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ISBN-10 0205854133ISBN-13 9780205854134
ISBN-10 0205064779ISBN-13 9780205064779
Author(s): Charles E. Hurst
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 448

A user-friendly introduction to social inequality

This text is a broad introduction to the many types of inequality— economics, status, political power, sex and gender, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity— in U.S. society and in a global setting.

The author provides a wide range of explanations for inequality and, using the latest research on the multiple impacts of inequality, surveys in detail the personal and social consequences of social inequality. 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand that inequality is multidimensional

  • Understand that it is essential to understand the explanations of the various forms of inequality in order to further a resolution to any inequality’s undesirable consequences

  • Understand the discussion of inequality in its broader, historical cultural and international context

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