This readable, sociologically interpretive book focuses through the lens of stratification and inequality, on the global distribution of wealth and power, and how the world's societies interact with one another. The authors examine a wide variety of topics - from global economic trends to ethnic conflicts - in four regions: Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. They use academic models and theories to help make sense of current events and help place them in an appropriate context; these are enhanced by the use of lively stories and examples from the press.
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Author Biography - York W. Bradshaw
York W. Bradshaw is Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Memphis. Prior to this position, he was Director of African Studies and Professor of Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has also taught and lectured at a number of African universities in Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa. Professor Bradshaw has written and taught on a number of topics, including education and health in developing countries, debt and economic adjustment in poor regions, and African and Asian development. His most recent book is The Uncertain Promise of Southern Africa (edited with Stephen Ndegwa). Michael Wallace is Professor of Sociology at Indiana University. His past work has dealt with issues of labor markets, organization of work and other topics in social stratification. His current research interests include analyses of the labor movements in Canada and Western Europe. He has edited a book titled Deindustrialization and the Restructuring of American Industry and is currently editor of the annual volume on Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.