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Growth with Inequality: an International Comparison on Income Distribution. by In the era of globalization and liberalization, the world is enjoying high growth as well as suffering from the ill-effects of unequal distribution of its economic outcomes. The activities of anti-government demonstrations in China and across the world via the Occupy Wall Street Movement highlight that inequality has become an international phenomenon. It is apparent in both poor countries under authoritarianism and rich countries governed by a democratic regime. Thus, inequality has become not only a hurdle to development but also a threat to social and political stability. The spread of the Jasmine Revolution across parts of North Africa and the Arab Spring are illustrative of what can happen under certain circumstances. This book confirms the inconsistencies between high growth and increasing inequality via a series of case studies across 11 countries, numerous regions, and OECD members. Many of the case studies draw upon original household surveys. Our findings indicate the seriousness of income inequality, explore factors that have caused the inequality and analyze their economic and social consequences. The book raises, and deals with, three key questions: (1) Can high growth reduce inequality gradually? (2) Can government intervention be effective in equalizing income distribution? (3) Is the income disparity an engine for, or an obstacle of, high growth?Contents: "Globalization, Liberalization, Growth and Income Inequality: "Growth and Inequality in ChinaGrowth and Inequality in Hong KongGrowth and Inequality in the United StatesGrowth and Inequality in IndiaGrowth and Inequality in GermanyGrowth and Inequality in KoreaGrowth and Inequality in the UKGrowth and Inequality in IndonesiaGrowth and Inequality in ThailandGrowth and Inequality in SingaporeGrowth and Inequality in Japan"Factor and Policy Analysis on Income Inequality: "Informal Employment and Income DisparityEducational Disparity and Income DisparityHousing Inequality and Underlying Factors in Urban ChinaAgriculture Profitability and Income DisparityLabor Migration and Income InequalityIncome Inequality, Labor Migration and the Lewis Tuning PointTrade-offs and Complementarities Between Growth and Inequality in OECD Countries Readership: Researchers, students, government officers and general readers interested in income distribution studies.
Call Number: Available as an e-book
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Inequality in the 21st Century by Why are so many types of inequality suddenly increasing? Should we be worried that we're moving into a "second gilded age" with unprecedented levels of income inequality? In this new collection, David B. Grusky and Jasmine Hill present readings that lay bare the main changes in play, what's driving these changes, and what might be done to reverse them. This reader delivers the latest and most influential contributions on economic inequality, social mobility, educational inequality, racial and ethnic relations, and gender inequality. Readers will encounter pieces from top scholars in a variety of fields, including Emmanuel Saez (Economist, UC Berkeley), Kathryn Edin (Sociologist, Johns Hopkins), Raj Chetty (Economist, Harvard), Florencia Torche (Sociologist, NYU), and Lucien Bebchuk (Law, Harvard). The readings spanning these fields are expertly excerpted to get readers quickly and immediately to the heart of the scholarship. In each area, Grusky and Hill also provide a concise introduction to the key questions, allowing readers to quickly understand the main forces at work, the debates still in play, and what's still unknown. The resulting collection is pitch-perfect introduction for undergraduates or anyone interested in learning why we're entering a new era of inequality and what can be done to change the tide.
Call Number: Available for request via Interlibrary Loan
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege by Is privilege real or imagined?It's clear that issues of race and equality have come to the forefront in our nation's consciousness. Every week yet another incident involving racial tension splashes across headlines and dominates our news feeds. But it's not easy to unpack the origins of these tensions, and perhaps we wonder whether any of these issues really has anything to do with us.Ken Wytsma, founder of the Justice Conference, understands these questions. He has gone through his own journey of understanding the underpinnings of inequality and privilege. In this timely, insightful book Wytsma unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today's race-related issues. And he helps us come to a deeper understanding of both the origins of these issues and the reconciling role we are called to play as ministers of the gospel.Inequality and privilege are real. The Myth of Equality opens our eyes to realities we may have never realized were present in our society and world. And we will be changed for the better as a result.
