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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... Social Divisions of Labour 6. Poverty, Social Exclusion and the Welfare State 7. New Work and New Workers 8. Class Identity Bibliography Notes Index vii 11 36 57 76 100 135 165 189 211 215. ••••••••. List of Figures and Tables Figures 2.1 ...
... 94 114 6.4 Indicators of social exclusion and percentage of working-age population excluded on each dimension in Britain, 1997 120. ••••••••. 6.5 6.6 6.7 7.1 Poverty rates for EU countries using. •vii• List of Figures and Tables.
... social exclusion'. We discuss these issues in relation to debates around how welfare states are organized in Western societies. Until the collapse of the Soviet Union and East European state socialist societies in the late 1980s and ...
... social, cultural, linguistic and political theory; differing conceptions of human nature and our place in the universe ... exclusion of the underlying structures of inequality (Lockwood, 1956), drew a basic contrast between 'traditional ...
... society given the resultant complex multi-layering of ethnic and racial advantages and disadvantages found in any one location. This is undoubtedly one of the factors which has prompted the use of the term 'social exclusion' to analyze ...
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