Exploring Inequality: A Sociological Approach

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Exploring Inequality: A Sociological Approach uses a sociological lens to explore the topics of diversity and social inequality. This sociological perspective demonstrates how social identities--like sex, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, social class, and disability status--are socially constructed. The book also focuses on social inequality, illustrating how individual forces at the micro-level--along with structural factors on the macro-level--often perpetuate inequalities. In so doing, it shows that power and privilege, along with face-to-face meetings and interactions, structure the unequal worlds in which we live. Exploring Inequality explains how identities and inequalities that we take for granted are never static, but always changing-and how everyday examples of activism work to erode these inequalities.

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Jenny Stuber is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of North Florida. In addition to her book, Inside the College Gates (2011), her research has appeared in Sociological Forum, The Journal of Contemporary Sociology, The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and Teaching in Higher Education.


"Exploring Inequality provides a balanced and up-to-date sociological perspective on race, gender, and class inequality. Stuber presents complex material in a 'user-friendly' and engaging way for students."--Kristin D. Mickelson, Arizona State University

"With its accessible writing style, relevant examples, comprehensive coverage, and thoroughly sociological analysis of some key dimensions of inequality, Exploring Inequality is the best book on the market to introduce undergraduate students to the study of social inequality. I look forward to using it in my courses!"--Steve Jacobs, Piedmont College

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