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Publication Date: 2017-06-06
The Society of Equals by Society's wealthiest members claim an ever-expanding share of income and property--a true counterrevolution, says Pierre Rosanvallon, the end of the age of growing equality launched by the American and French revolutions. Just as significant, driving this contemporary inequality has been a loss of faith in the ideal of equality itself.
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Publication Date: 2013-11-05
Third Wave Capitalism: how money, power, and the pursuit of self-interest have imperiled the American dream by In Third Wave Capitalism, John Ehrenreich documents the emergence of a new stage in the history of American capitalism. Just as the industrial capitalism of the nineteenth century gave way to corporate capitalism in the twentieth, recent decades have witnessed corporate capitalism evolving into a new phase, which Ehrenreich calls "Third Wave Capitalism." Third Wave Capitalism is marked by apparent contradictions: Rapid growth in productivity and lagging wages; fabulous wealth for the 1 percent and the persistence of high levels of poverty; increases in the standard of living and increases in mental illness, personal misery, and political rage; the apotheosis of the individual and the deterioration of democracy; increases in life expectancy and out-of-control medical costs; an African American president and the incarceration of a large percentage of the black population. Ehrenreich asserts that these phenomena are evidence that a virulent, individualist, winner-take-all ideology and a virtual fusion of government and business have subverted the American dream. Greed and economic inequality reinforce the sense that each of us is "on our own." The result is widespread lack of faith in collective responses to our common problems. The collapse of any organized opposition to business demands makes political solutions ever more difficult to imagine. Ehrenreich traces the impact of these changes on American health care, school reform, income distribution, racial inequities, and personal emotional distress. Not simply a lament, Ehrenreich's book seeks clues for breaking out of our current stalemate and proposes a strategy to create a new narrative in which change becomes possible.
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Publication Date: 2016-04-05
With Liberty and Justice for Some by From "the most important voice to have entered the political discourse in years" (Bill Moyers), a scathing critique of the two-tiered system of justice that has emerged in America From the nation's beginnings, the law was to be the great equalizer in American life, the guarantor of a common set of rules for all. But over the past four decades, the principle of equality before the law has been effectively abolished. Instead, a two-tiered system of justice ensures that the country's political and financial class is virtually immune from prosecution, licensed to act without restraint, while the politically powerless are imprisoned with greater ease and in greater numbersthan in any other country in the world. Starting with Watergate, continuing on through the Iran-Contra scandal, and culminating with Obama's shielding of Bush-era officials from prosecution, Glenn Greenwald lays bare the mechanisms that have come to shield the elite from accountability. He shows how the media, both political parties, and the courts have abetted a process that has produced torture, war crimes, domestic spying, and financial fraud. Cogent, sharp, and urgent, this is a no-holds-barred indictment of a profoundly un-American system that sanctions immunity at the top and mercilessness for everyone else.
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Publication Date: 2011-10-25
Social Justice Online Resources
Books on Race, Ethnicity, Class, Privilege
The Black Male in White America by This book explores twelve related research topics, each constituting a chapter. These chapters reflect the magnitude of the problems facing the African-American male. The book also documents the success stories of African American men and how they have lived beyond stereotypes and other odds. These issues are not likely to go away in the 21st century. They require government action and individual initiative toward a civil society in which America's promise can be a reality for all Americans, thus making sure that no single American will be left behind.
Call Number: E185.86 .B52
Publication Date: 2004-02-01
The Black Middle Class: social mobility--and vulnerability by The widespread presence of successful African Americans in virtually all walks of life has led many in the United States to believe that the races are now on an equal footing - and that color-blindness is the most appropriate way to deal with racial difference. In strong contrast, Benjamin Bowser argues that the seemingly comparable black and white middle classes, while inextricably linked, in fact exist on entirely different economic planes. Probing the subtle inner workings of contemporary class dynamics, Bowser demonstrates that belief in comparability is based not in reality, but in hopes, sentiment, and ideology. His focus on the structural barriers that underlie differences in black and white achievement makes it clear that the national racial dilemma has not been solved, but only transformed, and that issues of race and class are inseparable in the United States.
