Understanding Social Inequality
"This is a book that should be read by anyone interested in class, inequality, poverty and politics. Actually, probably more importantly it should be read by people who think that those things do not matter! It provides a wonderful summation of the huge amount of work on these topics that now exists and it also offers its own distinctive perspectives on a set of issues that are - despite the claims of some influential commentators - still central to the sociological enterprise and, indeed to political life."
- Roger Burrows, University of York
"A clear and compelling analysis of the dynamics of social and spatial inequality in an era of globalisation. This is an invaluable resource for students and scholars in sociology, human geography and the social sciences more generally."
With the declining attention paid to social class in sociology, how can we analyze continuing and pervasive socio-economic inequality? What is the impact of recent developments in sociology on how we should understand disadvantage?
Moving beyond the traditional dichotomies of social theory, this book brings the study of social stratification and inequality into the 21st century. Starting with the widely agreed ′fact′ that the world is becoming more unequal, this book brings together the ′identity of displacement′ in sociology and the ′spaces of flow′ of geography to show how place has become an increasingly important focus for understanding new trends in social inquality.
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... Class Analysis First published in 1983, Problems in Class Analysis presents a coherent theory of labour's domination by capital, based upon the notion of the capitalist nature of both the product relations and of the productive forces ...
... class analysis . Together these ten chapters combine theoretical and substantive issues into a fairly comprehensive analysis of class in Canada . The first two chap- ters begin with some of the broader challenges to class analysis ...
... class structure has always been concerned with the extent to which various models of it can better predict dependent ... analysis , ” Burris demonstrates that from the five strategies identified , three seem to be consistently more ...
... analysis : two are respondents ' evaluations of surveys , and two are interviewers ' evaluations of the respondents . Only white respondents will be considered in this chapter - in the final chapter we turn to a comparison of black and ...
... analysis is called an exploratory latent class analysis or latent class cluster analysis [14, 21]. The number of latent classes in the latent class model is restricted by inequality (1.5), so to handle more ordered latent classes, it is ...
Chapter 4 The Aftermath of Affluence
Chapter 5 New Spatial and Social Divisions of Labour
Chapter 6 Poverty Social Exclusion and the Welfare State
Chapter 7 New Work and New Workers
Chapter 8 Class Identity