Social Class and Stratification
Classic Statements and Theoretical Debates
Contributions by Joan Acker, Maxine Baca-Zinn, Patricia Hill Collins, Oliver Cox, Kingsley Davis, Kenneth Eells, Bonnie Thornton Dill, W. E. B DuBois, Frederick Engels, Heidi Hartmann, Karl Marx, Marchia Meeker, Wibert E. Moore, Michael Omi, Frank Parkin, Melvin M. Tumin, W Lloyd Warner, Max Weber, William Julius Wilson, Howard Winant, Erik Olin Wright Edited by Rhonda Levine
Publication date:27 April 2006
Length of book:304 pages
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
The second edition of this strong collection brings together classical statements on social stratification with current and original scholarship, providing a foundation for theoretical debate on the nature of race, class, and gender inequality. Designed for students in courses on social stratification, inequality, and social theory, this new edition includes a revised and updated editor's introduction and conclusion, along with five new chapters on race and gender from distinguished scholars in the field.
This is scholarship in the best sense of the word: politically engaged, theoretically and empirically informed, and powerfully argued. Complex yet comprehensible. The readings—from Karl Marx to Erik Wright—have been carefully selected and arranged. The strength of this book is the incorporation of non-class based inequalities—specifically race and gender. The inclusion of readings from the 'race, class, and gender' paradigm makes this book the most inclusive and expansive anthology available.