Social Stratification and Inequality: Class Conflict in Historical and Comparative Perspective
This text provides coverage of research and theory relating to social stratification in the US and selected international societies. It adopts general conflict principles as its theoretical orientation, and focuses on the development and maintenance of the structure of inequality. This edition has been updated to include data from the 1990 census and features examples, figures and tables. A new chapter on race, ethnicity and gender focuses on important issues of inequality. There are also new chapters on Germany and on Japan.
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American authority Bank blacks burakumin bureaucratic capitalist chapter Citibank class conflict class position class system compared conflict theories consider core nations corporate class differences distribution divisions Domhoff dominance Durkheim earlier economic elites equality ethnic examined example feudal functional gender Germany higher human important income inequality industrial nations industrial societies influence interests interlocks Japan Japanese keiretsu Kerbo labor less level of inequality lower major Marx Marxian mass media means of production middle class modern world system nomic occupational status occupational structure organization overall ownership paradigm percent periphery nations perspective political poor population poverty poverty line ranking respect social mobility social stratification status attainment stratification system stress Table taxes theorists theory tion U.S. Bureau U.S. Senate unions United upper class wealth Weber welfare women workers working-class zaibatsu