Table of Contents
I. SOCIOLOGY AND THE STUDY OF SOCIAL STRATIFICATION.
1. An Introduction to Stratification Analysis.
2. Stratification Through History.
3. Stratification Among Societies.
4. Theories of Social Stratification.
5. Creative Advances in Stratification Analysis: Functional and Conflict Perspectives.
II. THE AMERICAN CLASS SYSTEM.
6. Economic Classes, I: The American Occupational Hierarchy.
7. Economic Classes, II: The Interplay of Wealth, Income, Poverty, Education, and Occupational Power.
8. Class, Marriage, Family, Personality, and Physical and Mental Health.
9. Class and Education.
10. The Legitimation of Class Inequality: America's Hegemonic Culture.
11. The Prestige Dimension: How Americans Regard Themselves.
12. Class and Style of Life: Consumption.
13. Class and How Americans Associate: The Structure of Prestige Groups.
14. The Dimension of Power: Class, Political Participation, and Access to State Power.
15. Class, Legislation, and Government.
16. Class, Law, and Deviance.
III. AMERICAN INEQUALITIES BY RACE, ETHNICITY, AND GENDER.
17. The Class Position of America's Racial Minorities: African Americans.
18. The Class Position of America's Hispanic Minorities: Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban Americans.
19. Gender Inequality: The Interplay of Class, Gender, and Race.
20. The American Class System: A Summary and Interpretation.