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- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 44.00
How can egalitarian ideals be put into action? This ground-breaking book sets out a new interdisciplinary model for equality studies. Integrating normative questions about the ideal of equality with empirical issues about the nature of inequality, it applies a new framework to a wide range of contemporary inequalities. Proposing far-reaching changes... more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 50.00
Moving beyond the traditional dichotomies of social theory, Understanding Social Inequality brings the study of social stratification and inequality into the 21st century. Starting with the widely agreed "fact" that the world is becoming more unequal, this book pulls together the "identity of displacement" in sociology and the "spaces of flow" of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95
Drawing on surveys and in-depth interviews, this book examines the social and economic relations of first-generation Latino entrepreneurs. Verdaguer explores social patterns between and within groups, situating immigrant entrepreneurship within concrete geographical, demographic and historical spaces. Her study not only reveals that Latinos' strategies... more...
- Nation Books 2011; US$ 13.00
On Friday, December 10, 2010, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders walked on to the floor of the United States Senate and began speaking. It turned out to be a very long speech, lasting over eight and a half hours. And it hit a nerve. Millions followed the speech online until the traffic crashed the Senate server. A huge, positive grassroots response... more...
- Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99
Borderline personality disorder can be a labyrinth with no clear way out. In this book, the many challenges of BPD are explored through the stories of Annie and Fred, a fictional married couple. Although Annie and Fred are products of author Marilyn Dowells mind, their behavior is based on careful research of the disorder. In each chapter, some... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95
Social Stratification: Trends and Processes brings together a range of thematically organised case-studies comprising empirical and methodological analyses addressing the challenges of studying trends and processes in social stratification. Discussing key themes of social stratification, this volume will be of interest to students, academics and policy... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 39.99
Poverty, increased inequality, and social exclusion are back on the political agenda, not only as a consequence of the Great Recession of 2008, but also because of a seemingly structural trend towards increased inequality in advanced industrial societies that has persisted since the 1970s. Policies in labor markets, social policy, and political representation... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99
The old saying does often seem to hold true: the rich get richer while the poor get poorer, creating a widening gap between those who have more and those who have less. The sociologist Robert K. Merton called this phenomenon the Matthew effect, named after a passage in the gospel of Matthew. Yet the more closely we examine the sociological effects... more...