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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... emphasis moves away from the multivariate analysis of large survey data sets based upon occupational clusters, towards an understanding of the processes of class formation whereby the dynamics of action and consciousness are explored ...
... emphasize. Our main source of reference for much of the material in this book is Britain. Nevertheless, where appropriate, we discuss material drawn from North American and European societies in many chapters. In this manner, we are ...
... emphasis than we have on issues of gender, sexuality and arguably ethnicity, but says less about issues of place and space. Marshall et al. (1988) is based on a large-scale survey of the British class structure in the 'employment ...
... emphasized regularity and measurement in everyday life. The values of modernity include activism, universalism and affective neutrality. There is disagreement about the periodization of modernity, some writers associating it with the ...
... emphasized their role as team players and did not wish to be seen as cutting themselves off from their teams. The introduction of ICT meant that buildings like Centrepoint were now largely redundant: they simply could not be plumbed for ...
Chapter 3 The Collar Line and Urban Boundaries
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