Social Inequality in a Global Age

Welcome to the Companion Site!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Social Inequality in a Global Age, 6th Edition, by Scott Sernau. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.

Social Inequality in a Global Age 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, and using examples drawn straight from today's headlines, Scott Sernau explores the multiple dimensions of inequality—class privilege, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, status and power—and how they intersect with each other. As it explores each dimension of inequality, the text analyzes the relationship between changing global power structures and growing inequalities within societies . 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 for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Miriam Barcus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Laura Krull of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for creating the ancillaries on this site.