Great Divides: Readings in Social Inequality in the United States
Thomas M. Shapiro
Mayfield Publishing, 1998 - Social Science - 442 pages
Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, the 47 readings in this anthology illustrate basic theories, concepts, and findings associated with social inequality in the United States. Many selections feature cutting-edge sociological research, providing students with new concepts and theories that inspire thought-provoking class discussion..
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