Social Class and Stratification: Classic Statements and Theoretical Debates

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Rhonda F. Levine
Rowman & Littlefield, 1998 - Social Science - 269 pages
"Social Class and Stratification" brings together classical statements on social stratification with current and original scholarship to provide a foundation for theoretical debate on the nature of race, class, and gender inequality. A section on American stratification theory opens with Warner, continuing the debate on the functionalist theory of stratification. Further selections by Parkin and Wright revitalize the debates on the nature of social class today. Readings by Acker, Hartmann, Baca-Zinn and Dill examine our understanding of gender inequality, while theories by DuBois, Cox, and others provide competing theoretical foundations for understanding the complexity of race. Finally, an essay by Patricia Hill Collins discusses the basis for conceptualizing the intersection of race, class, and gender. Levine's concluding chapter reflects on the importance of class analysis and offers an excellent overview of recent theory and research on the intersection of race, class, and gender inequality. This new edition includes a revised and updated Editor's Introduction and Conclusion, along with five new chapters on race and gender from top researchers in the field.

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Contents

Classical Perspectives on Social Class
11
On Classes
41
Related Readings
57
Some Principles of Stratification
86
A Critical Analysis
99
Related Readings
111
Class Analysis
141
Related Readings
166
Class Status and Gender
192
DoubleConsciousness and the Veil
208
Facets of the Negro Problem
215
Race and Class
227
Related Readings
248
Index
261
About the Editor 269
Copyright

The Position of Women
173

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Rhonda F. Levine is professor of sociology at Colgate University.

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