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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... group, 1998 (£) 72 6.1 Welfare regime characteristics 103 6.2 Absolute poverty rates for OECD nations using the US poverty line, 1994 and 1995 113 6.3. Ratio of minimum wage to average wage in the United States and Europe, 1991–94 114 ...
... groups a large number of occupations into a smaller number of hierarchically organized classes, has historically been the major way that this employment aggregate approach has been conducted in Britain, not least by government agencies ...
... group formation, and in particular, the interpenetration of the 'economic' with the social or cultural. Thus they have focused not only on 'class' factors – that is, economic power as reflected in production and market relationships ...
... groups had to throw away the sociological rulebook in order to comprehend the restructuring of national class systems and space economies. In Chapter 5 we examine the consequences of this in terms of the new and emerging spatial and ...
... group of citizens. Castells explores how, in a globalized and networked world, new groups emerge around – for example – identities formed by religion or sexuality (Castells, 1996b). Giddens, Beck and Castells are all responding, in ...
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