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Social Inequality

Second Edition


December 2018 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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Now in an updated second edition, Social Inequality continues to be an essential guide to understanding social inequality and stratification, helping readers to understand what inequality is, how it is defined, explored and measured, and what the key social divisions are at both global and national level.

The new edition includes:

  • A global context, offering a comparative discussion on social inequalities, policy, and justice.
  • NEW CHAPTER: 'Youth and Age' discusses age as a social construct and form of division.
  • NEW CHAPTER: 'Health and disability' defines health inequalities and analyses the current thinkers on health inequalities and their proposed solutions.
  • Updated coverage of sexuality and transgender issues.
  • Enhanced discussion of migration and asylum seeking.
 
Chapter 1 – What is social inequality?
 
Chapter 2 – Social divisions and inequality: social class
 
Chapter 3 - Social divisions and inequality: gender
 
Chapter 4 - Social divisions and inequality: ethnicity
 
Chapter 5 - Social divisions and inequality: youth and age
 
Chapter 6 – Social divisions and inequality: health and disability
 
Chapter 7 – Globalization and the global dimensions of inequality
 
Chapter 8 – The global social policy arena and inequality
 
Chapter 9- Social policy and its relationship to inequality: facilitator or potential solution?
 
Chapter 10 – Solutions to inequality: How do we create a more equal global society?

Social Inequality provides a clear and concise overview of social inequality and the key social divisions in today's contemporary global world. This is essential reading for our health students with key concepts defined and discussed in an an accessible manner.  An excellent text.

Peter Leadbetter, Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead in Applied Health & Social Care, Edge Hill University

An engaging and comprehensive guide to the multifaceted dimensions of contemporary social inequality.  This excellent book will serve as an ideal introductory text for students of social policy, sociology, social work and politics or indeed anyone who is concerned with social injustice.

Lisa Matera, Communities and Partnerships Project Officer & Part time tutor on Child and Families Foundation Degree, University of Leeds.

A very welcome addition, useful resource for staff and students

Ms Gillian Rowe
Community Health, Truro College
January 29, 2019

This is a comprehensive, accessible text on Social Inequalities. This will a great addition to a module I run on Society, education and exclusivity as part of a BA Education studies programme.

Dr Cristina Costa
Department of Education, University of The West of England
November 27, 2018

The text provides a good insight into the topic of social inequalities and students would find this book very informative. It guides the students from the basic, what is social inequality? to the wider societal contemporary issues that some individuals are faced with today

Miss Ella Malton
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of HE And FE
November 5, 2018

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 2- Social Divisions and Inequality: Social Class


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