This collection provides, the everyday practice of structural and cultural hierarchies is revealed through empirical case studies by cutting edge sociologists. Everyday Inequalities demonstrates practices of dominance and resistance in a variety of settings through a series of essays on gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, and their complex intersections. These essays powerfully reveal how these practices continually reinscribe hierarchies of power and privilege in society. Containing essays by up-and-coming scholars as well as more established researchers, Everyday Inequalities uses techniques found in cultural studies and empirical methods of sociological inquiry to theorize the everyday practices of social inequalities through grounded demonstrations and analyses.
Jodi O'Brien is Associate Professor of Sociology at Seattle University. She co-edited with Peter Kollock The Production of Reality, 2nd edition, (1997). She writes and lectures in the area of cultural politics, marginal identities and communities. Judith A. Howard is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. She lectures and researches in the area of gender and the intersections of gender dynamics with race, class and sexuality. She is currently co-editing SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.