Inequality in America : race, poverty, and fulfilling democracy's promise
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Series InformationDilemmas in American politics.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Princeton PL - Princeton||305.512 Cal (Text)||30890000530806||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780813344980 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0813344980 (pbk.)
xviii, 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, 2014.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements -- List of Illustrations -- List of Boxes -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Representation and the Roots of Inequality -- Chapter 2: Income and Wealth -- Chapter 3: Housing -- Chapter 4: Education -- Chapter 5: Crime and Employment -- Chapter 6: Health -- Chapter 7: Gender -- Chapter 8: Affirmative Action -- Conclusion: The Space between Power and Powerlessness -- Index.|
|Summary, etc.:||"Why does inequality have such a hold on American society and public policy? And what can we, as citizens, do about it? Inequality in America takes an in-depth look at individual-level and systemic inequality, focusing in particular on race, poverty, and gender, across a wide range of issues from housing and education to crime, employment and health. Caliendo shows how individual-level prejudice and systemic inequality are interrelated, how individual beliefs and attitudes can affect public opinion and lawmakers' policy solutions and how systemic barriers to advancement as a result of these policies then contribute to individual perceptions, creating a cycle of disadvantage and advantage that can be difficult to break, though not impossible. Feature boxes throughout the book offer insight into key public figures who have worked to combat inequality and suggestions for individual action. Concise and written in an accessible manner, Inequality in America paves the way for students to think critically about the effects of the attitudes, behaviors and structures of inequality"--|
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