Social Inequalities in Comparative Perspective by Fiona Devine, Mary Waters

By Fiona Devine, Mary Waters

This targeted choice of unique essays brings a comparative point of view to problems with social inequality. exceptional sociologists from all over the world have contributed to this fascinating and rigorous quantity, drawing upon their very own examine within the fields of race and ethnicity, category and inequality, and gender and sexuality. comprises unique essays through satisfactory students on problems with social inequalities round the worldFeatures examine and examples from the us, Canada, united kingdom, Australia, France, Portugal, Finland, and JapanReviews examine on problems with social inequalities from the fields of race, classification, and genderReflects on methodological matters and the strengths of qualitative researchProvides scholars with a major assessment of the improvement of social stratification experiences

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Things are much better now. Cause I mean during the sixties, you couldn’t get into white high schools. And you couldn’t drink from the same water fountain as whites, you had to go to the back of the bus. Now it’s a lot of things have changed. (18-year-old, Guyanese female, born US, American identified) The irony of course is that we were sitting in an all-black school when this young woman made this statement. The American identified teens saw things differently. The vast majority told us that things were not better since the Civil Rights Movement.

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5 million people or 10 percent of the US population had one or two immigrant parents: the second generation. Using Current Population Survey data, Zhou (2000: 229) calculates that 35 percent of the second generation are Latin American in origin, and 7 percent are Asian. The second generation, like their immigrant parents, are concentrated in gateway cities – large centers of immigrant concentration such as Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and San Francisco. Just six states, California, New York, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, and Illinois contained 70 percent of the foreign-born population.

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