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Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences (7th Edition)

Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences (7th Edition)
Author: Charles E. Hurst
ISBN 13: 9780205698295
ISBN 10: 205698298
Edition: 7
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-06-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
List Price: $101.60

A broad introduction to inequality both nationally and internationally.

This text is intended as a broad introduction to the many types of inequality in U.S. society and in the global setting. The authors provide a wide range of explanations on inequality and offering analyses of policy attempts to address these issues.

The text provides data from the latest research in its discussions of economic, status, political, gender, sexual, and racial/ethnic inequalities.


An introduction to the study of social inequality, for undergraduates. Addresses economic, status, gender, ethnic, and political dimensions of inequality, shows how inequality affects society and individuals, surveys classical and contemporary explanations from sociology, economics, and anthropology, and discusses stability and change in socioeconomic inequality. This second edition includes separate chapters on race and gender, material with an international perspective, and expanded treatment of stereotyping. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)