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Great Divides: Readings in Social Inequality in the United States

Great Divides: Readings in Social Inequality in the United States
Author: Thomas Shapiro
ISBN 13: 9780072825848
ISBN 10: 72825847
Edition: 3
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Publication Date: 2004-05-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
List Price: N/A

Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, the 47 readings in this anthology illustrate basic theories, concepts, and findings associated with social inequality in the United States. Many selections feature cutting-edge sociological research, providing students with new concepts and theories that inspire thought-provoking class discussion.


Presents an anthology blending classic essays on inequality and social stratification together with new research in the area. This second edition adds 20 new selections of contemporary sociological research. Issues highlighted for this edition include the effects of global capitalism, economic struggles of women on welfare, the widening gap between the wealthy and the poor, the effects of deindustrialization on the plight of the poor, and women and work across class and racial lines. Lacks a subject index. The editor is affiliated with Northeastern University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)