Welcome to the Companion Site!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Social Inequality in a Global Age, Fifth Edition, by Scott Sernau. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

This updated Fifth Edition of Scott Sernau's acclaimed text provides a sociological framework for analyzing inequality within the United States in the context of global stratification and a rapidly changing world economy. With insightful analysis, this text offers students an accessible introduction to stratification systems and the structural and personal realities of growing class divides. It explores the multiple dimensions and intersections of inequalities of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and power and lifestyle. Using lively writing and examples drawn straight from today's headlines, Sernau explores each issue and dimension of inequality as he analyzes the relationship between changing global power and growing inequalities within countries. Throughout, a focus on social action and community engagement encourages students to become involved, active learners in the classroom and engaged citizens in their communities.


We gratefully acknowledge Scott Sernau writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.