Call Number: E185.86 .B68
Publication Date: 2006-10-01
Class and Civil Society by
Call Number: HX542 .C65
Publication Date: 1983-03-01
Class Formation, Civil Society and the State by Rather than a ranking system based on occupational prestige, this book explains social stratification through political events and decisions. Using analyses of Russia, France, the United States and England, Burrage claims that class stems from the habitual relationship between state and civil society and, remarkably, is undermined by free markets.
Call Number: HT607 .B87
Publication Date: 2008-01-17
Gender, Race and Class by Gender, Race, and Class is a critical overview of these three well-known dimensions of the social world. The study of gender, race and class as a combined topic has evolved over the years, and this concise, accessible volume shows why the subject continues to resonate both in and outside the academy. Examines recent scholarship to how one's gender, with the added dimension of race and class, can impact one's experiences in society. Probes deeper under the surface of different biases to see whether common elements of discrimination may also be at work. Includes a conceptual "vocabulary" that describes how gender, race and class interrelate.
Call Number: HN90.S3 C4
Publication Date: 2006-02-27
Immigration and Race Relations by Since the late 1950s John Rex has been at the forefront of British sociology and in particular the sociology of 'race' and ethnicity. His research and books have spawned debate and discussion in the fields of social and political theory, housing studies, education and the experiences of Muslim minorities. This volume charts the nature, direction and significance of John Rex's work in the fields of urban sociology, ethnic relations and multicultural studies. As well as identifying important and persistent points of controversy the book also reveals much common ground and the potential for a multi-faceted approach to the theorisation of 'race' and ethnicity. Immigration and Race Relations includes contributions from eminent thinkers from the perspectives of sociology, social anthropology, education, philosophy, political science and cultural studies.
Publication Date: 2007-08-15
Lifting the White Veil: An Exploration of White American Culture in a Multiracial Context by What does it mean to be white in America, and why is it important to know? Drawing on both scholarly and personal sources, the author discusses the history, characteristics, and psychology of white American culture. He explains how white Americans exist in a multicultural context, and offers suggestions how they can work for a society based on multiracial justice and equality. Written in a clear, simple, engaging and informative style for the educated reader.
Call Number: E184.A1 .H54
Publication Date: 2002-11-01
Making Multiracials by When in 1997 golfer Tiger Woods described his racial identity on Oprah as "cablinasian," it struck many as idiosyncratic. But by 2003, a New York Times article declared the arrival of "Generation E.A."--the ethnically ambiguous. Multiracial had become a recognizable social category for a large group of Americans.Making Multiracials tells the story of the social movement that emerged around mixed race identity in the 1990s. Organizations for interracial families and mixed race people--groups once loosely organized and only partially aware of each other--proliferated. What was once ignored, treated as taboo, or just thought not to exist quickly became part of the cultural mainstream. How did this category of people come together? Why did the movement develop when it did? What is it about "being mixed" that constitutes a compelling basis for activism? Drawing on extensive interviews and fieldwork, the author answers these questions to show how multiracials have been "made" through state policy, family organizations, and market forces.
