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Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences (8th Edition)

Product Details

ISBN: 9780205064779

Publish Date: 01/18/2012

Publisher: Pearson

Number of pages: 448


A user-friendly introduction to social inequality

This textis a broad introduction to the many types of inequality economics, status, political power, sex and gender, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity in U.S. society and in a global setting.

The author provides a wide range of explanations for inequality and, using the latest research on the multiple impacts of inequality, surveys in detail the personal and social consequences of social inequality.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand that inequality is multidimensional
  • Understand that it is essential to understand the explanations of the various forms of inequality in order to further a resolution to any inequality’s undesirable consequences
  • Understand the discussion of inequality in its broader, historical cultural and international context

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