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The field of inequality emerged out of a set of classic texts—important works that students and … More
Recommended for These Courses
* A solid introduction to fundamental concepts, theories, and empirical results.
* Carefully excerpted pieces that highlight the essential contributions while maintaining ample context for informed, serious discussion.
* A coherent selection of core readings appropriate for all inequality courses.
The collection is a natural starting point for all new students of inequality as well as a useful reference for advanced scholars who could benefit from easy access to the classics. When used in inequality courses, the selections provided here may be supplemented with contemporary articles and books, thus allowing teachers the convenience of relying on a single source that distills the must-reads with the flexibility of tailoring contemporary readings to a particular course focus.
About the Authors
— Barbara Reskin, , S. Frank Miyamoto Professor of Sociology, University of Washington
“The stratification of human societies is the central preoccupation of sociology, and Inequality provides a magisterial introduction to the field by assembling classic writings by leading thinkers of the 19th and 20th century in one comprehensive source. Students who read and absorb the insights from these classics will be well-prepared to understand and address the vexing issues of social stratification in the 21st century. Grusky and Szelényi have provided an indispensable resource for students of inequality everywhere.”
— Douglas S. Massey, , Henry G. Bryant Professor Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University
“A timely collection of classic and contemporary writings on social inequality. This volume will reminds readers that stratification and inequality remain tensions in our society and provide the background for much of theoretical sociology.”
— Seymour Spilerman, , Julian C. Levi Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
“Grusky and Szeléyni use considerable imagination in compiling a set of readings that have fundamentally influenced scholarly discussions of race, class, and gender. This volume will be a valuable resource for anyone seeking an understanding of the most important forms of social inequality.”
— William Julius Wilson, , Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Harvard University
“Inequality: Classic Readings in Race, Class, and Gender is a must-have resource for scholars and students with an interest in social inequality. Wisely selected and judiciously edited, Grusky and Szelenyi have assembled the most prominent, agenda-setting work that defined stratification scholarship in the 20th century. Although one expects no less from Editors who are themselves distinguished scholars and teachers, this collection is uniquely adaptable for use in classes of all levels.”
— Stephen L. Morgan, , Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Inequality at Cornell University
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