Call Number: HT1523 .D22
Publication Date: 2007-03-14
On Work, Race, and the Sociological Imagination by
Call Number: HT675 .H84
Publication Date: 1994-09-15
Race, Class and Gender in the United States: an integrated study by Presents 102 readings gathered to present as full a picture as possible of the ways that various types of oppression have interacted with each other in American society. The readings are organized into eight thematic sections that respectively focus on: the social construction of difference; the way
Call Number: HT1521 .R24
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
Race, Class and the State in Contemporary Sociology the William Julius Debates by
Call Number: E186.615 .N43
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Race Decoded: the Genomic Fight for Social Justice by In 2000, with the success of the Human Genome Project, scientists declared the death of race in biology and medicine. But within five years, many of these same scientists had reversed course and embarked upon a new hunt for the biological meaning of race. Drawing on personal interviews and life stories, Race Decoded takes us into the world of elite genome scientists--including Francis Collins, director of the NIH; Craig Venter, the first person to create a synthetic genome; and Spencer Wells, National Geographic Society explorer-in-residence, among others--to show how and why they are formulating new ways of thinking about race. In this original exploration, Catherine Bliss reveals a paradigm shift, both at the level of science and society, from colorblindness to racial consciousness. Scientists have been fighting older understandings of race in biology while simultaneously promoting a new grand-scale program of minority inclusion. In selecting research topics or considering research design, scientists routinely draw upon personal experience of race to push the public to think about race as a biosocial entity, and even those of the most privileged racial and social backgrounds incorporate identity politics in the scientific process. Though individual scientists may view their positions differently--whether as a black civil rights activist or a white bench scientist--all stakeholders in the scientific debates are drawing on memories of racial discrimination to fashion a science-based activism to fight for social justice.
Publication Date: 2012-05-01
Race Relations: opposing viewpoints by
Call Number: REF AC5.2 .O6R2
Publication Date: 2000-08-01
Shades of Difference by
Call Number: E184.A1 R3
Publication Date: 2007-02-23
Understanding White Privilege: creating pathways to authentic relationships across race by Racial privilege is hard to see for those who were born with access to power and resources. Yet it is very visible for those to whom it was not granted. Understanding White Privilegeis written for individuals and those in organizations who grapple with race every day, as well as for those who believe they don't need to. It is written for those who have tried to build authentic professional relationships across races but have felt unable to do so. It is written for those who believe strongly in the struggle for racial justice and need additional information to share with their friends and colleagues. Inviting readers to think personally about how race--theirs and others'--frames experiences, relationships, and the way we each see the world, Understanding White Privilegefocuses squarely on white privilege and its implications by offering specific suggestions for what we each can do to bridge the racial chasm.
Call Number: HT1575 .K46 U53 2013
Publication Date: 2012-08-21
The Way Class Works: readings on school, family, and the economy by Since the 1980s, the relationship between social class and education has been overshadowed by scholarship more generally targeting issues of race, gender, and representation. Today, with the global economy deeply immersed in social inequalities, there is pressing need for serious class-based analyses of schooling, family life and social structure. The Way Class Works is a collection of twenty-four groundbreaking essays on the material conditions of social class and the ways in which class is produced "on the ground" in educational institutions and families. Written by the most visible and important scholars in education and the social sciences, these timely essays explore the production of class in and through the economy, family, and school, while simultaneously interrogating and challenging our understandings of social class as linked to race, gender, and nation. With essays by distinguished scholars and questions for further reflection and discussion, The Way Class Works will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars in education, sociology, and beyond.
Call Number: HN59.2 .W29
Publication Date: 2007-12-13
White Privilege: essential readings on the other side of racism by Vital, eye-opening, and powerful, this unique anthology expertly presents the significance and complexity of whiteness today and illuminates the nature of privilege and power in our society. White Privilege leads students through the ubiquity and corresponding invisibility of whiteness; the historical development of whiteness and its role in race relations over time; the real everyday effects of privilege and its opposite, oppression; and finally, how our system of privilege can be changed. The thoroughly updated fifth edition explores: color-blind racism virtual probation socioeconomic privilege versus. racial privilege racial profiling, how immigration and questions of citizenship are historically tied to understandings of race the racial positioning of groups that are neither white nor black the commonalities and diverse experiences of people of color, "flying while brown" the politics of respectability in the age of Obama, and more.
Call Number: E184 .A1 R68 2016
Publication Date: 2015-05-21