Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality

  • Jane D. McLeod
  • Edward J. Lawler
  • Michael Schwalbe

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Orienting Perspectives and Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cecilia L. Ridgeway, Sandra Nakagawa
      Pages 3-25
    3. Shane Thye, Will Kalkhoff
      Pages 27-47
    4. Bruce G. Link, Jo C. Phelan, Mark L. Hatzenbuehler
      Pages 49-64
    5. Karen A. Hegtvedt, Deena Isom
      Pages 65-94
    6. Judith A. Howard, Daniel G. Renfrow
      Pages 95-121
  3. Creating, Reproducing, and Resisting Inequality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Amy C. Wilkins, Stefanie Mollborn, Boróka Bó
      Pages 125-154
    3. Michael Schwalbe, Heather Shay
      Pages 155-180
    4. Jocelyn A. Hollander, Miriam J. Abelson
      Pages 181-206
    5. Peter L. Callero
      Pages 273-294
    6. Steven Foy, Robert Freeland, Andrew Miles, Kimberly B. Rogers, Lynn Smith-Lovin
      Pages 295-324
    7. Matthew O. Hunt
      Pages 325-351
    8. Henry A. Walker
      Pages 353-377
  4. Contexts of Inequality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Kathryn J. Lively, Jamie Oslawski-Lopez, Brian Powell
      Pages 381-408
    3. Barbara Schneider, Justina Judy, Kri Burkander
      Pages 409-435
  5. Dimensions of Inequality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 483-483
    2. Frank L. Samson, Lawrence D. Bobo
      Pages 515-545
    3. Melissa A. Milkie, Catharine H. Warner, Rashawn Ray
      Pages 547-573
    4. Guillermina Jasso
      Pages 575-605
    5. Lynn Falletta, Dale Dannefer
      Pages 607-625
    6. Douglas Schrock, J. Edward Sumerau, Koji Ueno
      Pages 627-654
  6. Outcomes of Inequality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 655-655
    2. Ross L. Matsueda, Maria S. Grigoryeva
      Pages 683-714
    3. Jane D. McLeod, Christy Erving, Jennifer Caputo
      Pages 715-742
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 743-749

About this book


This handbook provides the first comprehensive overview of social psychological research on inequality for a graduate student and professional audience. Drawing on all of the major theoretical traditions in sociological social psychology, its chapters demonstrate the relevance of social psychological processes to this central sociological concern. Each chapter in the handbook has a distinct substantive focus, but the chapters will also share common emphases on:

- The unique contributions of sociological social psychology 

- The historical roots of social psychological concepts and theories in classic sociological writings

- The complementary and conflicting insights that derive from different social psychological traditions in sociology.

This Handbook is of interest to graduate students preparing for careers in social psychology or in inequality, professional sociologists, and university/college libraries   



Categorization and Intersectionality Construction of Social Differences Creating Inequality with Language and Talk Double Standards and Emotions Gender Inequality Health Inequalities in the United States Ideology and Social Inequalities Inequality and Families Inequality and Social Connections Power and Resource Inequality Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequality Self and Identity Sexual Identities and Social Psychology Social Inequality in Crime and Deviance Social Inequality in Schools Social Justice and Interpersonal Influence Social Movements and Social Inequality Social Organization of Age Social Psychology of Inequality

Editors and affiliations

  • Jane D. McLeod
    • 1
  • Edward J. Lawler
    • 2
  • Michael Schwalbe
    • 3
  1. 1.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyNorth Corolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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