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- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 42.00
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$ 48.95
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
Research into social stratification and social divisions has always been a central component of sociological study. This volume 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. This collection has four... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99
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...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 29.00
Moral development is a powerful task of young adulthood, and attending to that development is a mandate expected of institutions of higher education. Liddell and Cooper offer a practical approach to understanding how moral learning occurs as well as the role of mentors and educators in facilitating that learning. Using Rest's Four Component Model--moral... more...
- AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 47.99
Creating Deviance is a basic text introducing deviance from an interactionist perspective, placing the study of deviant behavior within the broader terrain of cultural meaning. By examining the persistence of gender inequality, the formation of youth subcultures, and other issues Dotter provides a valuable resource for the study of deviance and crime... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 158.00
Along with the fast growing economy, the term “BRICs” was coined to represent the newly emerging countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China. The enhanced economy in these countries has largely improved people's life; at the same time, it has also strongly influenced the transformation of social structure, norms and values.... more...
- The New Press 2014; US$ 18.99
The issue of inequality has irrefutably returned to the fore, riding on the anger against Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis and the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of the super?rich. The Occupy movement made the plight of the 99 percent an indelible part of the public consciousness, and concerns about inequality... more...
- Encounter Books 2014; US$ 5.99
The controversy over inequality has gathered steam with the publication of Thomas Piketty?s new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century , a dense work of economic history that documents the rise of income inequality in recent decades and sets forth an agenda of taxation to deal with it. Piketty?s treatise has turned into a rallying point for those... more...