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Social Inequality in a Global Age

Social Inequality in a Global Age

Seventh Edition

Other Titles in:
Social Stratification

September 2023 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Social Inequality in a Global Age provides a sociological framework for analyzing inequality within the United States in the context of global stratification and a rapidly changing world economy. With insightful analysis, and using examples drawn straight from today's headlines, Scott Sernau explores the multiple dimensions of inequality—class privilege, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, status and power—and how they intersect with each other. As it explores each dimension of inequality, the text analyzes the relationship between changing global power structures and growing inequalities within societies. Throughout, a focus on social action and community engagement encourages students to become involved, active learners in the classroom and engaged citizens in their communities.

Part I Roots of Inequality
Chapter 1 The Gordian Knot of Race, Class, and Gender
Chapter 2 The Great Debate
Chapter 3 The Global Divide: Inequality Across Societies
Part II Dimensions of Inequality
Chapter 4 Class Privilege
Chapter 5 Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Chapter 6 Gender and Sexual Inequality
Chapter 7 Status Prestige
Chapter 8 Power and Politics
Part III Challenges of Inequality
Chapter 9 Moving Up: Education and Mobility
Chapter 10 Abandoned Spaces, Forgotten Places: Poverty and Place
Chapter 11 Reversing the Race to the Bottom: Poverty and Policy
Chapter 12 Challenging the System: Social Movements in a Global Age


Sample Materials & Chapters

Ch01_Roots of Inequality

Ch02_The Great Debate