Publication date:

27 April 2006

Length of book:

304 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780742546318

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.