Social Inequalities in Comparative Perspective by Fiona Devine, Mary Waters

By Fiona Devine, Mary Waters

This special choice of unique essays brings a comparative standpoint to problems with social inequality. satisfactory sociologists from worldwide have contributed to this intriguing and rigorous quantity, drawing upon their very own learn within the fields of race and ethnicity, type and inequality, and gender and sexuality.

  • Contains unique essays through pleasant students on problems with social inequalities round the world
  • Features study and examples from the us, Canada, united kingdom, Australia, France, Portugal, Finland, and Japan
  • Reviews study on problems with social inequalities from the fields of race, type, and gender
  • Reflects on methodological concerns and the strengths of qualitative research
  • Provides scholars with a major evaluate of the improvement of social stratification studies

Chapter 1 Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration within the usa (pages 20–38): Mary C. Waters
Chapter 2 The “Language of Race”, identification innovations, and “Belonging” within the Quebec Context (pages 39–65): Micheline Labelle
Chapter three Race and Ethnicity in France (pages 66–88): Riva Kastoryano
Chapter four Racisms, Ethnicities, and British Nation?Making (pages 89–115): Liviu Popoviciu and Mairtin Mac an Ghaill
Chapter five operating negative, operating tough: Trajectories on the backside of the yank exertions industry (pages 116–140): Katherine Newman and Chauncy Lennon
Chapter 6 type and Social Inequalities in Portugal (pages 141–162): Elisio Estanque
Chapter 7 knowing category Inequality in Australia (pages 163–190): invoice Martin and Judy Wajcman
Chapter eight speaking approximately category in Britain (pages 191–213): Fiona Devine
Chapter nine examine on Gender Stratification within the US (pages 214–236): Christine L. Williams, Patti A. Giuffre and Kirsten A. Dellinger
Chapter 10 the japanese Paradox (pages 237–256): Yuko Ogasawara
Chapter eleven Catching up? (pages 257–282): Harriet Bradley
Chapter 12 Gender and Work?Related Inequalities in Finland (pages 283–306): Paivi Korvajarvi

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26 mary c. waters Immigration scholars have generally stressed the great variation in the social origins of the immigrants. Bipolar immigrant streams have brought large numbers of skilled professionals and entrepreneurs along with uneducated and unskilled laborers. Thus immigrants are among both the most educated and the least educated Americans. While the foreign born overall have about the same percentage of college graduates as the native born (20 percent), they are overrepresented at the lowest educational levels.

1994) “Continuities in transnational migration: an analysis of nineteen Mexican communities,” American Journal of Sociology 99: 1492–533. Park, R. (1928) “Human migration and the marginal man,” American Journal of Sociology 33 (6): 881–93. —— (1950) Race and Culture. Glencoe, IL: Free Press. Park, R. and Miller, H. (1921) Old World Traits Transplanted. New York: Harper. Perlmann, J. (1988) Ethnic Differences: Schooling and Social Structure among the Irish, Jews and Blacks in an American City, 1999–1935.

So adult members of the second generation who no longer live with their immigrant parents are not identifiable through census data. An emerging body of work has sought to extrapolate future adult patterns of incorporation from the experiences of second-generation children and teenagers (Gibson 1989; Portes and Zhou 1993; Rumbaut 1995, 1997; Fernandez-Kelly and Schauffler 1994; Zhou and Bankston 1998; Portes and Rumbaut 2001). Qualitative and ethnographic studies have also been made of second-generation young adults that highlight generational transitions within immigrant communities (see Grasmuck and Pessar 1991; Smith 1994; Suarez-Orozco 1995; Bacon 1996; Waters 1999).

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