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Durable Inequality (Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture) Paperback – September 1, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0520221703 ISBN-10: 0520221702 Edition: New Ed

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  • Series: Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture
  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; New Ed edition (September 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520221702
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520221703
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An important approach to social inequality."--M. M. Denny, "Choice

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"Durable Inquality solidifies Charles Tilly's reputation as one of the world's most creative social scientists. It is a work of considerable theoretical scope and imagination. Tilly's original framework clearly reveals and thoroughly explains the similar social processes that create different forms of social inequality."—William Julius Wilson, author of The Truly Disadvantaged

"A highly sophisticated yet extremely accessible reconstruction of a core sociological problem. . . . Durable Inequality is one of those exceptional books that provides both a compelling rereading of familiar issues and an inspiring vision for future research."—Elisabeth S. Clemens, author of The People's Lobby

"In a refreshing book characterized by deep insight into social structure and relations and displaying a rich historical sweep, Tilly has constructed a major challenge to contemporary individualistic interpretations of persistent economic inequality."—Richard A. Easterlin, author of Growth Triumphant

"Clearly the work of a master. . . . The book provides a new and rigorous understanding of one of the key facts of social life."—Bruce G. Carruthers, author of City of Capital

"The insights in this book offer the opportunity to revitalize the study of social stratification with a version of organizational theory, and reconnect both to political sociology."—Neil Fligstein, author of The Transformation of Corporate Control

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Charles Tilly, Durable Inequality is an excellent book. Good to use in seminars of sociology on the MA level. Good writing and easily to be understood by students.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Spitzer-Rubenstein on December 18, 2011
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It explains how inequality is formed and reinforced and why society will never be perfectly equal but how things aren't set in stone. A professor recommended it to me as a way of thinking about inequality and it hit the mark.
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