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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... Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs by Paul Willis (1977). Employment (or what used to be called 'industrial sociology') – Working for Ford by Huw Beynon (1984, first published in 1973). As well as making a serious contribution ...
Tim Butler, Paul Watt. Table 1.1 Registrar General's Social Class scheme Social Class Occupations Examples I ... working class, or a 'service relationship' as in the case of the service class (Erikson and Goldthorpe, 1993). Those in the ...
... class and the associated concerns about socio-economic inequality. Whilst no consensus has emerged, it is clear that ... working class' went largely unchallenged (Urry, 2000). The generations that were born in the immediate aftermath of ...
... working class, for example, has, it has been argued, blinded many to its continuing possibilities (Savage, 1995) ... work. We are currently witnessing another iteration of capitalism and the ways in which it works through the lives of ...
... working class. In art, the early Victorian love affair with representation symbolized by the Pre-Raphaelites gave way to a number of different artistic movements that challenged the notion of 'what you get is what you see'. The Cubists ...
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