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This timely resource, written by a team of authors who are working at the forefront of the public sociology movement, provides a contemporary analysis of public sociology. The book highlights a variety of ways in which sociology brings about social change in community settings, assists nonprofit and social service organizations in their work, and influences policy at the local, regional, and national levels. The book also spotlights sociology that informs the general public on key policy issues through media and creates research centers that develop and carry out collaborative research.

Case Studies 4. Inequalities of Race, Class, and Gender
Case studies 4. Inequalities of race, class, and gender

The study of social inequality is central to the field of sociology. The work of Karl Marx and Max Weber was important in shaping our understanding about inequality rooted in economic, social, and political structures. W.E.B. DuBois and Jane Addams provided examples of how sociological research could provide insights into the structures of racial, ethnic, and gender inequalities in American society. As early public sociologists, they demonstrated how the knowledge acquired through such research could be applied to reducing social inequalities. Throughout the 20th century, countless sociologists have documented inequality and provided a deeper understanding of its causes and consequences through their research. As the case studies in ...

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