Structure of Social Stratification in the United States, The (4th Edition)

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This reorganized and updated text examines the structure of stratification in the United States, focusing on the way one's class location influences his or her life opportunities. Beeghley uses three themes to illustrate social stratification: How power influences the distribution of resources in the United States, how social structure influences rates of events, and how social psychological factors influence how individuals act on, and react to, the situations in which they find themselves.

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The Structure of Social Stratification in the United States examines the structure of stratification in the United States, focusing on the way one's class location influences his or her life opportunities. Beeghley takes a structural point of view that distinguishes between individual and structural-level explanations of stratification, and shows how three dimensions of stratification (class, gender, and race/ethnicity) are interconnected. The fourth edition includes important new data on the extent of wealth inequality in the U.S.

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Leonard Beeghley (PhD, University of California at Riverside) is professor of sociology, emeritus, at the University of Florida. He is the author of a number of books, primarily in the area of stratification and social policy issues. He has written many articles in research journals and has served in editorial positions for several publishers. He has served on committees within the American Sociological Association.

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