Social Stratification

Recognizing Race and Ethnicity: Power, Privilege, and Inequality

Kathleen J. Fitzgerald

Second Edition • February 21, 2017 • 552 pages

Print: $75.00 USD/$97.50 CAD • Ebook: $50.99 USD/$66.99 CAD

This refreshing text stresses institutional and cultural themes in race and ethnicity—rather than individual racial/ethnic groups.

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Inequality in the 21st Century: A Reader

Edited by David B. Grusky and Jasmine Hill

First Edition • February 7, 2017 • 500 pages

Print: $75.00 USD/$97.50 CAD • Ebook: $50.99 USD/$66.99 CAD

We are in a moment in history in which income inequality and economic segregation are rapidly increasing, racial conflicts are coming to a head, and inequality based on citizenship, sexual identity, and other statuses are evolving. By introducing readers to the research that’s defined and changed the field, Inequality in the 21st Century makes sense of our new gilded age and the inequalities that define it.

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Privilege: A Reader

Edited by Michael S. Kimmel and Abby L. Ferber

Fourth Edition • July 12, 2016 • 304 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$54.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

Kimmel and Ferber present essays that explore the multifaceted nature of social location and consider how various social markers interact to create nuanced layers of privilege and oppression.

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Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader

Patrick R. Grzanka

First Edition • February 26, 2014 • 384 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$56.50 CAD

Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader is an accessible, primary-source driven exploration of intersectionality in sociology and related fields. The book maps the origins of the concept, particularly in Black feminist thought and sociology, opens the discourse to challenges and applications across disciplines and outside academia, and explores the leading…

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Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective

David B. Grusky

Fourth Edition • January 28, 2014 • 1200 pages

Print: $92.00 USD/$62.50 CAD

With income inequality on the rise and the ongoing economic downturn, the causes, consequences, and politics of inequality are undergoing a fundamental transformation. Updated and highly accessible, the fourth edition of Social Stratification provides refreshing take on existing theories, incorporates the latest data, and lends new perspectives to classic debates.…

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Ain’t No Makin’ It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood, Third Edition

Jay MacLeod

Third Edition • July 1, 2008 • 552 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Jay MacLeod brought us to the Clarendon Heights public housing development and introduced us to Jinx and Mokey and their teenage friends—the Hallway Hangers and the Brothers—in 1987 with the first edition of Ain’t No Makin’ It. The dreams of one peer group and the defeatism of the other moved…

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The Ghetto: Contemporary Global Issues and Controversies

Edited by Ray Hutchison; Bruce Haynes

First Edition • August 1, 2011 • 384 pages

Print: $49.00 USD/$53.99 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$34.99 CAD

Too often the term “ghetto” is simply applied to any African American community, to the inner city as a whole, or recently to anything that is degraded or unrefined. But what is a ghetto? Does it arise organically from cities, or is it a consequence of social conflict and government…

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The Inequality Reader: Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender

Edited by David Grusky; Szonja Szelenyi

Second Edition • March 1, 2011 • 784 pages

Print: $72.00 USD/$63.99 CAD

Oriented toward the introductory student, The Inequality Reader is the essential textbook for undergraduate inequality courses. Respected editors David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelényi have assembled the most relevant classic and contemporary readings, providing balanced coverage of inequality’s past and present. The carefully selected essays are methodologically diverse and interdisciplinary…

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Race, Place, and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina: Struggles to Reclaim, Rebuild, and Revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

Edited by Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

First Edition • February 1, 2009 • 312 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$56.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans leaving death and destruction across the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama Gulf Coast counties. The lethargic and inept emergency response that followed exposed institutional flaws, poor planning, and false assumptions that are built into the emergency response and homeland security…

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Inequality: Classic Readings in Race, Class, and Gender

David B. Grusky; SZONJA SZELENYI

First Edition • January 3, 2006 • 352 pages

Print: $50.00 USD/$56.50 CAD

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…

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