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Challenges arguments that expanding inequality is the natural, perhaps necessary, accompaniment of economic growth. This book stresses that economic fortune depends more on social circumstances than on IQ, which is itself a product of society.
All the authors are in the department of sociology at the Universoty of California, Berkeley. Claude S. Fisher's books include The Urban Experience and To Dwell among Friends; Michael Hout's Following in Father's Footsteps; Martin Sanchez Jankowski's City Bound and Islands in the Street; Samuel R. Luca's, a pending book on the effects of race and sex discrimination since 1940; Ann Swindler's, Organization without Authority and Habitats of the Heart; and Kim Voss's, The Making of American Exceptionalism.
Short-listed for Outstanding Book, Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America 1998 (United States).
Ann Swidler, Claude S. Fischer, Kim Voss, Martin S. Jankowski, Michael Hout, Samuel Roundfield Lucas