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Social Inequality

Second Edition

January 2019 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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:

  • Updated coverage of sexuality and transgender issues
  • Two new chapters: the first, 'Youth and Age' discusses age as a social construct and form of division, whilst the second, 'Health and disability' defines health inequalities and analyses the current thinkers on health inequalities and their proposed solutions.
  • Enhanced discussion of migration and asylum seeking
  • A global context, offering a comparative discussion on social inequalities, policy, and justice.
 
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 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

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