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Social Inequality

Social Inequality

Second Edition

December 2018 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Accessible and engaging, the second edition of Social Inequality: A Student's Guide is your essential guide to social inequality and stratification. Covering key theories, ideologies and concepts, this book brings a complex social phenomenon to life with contemporary examples and learning features. Offering a nuanced analysis of the subject, this book includes:

·         Two new chapters on Youth and Age, and Health and Disability

·         Updated coverage of sexuality and transgender issues

·         Discussions on migration and asylum-seeking

·         A global context, offering a comparative discussion on social inequalities, policy, and justice

Lucidly written, this is a key companion that will enhance your understanding of the dynamics of social inequality.

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

Peter Leadbetter
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.

Lisa Matera
University of Leeds

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