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.
Results 1-5 of 50
... post-war British sociology was dominated by a concern with stratification and especially class. Although the intellectual underpinnings of this concern were diverse, as we discuss below, the result was a rich seam of sociological ...
... post-war socio-economic settlement that had begun to develop in the late 1970s. This has come to be known as globalization, a concept whose origins lay in the nature of the particular economic crisis of the period and whose resolution ...
... post-war boom and the massive neo-liberal restructuring that followed. In the long term, neither of these periods will probably be seen as typical but the way in which one has followed the other has made the present and future seem ...
... since the early 1970s, cursed by being completed during a period when the certainties of post-war planning and architecture were first questioned then rejected. Reviled when the acceptance of large public-funded projects ran counter to ...
... War on Terror became the new zeitgeist in that it is a war on an abstraction but, like the assassination of ... post-industrial society, postmodern culture – the question of the legitimation of knowledge is formulated in different terms ...
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