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The Return of Inequality

Social Change and the Weight of the Past

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674988071

Publication Date: 05/18/2021

Academic Trade

448 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

39 illus., 12 tables


  • Preface
  • Introduction: What Is the Challenge of Inequality?
  • I. Inequality in Time and Space
    • 1. Turning the Telescope: The Economic Analysis of Income Distribution
    • 2. Society as a Sports Field: The Challenge of Bourdieu
    • 3. Renewing Marx: Capital Accumulation and the Weight of History
  • II. Inequality, Empire, and the Decline of Nations
    • 4. The Ranking of Nations
    • 5. The Return of Empire: Inequality on a Global Scale
    • 6. Insiders and Outsiders: Race, Gender, and Class in Long-Term Perspective
    • 7. Visceral Inequality in the Twenty-First Century
    • 8. Cities, Elites, and Accumulation
    • 9. The Force of Information and Technology
  • III. The Politics of Inequality in the Twenty-First Century
    • 10. Reinstating the Time of Politics
    • 11. What Is to Be Done?
  • Glossary
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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