Controversies in Inequality Book Series

Sponsored by The Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality
and published by Stanford University Press
David B. Grusky and Paula England, series editors

Controversies in Inequality, a new subseries of Studies in Social Inequality, provides an outlet for cutting-edge commentaries on the causes and consequences of contemporary inequality. As the study of inequality becomes ever more specialized, interdisciplinary, and sprawling, there is a growing need for essay-length books that allow scholars to weigh in on relevant debates while freed from the technical requirements of scholarly journal articles and the elaborate documentation of full-length research monographs. This new subseries will feature books that are short and incisive, often controversial, and always widely read.

Incisive: Essay-length format avoids the distractions of unnecessary formalization or technical detail

Controversial: Provocatively argued even while exposing readers to alternative positions and inevitable ambiguities in evidence

Broad audience: Readership expanded beyond specialist markets by reducing formalization and focusing on debates of broad interest

Quick to market: Time to market minimized by building contributions around existing research programs and previously published work

All-star cast: Agenda-setting, high-profile authors

Possible Future Titles

  • Why Is There So Much Poverty?
  • Globalization and Inequality
  • Will There Be More Egalitarian Revolutions?
  • Prisons and Inequality
  • The Decline of Racial Distinctions?
  • The Future of the Gender Gap
  • Getting Ahead Today
  • Does Who You Know Still Matter?
  • Poverty, Inequality, and Terrorism
  • Social Class and Raising Children
  • The Take-off in Income Inequality
  • Is a New Power Elite Emerging?
  • The Making of Racial Categories
  • The New Immigrants
  • Does the Job Make the Person?
  • Can Sex Segregation Be Eliminated?
  • Intelligence and Inequality
  • Tracking and Educational Inequality
  • Social Class and Lifestyles
  • Health, Genetics, and Inequality