This book redirects the focus of public debate to issues of gender and racial segregation and suggests that they should be fundamental to thinking about the status of black Americans and the origins of the urban underclass. It is a starting point for students and advanced scholars of inequality.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments -- Is Inequality Inevitable? -- Some Principles of Stratification -- Some Principles of Stratification: A Critical Analysis -- The Structure Of Social Inequality -- Classes in Capitalism and Pre-Capitalism -- Class, Status, Party -- The Division of Labor in Society -- Equality and Inequality in Modern Society , or Social Stratification Revisited -- Inequality At The Extremes -- The Power Elite -- Jobless Poverty: A New Form of Social Dislocation in the Inner-City Ghetto -- A Merican Apartheid Segregation and the Making of the Underclass -- Racial, Ethnic, And Gender Inequality -- A Theory of Ethnic Antagonism the Split Labor Market -- The Declining Significance of Race Blacks and Changing American Institutions -- The Immigrant Enclave: Theory and Empirical Examples -- The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism Towards a more Progressive Union -- Labor Markets as Queues a Structural Approach to Changing Occupational Sex Composition -- Generating Inequality -- Sponsored and Contest Mobility and the School System -- The Process of Stratification -- The Educational and Early Occupational Attainment Process -- Cultural Reproduction and Social Reproduction -- The Consequences Of Inequality -- The Theory of the Leisure Class -- Distinction a Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste