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Oriented toward the introductory student, The Inequality Reader is the essential textbook for today's undergraduate courses. The editors, David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelenyi, have assembled the most important classic and contemporary readings about how poverty and inequality are generated and how they might be reduced. With thirty new readings, the second edition provides new materials on anti-poverty policies as well as new qualitative readings that make the scholarship more alive, more accessible, and more relevant. Now more than ever, The Inequality Reader is the one-stop compendium of all the must-read pieces, simply the best available introduction to the stratifi cation canon.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : David Grusky
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2018-04-19
Download Book : 786 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780429974090


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In this new volume noted scholars David B. Grusky and Szonja Szel nyi have assembled a compilation of the most relevant contemporary readings on social inequality that is also backed by a select list of the most fundamental classics, all from top names in the field.

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Author Book : Szonja Szelenyi
Publisher :
Release Book : 2010-07-09
Download Book : 437 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1458781496


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Genre Book : Equality
Author Book : Daniel Fireside
Publisher : Ingram
Release Book : 2009
Download Book : 290 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015080802237


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This book provides selections from the seminal works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman that reveal some of the reasons why class, race, and gender inequalities have proven very adaptive and can flourish even today in the 21st century.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : David Grusky
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2018-05-15
Download Book : 506 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780429968372


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Income inequality is an increasingly pressing issue in the United States and around the world. This book explores five critical issues to introduce some of the key moral and empirical questions about income, gender, and racial inequality: Do we have a moral obligation to eliminate poverty? Is inequality a necessary evil that's the best way available to motivate economic action and increase total outpt? Can we retain a meaningful democracy even when extreme inequality allows the rich to purchase political privilege? Is the recent stalling out of long-term declines in gender inequality a historic reversal that presages a new gender order? How are racial and ethnic inequalities likely to evolve as minority populations grow ever larger, as intermarriage increases, and as new forms of immigration unfold? Leading public intellectuals debate these questions in a no-holds-barred exploration of our New Gilded Age.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : David Grusky
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release Book : 2012-05-09
Download Book : 312 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780804781992


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This book redirects the focus of public debate to issues of gender and racial segregation and suggests that they should be fundamental to thinking about the status of black Americans and the origins of the urban underclass. It is a starting point for students and advanced scholars of inequality.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : David Grusky
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2018-05-04
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780429979460


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Genre Book : Equality
Author Book : Dollars & Sense (Organization)
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Release Book : 2012-11-15
Download Book : 202 Pages
ISBN-10 : 193940200X


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US President Barack Obama has called economic inequality the “defining issue of our time.” It has inspired the “Occupy” movements, made a French economist into a global celebrity, and given us a new expression – the “one percent.” But is our preoccupation with inequality really justified? Or wise? In his new book, William Watson argues that focusing on inequality is both an error and a trap. It is an error because much inequality is “good,” the reward for thrift, industry, and invention. It is a trap because it leads us to fixate on the top end of the income distribution, rather than on those at the bottom who need help most. In fact, if we respond to growing inequality by fighting capitalism rather than poverty, we may end up both poorer and less equal. Explaining the complexities of modern economics in a clear, accessible style, The Inequality Trap is the must-read rejoinder to the idea that fighting inequality should be our top policy priority.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : William Watson
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Book : 2015-09-15
Download Book : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781442624955


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Succinct, accessible, and authoritative, Thomas Piketty’s The Economics of Inequality is the ideal place to start for those who want to understand the fundamental issues at the heart of one the most pressing concerns in contemporary economics and politics. This work now appears in English for the first time.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Thomas Piketty
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release Book : 2015-08-03
Download Book : 142 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780674504806


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Why are so many types of inequality suddenly increasing? Should we be worried that we're moving into a "second gilded age" with unprecedented levels of income inequality? In this new collection, David B. Grusky and Jasmine Hill present readings that lay bare the main changes in play, what's driving these changes, and what might be done to reverse them. This reader delivers the latest and most influential contributions on economic inequality, social mobility, educational inequality, racial and ethnic relations, and gender inequality. Readers will encounter pieces from top scholars in a variety of fields, including Emmanuel Saez (Economist, UC Berkeley), Kathryn Edin (Sociologist, Johns Hopkins), Raj Chetty (Economist, Harvard), Florencia Torche (Sociologist, NYU), and Lucien Bebchuk (Law, Harvard). The readings spanning these fields are expertly excerpted to get readers quickly and immediately to the heart of the scholarship. In each area, Grusky and Hill also provide a concise introduction to the key questions, allowing readers to quickly understand the main forces at work, the debates still in play, and what's still unknown. The resulting collection is pitch-perfect introduction for undergraduates or anyone interested in learning why we're entering a new era of inequality and what can be done to change the tide.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : David B. Grusky
Publisher : Westview Press
Release Book : 2017-03-14
Download Book : 500 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780813350653