- Highlights themes that represent the scope and range of theoretical orientations, contemporary emphases, and emerging topics in the field of social inequalities.
- Gives special attention to debates in the field, developing trends and directions, and interdisciplinary influences in the study of social inequalities.
- Includes an editorial introduction and suggestions for further reading.
List of Tables.
Notes on Contributors.
Part I: Conceptualizing Inequalities:.
1. Historical Perspectives on Inequality: Charles Tilly (Columbia University).
2. Social Exclusion: New Inequality Paradigm for the Era of Globalization?: Ronaldo Munck (University of Liverpool).
3. Unequal Nations: Race, Citizen, and the Politics of Recognition: Sallie Westwood (University of Manchester).
4. Intimate Citizenship in an Unjust World: Ken Plummer (University of Essex).
5. Domination, Resistance, and Subjectivity: Barry D. Adam (University of Windsor).
Part II: Epistemology, Method, and Inequality:.
6. Conceptualizing a Critical Race Theory in Sociology: Tara J. Yosso (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Daniel G. Solórzano (University of California, Los Angeles).
7. Environmental Racism: Inequality in a Toxic World: David Pellow (University of California, San Diego).
8. Labor-market Inequality: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Class: Irene Browne (Emory University) and Joya Misra (University of Massachusetts-Amherst).
9. What Counts? Definition, Measurement, and Legitimacy in Studies of Homelessness: Malcolm Williams (University of Plymouth).
Part III: Family, Community, and Education:.
10. Children and Inequality: Julia Wrigley and Joanna Dreby (both City University of New York).
11. Parenting and Inequality: Rachel Grob (Sarah Lawrence College) and Barbara Katz Rothman (City University of New York).
12. Migrant Networks: A Summary and Critique of Relational Approaches to International Migration: Steven J. Gold (Michigan State University).
13. Race, Education, and Inequality: Caroline Hodges Persell and Giselle F. Hendrie (both New York University).
Part IV: Policy Responses to Inequalities:.
14. Beyond Dependency: Welfare States and the Configuration of Social Inequality: Lynne Haney (New York University) and Robin Rogers-Dillon (City University of New York).
15. Inequalities, Crime, and Citizenship: Nigel South (University of Essex).
16. Disability and Social Inequalities: Mark Priestley (University of Leeds).
17. Culture of Medicine and Racial, Ethnic, and Class Disparities in Healthcare: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good (Harvard Medical School), Cara James (Harvard University), Byron J. Good (Harvard Medical School), and Anne E. Becker(Harvard Medical School).
18. The Nervous Gaze: Backpacking in Africa: Claudia Bell (University of Auckland).
19. Origins and Contours of the Population Debate: Inequality, Population.
Politics, and NGOs: Tulsi Patel: University of Delhi and Navtej Purewal (University of Manchester).
Part V: Media, Technology, and Inequalities:.
20. Selling Images of Inequality: Hollywood Cinema and the Reproduction of Racial and Gender Stereotypes: Norman K. Denzin (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).
21. In the Shadow of Cultural Imperialism: Television and National Identities in the Era of Globalization: Chris Barker (University of Wollongong).
22. Minding the Cyber-Gap, The Internet and Social Inequality: Wenhong Chen (University of Toronto) and Barry Wellman (University of Toronto).
23. New Global Technologies of Power: Cybernetic Capitalism and Social Inequality: Stephen Pfohl (Boston College).