Concepts of Social Stratification
By (author) Dr. Andreas Hess
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Concepts of Social Stratification by Dr. Andreas Hess
Book DescriptionThis book looks at how sociological concepts that were first 'invented' and applied to describe social inequality in Europe were also used to understand and explain inequality in the United States. However, under very different circumstances and conditions the concepts needed to be adjusted - either through changing their precise meaning or by using related concepts. In Concepts of Social Stratification the author tries to analyse this change by looking at how some of the most prominent American sociologists have tried to conceptualise their own society while at the same time addressing the complex relationship between an assumed political equality and de facto social inequality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333918104
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 19-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Dr. Andreas Hess
ANDREAS HESS is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Wales, Bangor.
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