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The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities. Edition No. 1. Wiley Blackwell Companions to Sociology

  • ID: 2248014
  • Book
  • August 2005
  • 632 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities is a first-rate collection of social science scholarship on inequalities, emphasizing race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, age, and nationality.
  • 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.
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List of Figures.

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).


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Mary Romero Arizona State University.

Eric Margolis Arizona State University.
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