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Title Social inequalities in comparative perspective / edited by Fiona Devine and Mary C. Waters.
Imprint Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.

Subject Equality -- Cross-cultural studies.
Social stratification -- Cross-cultural studies.
Alt Name Devine, Fiona.
Waters, Mary C.
Description x, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Race, ethnicity, and immigration in the United States / Mary C. Waters -- The 'language of race', identity options, and 'belonging' in the Quebec context / Micheline Labelle -- Race and ethnicity in France / Riva Kastoryano -- Racisms, ethnicities, and British nation-making / Liviu Popoviciu and Mairtin Mac an Ghaill -- Working poor, working hard: trajectories at the bottom of the American labor market / Katherine Newman and Chauncy Lennon -- Class and social inequalities in Portugal: from class structure to working-class practices on the shop floor / Elisio Estanque -- Understanding class inequality in Australia / Bill Martin and Judy Wajcman -- Talking about class in Britain / Fiona Devine -- Research on gender stratification in the US / Christine L. Williams, Patti A. Giuffre, and Kristen A. Dellinger -- The Japanese paradox: women's voices of fulfillment in the face of inequalities / Yuko Ogasawara -- Catching up? changing inequalities of gender at work and in the family in the UK / Harriet Bradley -- Gender and work-related inequalities in Finland / Paivi Korvajarvi.
ISBN 0631226842 (hardback : alk. paper)
0631226850 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 54006579
Table of Contents
 Notes on Contributors 
 Introduction / Fiona Devine, Mary C. Waters1
1Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in the United States / Mary C. Waters20
2The "Language of Race," Identity Options, and "Belonging" in the Quebec Context / Micheline Labelle39
3Race and Ethnicity in France / Riva Kastoryano66
4Racisms, Ethnicities, and British Nation-Making / Liviu Popoviciu, Mairtin Mac an Ghaill89
5Working Poor, Working Hard: Trajectories at the Bottom of the American Labor Market / Katherine Newman, Chauncy Lennon116
6Class and Social Inequalities in Portugal: From Class Structure to Working-Class Practices on the Shop Floor / Elisto Estanque141
7Understanding Class Inequality in Australia / Bill Martin, Judy Wajcman163
8Talking about Class in Britain / Fiona Devine191
9Research on Gender Stratification in the US / Christine L. Williams, Patti A. Giuffre, Kirsten A. Dellinger214
10The Japanese Paradox: Women's Voices of Fulfillment in the Face of Inequalities / Yuko Ogasawara237
11Catching Up? Changing Inequalities of Gender at Work and in the Family in the UK / Harriet Bradley257
12Gender and Work-Related Inequalities in Finland / Paivi Korvajarvi283

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