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, enhanced discussion of migration and asylum seeking, and further coverage of a global context for social inequalities, policy, and justice.
The book also features two new chapters:
- Youth and Age, discusses age as a social construct and form of division, it also outlines the implications of ageing populations, ageism as a form of discrimination, and the different cultural understandings of age.
- Health and Disability, defines health inequalities, outlines a range of global and national examples, and analyses the current thinkers on health inequalities and their proposed solutions.
Suitable course reading for students on modules examining social justice, social policy, social class, and social inequalities.