Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences by Charles E. Hurst

Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences

Book Title: Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0205064779

Author: Charles E. Hurst


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Charles E. Hurst with Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences

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A user-friendly introduction to social inequality. This text is a broad introduction to the many types of inequality– economics, status, political power, sex and gender, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity– in U.S. society and in a global setting. The author provides a wide range of explanations for inequality and, using the latest research on the multiple impacts of inequality, surveys in detail the personal and social consequences of social inequality.

Learning Goals

  • Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:
  • Understand that inequality is multidimensional
  • Understand that it is essential to understand the explanations of the various forms of inequality in order to further a resolution to any inequality’s undesirable consequences
  • Understand the discussion of inequality in its broader, historical cultural and international context