For undergraduate courses in Social Stratification, Race, Class, and Gender, and Introduction to Gender Studies. Using a concise and easy-to-understand style, this text provides an integrated approach to the implications of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender-explaining how each relates to economic, social, and political inequality.
I. THE NATURE OF INEQUALITY AND STRATIFICATION.
1. Inequality and Social Stratification.
2. Theoretical Approaches to Stratification.
II. STRATIFICATION IN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETIES.
3. Industrial Class Systems.
4. Institutionalizing and Legitimizing Stratification.
III. PATTERNS OF INEQUALITY.
5. The Dynamics of Economic Inequality.
6. Social Evaluations and Social Relations.
7. The Shape of Political Power and Influence.
IV. EXPERIENCING SOCIAL STRATIFICATION.
8. Class, Race, Gender and Life Chances.
9. Class and Lifestyles.
10. Class Consciousness.
V. INHERITANCE AND MOBILITY.
11. Patterns of Social Mobility.