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Social Inequality

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.

The extensive range of issues explored in the book in relation to social inequality, including the comprehensive analysis of each particular social division, as well as the inclusion of tasks, case studies and key points in each chapter, makes Social Inequality a very recommendable and pedagogical book on this salient and current topic.

Mar´ia Dalli, University of Valencia, Spain

This book seemed very focus on inequality in the UK and my students are primarily from the US

Matthew Bergman
Political Science, Univ Of California-San Diego
February 6, 2019

A very welcome addition, useful resource for staff and students

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

Identifies and explores inequality across various groups in society. This provides an insight into the social struggles some individuals face on a daily basis.

Ms Kerrie Robertson
Health and Social Care, Yeovil College
January 29, 2019

This is an essential area of study and understanding for all learning disability Nurses. All students are encouraged to do extra reading around social inequalities.

Mr Roy Johnston
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Edge Hill University
November 30, 2018

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

Seminal information for all studies of contemporary social issues in the UK

Mr Luke Tibbits
school of Psychological Social & Behavioural Sciencs, Coventry University
October 17, 2018

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Chapter 2- Social Divisions and Inequality: Social Class

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