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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... housing costs!) (Sefton and Sutherland, 2005: 231). Poverty also increased dramatically in Britain from 7.1 million (13 per cent of the population) in 1979 to 12.5 million people (22 per cent) in 2001/02 – poverty in this sense means ...
... housing, by always walking or catching the bus, byjuggling two jobs or even three as well as studying, tens of thousands of people in London do just that'. Source: Abrams (2002: 11–13 and 60–1). While there is ample statistical and ...
... housing projects as failed social engineering, as if this were a universally applicable, deep thought. They, of course, are simply repeating what they have been taught ... ... As recently as October 2000 the London Evening Standard ...
... housing and poorest inner-city neighbourhoods, not least as a result of racist housing policies and practices (Rex and Moore, 1967). The second more recent phase of migration associated with globalization has occurred during the last 30 ...
... housing estates which bring together strangers with little in common, so men socialized with their household members in the home rather than with fellow men in the community. Status is based on conspicuous consumption ('keeping up with ...
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