The second edition of this strong collection brings together classical statements on social stratification with current and original scholarship, providing a foundation for theoretical debate on the nature of race, class, and gender inequality. Designed for students in courses on social stratification, inequality, and social theory, this new edition includes a revised and updated editor's introduction and conclusion, along with five new chapters on race and gender from distinguished scholars in the field.
Rhonda F. Levine is professor of sociology at Colgate University. She is the author of numerous books, including most recently, Enriching the Sociological Imagination: How Radical Sociology Changed the Discipline and Class, Networks, and Identity: Replanting Jewish Lives from Nazi Germany to Rural New York.
Chapter 1 The Communist Manifesto Chapter 2 On Classes Chapter 3 Class, Status, Party Chapter 4 What Social Class is in America Chapter 5 Some Principles of Stratification Chapter 6 Some Principles of Stratification: A Critical Analysis Chapter 7 Marxism and Class Theory: A Bourgeois Critique Chapter 8 Class Analysis Chapter 9 Women and Stratification: A Case of Intellectual Sexism Chapter 10 Capitalism, Patriarchy, and the Subordination of Women Chapter 11 Theorizing Difference From Multiracial Feminism Chapter 12 Double-Consciousness and the Veil Chapter 13 Race and Class Chapter 14 The Declining Significance of Race: From Racial Oppression to Economic Class Subordination Chapter 16 Racial Formation Chapter 17 Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis