annette Lareau

117. Sean F. Reardon and Kendra Bischoff

POLITICS AND ATTITUDES

118. Thomas Frank

119. Michael Hout and Daniel Laurison

HEALTH

120. Johannes Siegrist and Michael Marmot

121. Karen Lutfey and Jeremy Freese

122. Richard Miech, Fred Pampel, Jinyoung Kim, and Richard G. Rogers

PART X: THE FUTURE OF INEQUAITY

INDUSTRIALISM AND POST-INDUSTRIALISM

123. Daniel Bell

124. Gøsta Esping-Andersen

125. Michael Hout and Erin Cumberworth

POST-SOCIALISM

126. Victor Nee

127. Gil Eyal, Iván Szelényi, and Eleanor Townsley

128. Andrew G. Walder

POST-MODERNITY AND HIGH MODERNITY

129. John W. Meyer

130. Anthony Giddens

GLOBALIZATION AND INEQUALITY

131. Joseph E. Stiglitz

132. Glenn Firebaugh

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813346717
Author:
Grusky
Publisher:
Westview Press
Author:
Grusky, David B.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Subject:
Featured Titles-History and Social Science
Edition Description:
Fourth Edition, Fourth Edition
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
1200
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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A demanding, comprehensive, no-holds-barred overview of the classic and cutting-edge writing and scholarship on poverty, inequality, and stratification
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Now in its fourth edition, this collection provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and methodologically diverse overview of classic and cutting-edge scholarship on poverty and inequality.
"Synopsis" by ,
The study of poverty and inequality has been thrust into the foreground as scholars, politicians, and policymakers respond to the spectacular increase in economic inequality and the slowing, stalling out, or even reversal of long-standing downward trends in other forms of inequality. The Grusky reader, which has been the mainstay of the field for well over a decade, has now been updated and revised to reflect ongoing changes in the structure of inequality and in the tools and concepts that scholars have used to understand these changes. In this heavily-updated fourth edition, the history of the field unfolds in systematic fashion, with the introductory articles in each section providing examples of the classical work that laid the conceptual or methodological foundation and the remaining chapters introducing students to the cutting-edge work that builds on that foundation and moves it forward. The resulting collection is comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and methodologically diverse. Although it is the classic primary text for courses on poverty, inequality, or gender, race, and class, it is also increasingly used as a supplementary text for sophisticated introductory sociology courses with an emphasis on issues of inequality.
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