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The field of inequality emerged out of a set of classic texts--important works that students and scholars continue to read and to rely on to inform their ongoing research. Often controversial and deeply influential, these texts formed the field as we know it and serve as cornerstones even today. For the first time, these twenty calssic texts have no been brought together in a new reader, Inequality: Classic Readings in Race, Class, and Gender. Edited by David B. Grusky and Sonja Szelenyi, this important new volume provides: * A solid introduction to fundamental concepts, theories, and empirical results. * Carefully excerpted pieces that highlight the essential contributions while maintaining ample context for informed, serious discussion. * A coherent selection of core readings appropriate for all inequality courses. The collection is a natural starting point for all new students of inequality as well as a useful reference for advanced scholars who could benefit from easy access to the classics.
When used in inequality courses, the selections provided here may be supplemented with contemporary articles and books, thus allowing teachers the convenience of relying on a single source that distills the must-reads with the flexibility of tailoring contemporary readings to a particular course focus.
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 Inequality: Classic Readings in Race, Class, and Gender (Westview Press); Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men; Mobility and Inequality: Frontiers of Research in Sociology and Economics; Poverty and Inequality; and The Declining Significance of Gender? Szonja Szelenyi has taught at Stanford University, The University of Wisconsin, and Cornell University. She is the author of Equality By Design.
IS INEQUALITY INEVITABLE? 1 Kingsley Davis and Wilbert E. Moore Some Principles of Stratification 2 Melvin M. Tumin Some Principles of Stratification: A Critical Analysis THE STRUCTURE OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY 3 Karl Marx Classes in Capitalism and Pre-Capitalism 4 Max Weber Class, Status, Party 5 Emile Durkheim The Division of Labor in Society 6 Talcott Parsons Equality and Inequality in Modern Society, or Social Stratification Revisited INEQUALITY AT THE EXTREMES 7 C. Wright Mills The Power Elite 8 William Julius Wilson Jobless Poverty: A New Form of Social Dislocation in the Inner-City Ghetto 9 Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass RACIAL, ETHNIC, AND GENDER INEQUALITY 10 Edna Bonacich A Theory of Ethnic Antagonism: The Split Labor Market 11 William Julius Wilson The Declining Significance of Race: Blacks and Changing American Institutions 12 Alejandro Portes and Robert D. Manning The Immigrant Enclave: Theory and Empirical Examples 13 Heidi Hartmann The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism: Towards a More Progressive Union 14 Barbara F. Reskin Labor Markets as Queues: A Structural Approach to Changing Occupational Sex Composition GENERATING INEQUALITY 15 Ralph H. Turner Sponsored and Contest Mobility and the School System 16 Peter M. Blau and Otis Dudley Duncan, with the Collaboration of Andrea Tyree The Process of Stratification 17 William H. Sewell, Archibald O. Haller, and Alejandro Portes The Educational and Early Occupational Attainment Process 18 Pierre Bourdieu Cultural Reproduction and Social Reproduction THE CONSEQUENCES OF INEQUALITY 19 Thorstein Veblen The Theory of the Leisure Class 20 Pierre Bourdieu Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste Index
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