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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Tim Butler, Paul Watt. Understanding Social Inequality Tim Butler and Paul Watt SAGE Publications ○ ○ London Thousand Oaks New Delhi © Tim Butler and Paul Watt 2007 First published 2007.
... inequality they observed and in many cases experienced in their lives but, on the other, their doubts as to whether sociological approaches to social class could adequately describe let alone explain it. We have both been heavily ...
... inequality, these kinds of books were often written in a highly readable style which could not only grab the imagination of the average sociology undergraduate but could even appeal to the lay reader. Five major developments have ...
... inequality, especially class inequality. We aim to do so in an accessible manner that stimulates students' sociological imaginations and prompts them to question how the study of inequality can link up private troubles (including their ...
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