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The Inequality Reader

The Inequality Reader

Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender
2nd Edition
March 2011
Trade Paperback · 784 Pages
$67.00 U.S. · $77.50 CAN · £44.99 U.K. · €47.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780813344843

 

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Description

 

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 in nature and cover the important course topics such as poverty, discrimination, and gender. With thirty new readings, the second edition provides expanded focus on policy issues, allowing students to learn about the possibilities for improving inequality, as well as additional qualitative readings that make the scholarship more accessible and relatable. Now more than ever, The Inequality Reader is the one-stop compendium of all the must-read pieces, featuring the most important qualitative and quantitative scholarship in the field.

About the Authors

David B. Grusky is professor of sociology and director of the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University. His books include Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective; Mobility and Inequality: Frontiers of Research in Sociology and Economics; and Poverty and Inequality.
 
Szonja Szelényi has taught at Stanford University, The University of Wisconsin, and Cornell University. She is the author of Equality by Design.