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Rigging the Game

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Zusatztext I really like this book and I bet that students will love it. It's not overly theoretical, and it relies on real-world ... Lire la suite
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Zusatztext I really like this book and I bet that students will love it. It's not overly theoretical, and it relies on real-world examples. That's a unique and desirable combination of features. Informationen zum Autor Michael Schwalbe is a professor of sociology at North Carolina State University. He is author of Unlocking the Iron Cage: The Men's Movement, Gender Politics, and American Culture (1996), Remembering Reet and Shine: Two Black Men, One Struggle (2004), and The Sociologically Examined Life, Fourth Edition (2008). Zusammenfassung In Rigging the Gameâa brief, accessible introduction to the study of inequality in American societyâMichael Schwalbe investigates how inequality is both created and reproduced. Guided by the questions How did the situation get this way? and How does it stay this way?, Schwalbe tracks inequality from its roots to its regulation. In the final chapter, "Escaping the Inequality Trap," he also shows how inequality can be overcome. Throughout,Schwalbe's engaging writing style draws students into the material, providing instructors with a solid foundation for discussing this challenging and provocative subject. With its lively combination of incisive analysis and compelling fictional narratives, Rigging the Game is an innovative teaching toolânot only for courses on stratification, but also for social problems courses, introductory sociology courses, and any course that takes a close look at how the inequalities of race, class, and gender are perpetuated.

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Michael Schwalbe is a professor of sociology at North Carolina State University. He is author of Unlocking the Iron Cage: The Men's Movement, Gender Politics, and American Culture (1996), Remembering Reet and Shine: Two Black Men, One Struggle (2004), and The Sociologically Examined Life, Fourth Edition (2008).

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In Rigging the Game--a brief, accessible introduction to the study of inequality in American society--Michael Schwalbe investigates how inequality is both created and reproduced. Guided by the questions How did the situation get this way? and How does it stay this way?, Schwalbe tracks inequality from its roots to its regulation. In the final chapter, "Escaping the Inequality Trap," he also shows how inequality can be overcome. Throughout, Schwalbe's engaging writing style draws students into the material, providing instructors with a solid foundation for discussing this challenging and provocative subject.
With its lively combination of incisive analysis and compelling fictional narratives, Rigging the Game is an innovative teaching tool--not only for courses on stratification, but also for social problems courses, introductory sociology courses, and any course that takes a close look at how the inequalities of race, class, and gender are perpetuated.



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Introduction: Thinking Sociologically About Inequality; Chapter One: The Roots of Inequality; Chapter Two: Rigging the Game; Chapter Three: The Valley of the Nine Families (a story); Chapter Four: Arresting the Imagination; Chapter Five: Smoke Screen (a story); Chapter Six: Regulating the Action; Chapter Seven: Interview with Rania O (an account); Chapter Eight: Escaping the Inequality Trap; Acknowledgements; Name Index; Subject Index

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Titre: Rigging the Game
Sous-titre: How Inequality Is Reproduced in Everyday Life
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Code EAN: 9780195333008
ISBN: 978-0-19-533300-8
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Sociologie
nombre de pages: 368
Poids: 375g
Taille: H210mm x B138mm x T14mm
Année: 2008

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