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Social Inequalities in Comparative Perspective - Fiona Devine

Social Inequalities in Comparative Perspective

By: Fiona Devine (Editor), Mary Waters (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th February 2004
ISBN: 9780631226840
Number Of Pages: 330

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This unique collection of original essays brings a comparative perspective to issues of social inequality. First-rate sociologists from around the world have contributed to this exciting and rigorous volume, drawing upon their own research in the fields of race and ethnicity, class and inequality, and gender and sexuality.

  • Contains original essays by first-rate scholars on issues of social inequalities around the world
  • Features research and examples from the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, France, Portugal, Finland, and Japan
  • Reviews research on issues of social inequalities from the fields of race, class, and gender
  • Reflects on methodological issues and the strengths of qualitative research
  • Provides students with an important overview of the development of social stratification studies

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"Extremely worthwhile in conception, and in parts excellent and interesting." Ethnic and Racial Studies

"This book makes fascinating reading and is a valuable educational, research and methodological resource." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

1. Introduction: Fiona Devine (University Of Manchester ) And Mary C. Waters (Harvard University).

2. Race, Ethnicity And Immigration In The United States: Mary C. Waters (Harvard University).

3. The ?Language Of Race?, Identity Options And ?Belonging? In The Quebec Context: Micheline Labelle (University Of Quebec).

4. Race And Ethnicity In France: Riva Kastoryano (Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique).

5. Racisms, Ethnicities And British Nation Making: Liviu Popoviciu And Mairtin Mac An Ghaill (Both University Of Newcastle).

6. Working Poor, Working Hard: Trajectories At The Bottom Of The American Labor Market: Katherine Newman (Harvard University) And Chauncy Lennon (Columbia University).

7. Class And Social Inequalities In Portugal: From Class Structure To Working Class Practices On The Shop Floor: Elisio Estanque (University Of Coimbra).

8. Understanding Class Inequality In Australia: Bill Martin (Flinders University ) And Judy Wajcman (Australian National University).

9. Talking About Class In Britain: Fiona Devine (University Of Manchester).

10. Research On Gender Stratification In The U.S.: Christine L. Williams (University Of Texas), Patti A. Giuffre (Southwest Texas State University), Kirsten A. Dellinger (University Of Mississippi).

11. The Japanese Paradox: Women?s Voices Of Fulfillment In The Face Of Inequalities: Yuko Ogasawara (Nihon University).

12. Catching Up?:Changing Inequalities Of Gender At Work And In The Family In The UK: Harriet Bradley (University Of Bristol).

13. Gender And Work-Related Inequalities In Finland: Paivi Korvajarvi (University Of Tampere)

ISBN: 9780631226840
ISBN-10: 0631226842
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: 13th February 2004
Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1

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