The Big Questions Books, 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.
Sponsor: The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Series Editors: David B. Grusky and Paula England
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