Like past editions, this tenth edition of Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences is a user-friendly introduction to the study of social inequality. This book conveys the pervasiveness and extensiveness of social inequality in the United States within a comparative context, to show how inequality occurs, how it affects all of us, and what is being done about it.
This edition benefits from a variety of changes that have significantly strengthened the text. The authors pay increased attention to disability, intersectionality, immigration, religion, and place. We have also spotlighted crime and the criminal justice system as well as health and the environment. The tenth edition includes a new chapter on policy alternatives and venues for social change.
Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 An Introduction to the Study of Social Inequality; PART 1 Extent and Forms of Social Inequality; Chapter 2 Class, Income, and Wealth; Chapter 3 Poverty and Welfare Historical Roots of U.S. Poverty Perspective; Chapter 4 Status Inequality; Chapter 5 Power; PART 2 Causes of Inequality; Chapter 6 Classical Explanations of Inequality; Chapter 7 Contemporary Explanations of Inequality; PART 3 Winners and Losers; Chapter 8 Sex and Gender Inequality; Chapter 9 Sexual Orientation and Inequality; Chapter 10 Racial and Ethnic Inequality; Chapter 11 Immigration, Religion, and Place; PART 4 Consequences of Social Inequality; Chapter 12 Inequality, Health, and the Environment; Chapter 13 Inequality, Crime, and Criminal Justice; PART 5 Social Change; Chapter 14 Social Inequality and Social Movements; Chapter 15 Policy Alternatives; Glossary; References; Index