Exploring Inequality

A Sociological Approach

Author: Jenny Stuber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199331123

Category: Equality

Page: 480

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Exploring Inequality: A Sociological Approach uses a sociological lens to explore the topics of diversity and social inequality. This sociological perspective demonstrates how social identities - like sex, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, social class, and disability status - aresocially constructed. The book also focuses on social inequality, illustrating how individual forces at the micro-level - along with structural factors on the macro-level - often perpetuate inequalities. In so doing, it shows that power and privilege, along with face-to-face meetings andinteractions, structure the unequal worlds in which we live. Exploring Inequality explains how identities and inequalities that we take for granted are never static, but always changing-and how everyday examples of activism work to erode these inequalities.

The Working Classes and Higher Education

Inequality of Access, Opportunity and Outcome

Author: Amy E. Stich,Carrie Freie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317444922

Category: Education

Page: 228

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Within the broader context of the global knowledge economy, wherein the "college-for-all" discourse grows more and more pervasive and systems of higher education become increasingly stratified by social class, important and timely questions emerge regarding the future social location and mobility of the working classes. Though the working classes look very different from the working classes of previous generations, the weight of a universal working-class identity/background amounts to much of the same economic vulnerability and negative cultural stereotypes, all of which continue to present obstacles for new generations of working-class youth, many of whom pursue higher education as a necessity rather than a "choice." Using a sociological lens, contributors examine the complicated relationship between the working classes and higher education through students’ distinct experiences, challenges, and triumphs during three moments on a transitional continuum: the transition from secondary to higher education; experiences within higher education; and the transition from higher education to the workforce. In doing so, this volume challenges the popular notion of higher education as a means to equality of opportunity and social mobility for working-class students.

Exploring Inequality in Europe

Diverging Income and Employment Opportunities in the Crisis

Author: Martin Heidenreich

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783476664

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Europe has become a dominant frame for the generation, regulation and perception of social inequalities. This trend was solidified by the current economic crisis, which is characterized by increasing inequalities between central and peripheral countries and groups. By analysing the double polarization between winners and losers of the crisis, the segmentation of labour markets and the perceived quality of life in Europe, this book contributes to a better understanding of patterns and dynamics of inequality in an integrated Europe.

Schools and Society

A Sociological Approach to Education

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Joan Z. Spade,Jenny M. Stuber

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544302398

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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This comprehensive anthology features classical readings on the Sociology of Education, as well as current, original essays by notable contemporary scholars. Assigned as a main text or a supplement, this fully updated Sixth Edition uses the open systems approach to provide readers with a framework for understanding and analyzing the book’s range of topics. Jeanne H. Ballantine, Joan Z. Spade, and new co-editor Jenny M. Stuber, all experienced instructors in this subject, have chosen articles that are highly readable, and that represent the field’s major theoretical perspectives, methods, and issues. The Sixth Edition includes twenty new selections and five revisions of original readings and features new perspectives on some of the most contested issues in the field today, such as school funding, gender issues in schools, parent and neighborhood influences on learning, growing inequality in schools, and charter schools.

Exploring Social Inequality in the 21st Century

New Approaches, New Tools, and Policy Opportunities

Author: Jennifer Jarman,Paul Lambert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351609378

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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In a world where the effects of inequality occupy an increasingly prominent place on the public agenda, this book provides up-to-date and thorough analysis from the perspective of a group of researchers at the forefront of social stratification analysis. Exploring Social Inequality in the 21st Century is a clear and critical overview of current debates about social inequality. It includes new information, tools, and approaches to conceptualising and measuring social stratification and social class, as well as informative case studies. Throughout, the researchers describe the direct and indirect costs of social inequality. Divided into two parts – Conceptualising and Measuring Inequality; and Costs and Consequences of Inequality in the areas of Education, Employment, and Global Wealth – it includes new findings about the growth of wealth inequality in the G20 countries, and a detailed examination of tax policies designed to reduce inequality without affecting economic growth. With substantial contributions to the analysis of inequalities in education, and explanations of the processes and consequences of social and gender-based exclusion, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding contemporary social inequality. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Contemporary Social Science.

Exploring Disability

Author: Colin Barnes,Geof Mercer

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745634850

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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An introductory textbook for anyone studying disability, this book provides an overview of the existing literature in the area, and develops an understanding of disability that has implications for both sociology and society.


Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life

Author: David M. Newman

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412987296

Category: Social Science

Page: 601

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Continuing his tradition of highly engaging, trade-like writing, best-selling author David Newman once again starts in a familiar place—the everyday world—and then introduces sociological concepts and institutions as they influence students' daily existence. Full of vivid, real-world examples and touching personal vignettes, this text offers a solid introduction to basic sociological concepts and helps students realize their role in constructing, planning, maintaining, and fixing society.

Exploring Sexuality in Schools

The Intersectional Reproduction of Inequality

Author: Dorottya Rédai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030201619

Category: Education

Page: 270

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This book explores the place of sexuality in a Hungarian vocational school. Building upon ethnographic research using a post-structuralist and intersectional theoretical framework, the author highlights the voices of teachers and students in their everyday environment and gives them the opportunity to speak about themselves and their experiences: in doing so, addressing a significant gap in the market. The author critically discusses key issues concerning schooling and sexuality, addressing such themes as LGBTQ+ youth and teachers, institutional hierarchy, and the role of sexuality in the re/production of social inequalities through education. Through these topics, she sensitively questions what should be expected of schools in preparing their students for the wider world. The intersectional approach employed by the author will appeal to scholars in a wide variety of disciplines, from gender and sexuality studies to the sociology of education and race and ethnicity studies.

Relational Inequalities

An Organizational Approach

Author: Donald Tomaskovic-Devey,Dustin Avent-Holt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190624426

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Organizations are the dominant social invention for generating resources and distributing them. Relational Inequalities develops a general sociological and organizational analysis of inequality, exploring the processes that generate inequalities in access to respect, resources, and rewards. Framing their analysis through a relational account of social and economic life, Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Dustin Avent-Holt explain how resources are generated and distributed both within and between organizations. They show that inequalities are produced through generic processes that occur in all social relationships: categorization and their resulting status hierarchies, organizational resource pooling, exploitation, social closure, and claims-making. Drawing on a wide range of case studies, Tomaskovic-Devey and Avent-Holt focus on the workplace as the primary organization for generating inequality and provide a series of global goals to advance both a comparative organizational research model and to challenge troubling inequalities.