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Social Divisions Geoff Payne

Social Divisions By Geoff Payne

Social Divisions by Geoff Payne


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Summary

Informed by sociological theory and recent empirical analysis, the new edition of this classic textbook is an accessible account of the major social divisions that structure social life. Written by experts, it covers an unrivalled range of social divisions, diversity and inequalities. This is an invaluable sourcebook for social science students.

Social Divisions Summary

Social Divisions: Inequality and Diversity in Britain by Geoff Payne

Revised, updated and restructured to reflect the latest data and debates, the new edition of this classic textbook is an accessible account of the major social divisions that structure social life. Drawing from extensive theoretical work and recent empirical analysis, it offers the most comprehensive sociological account of social inequalities, diversity and divisions currently available, written by leading experts in their fields. With individual chapters that can be read as freestanding contributions and learning aids including key points, discussion questions and selected further readings at each chapter, this outstanding volume presents an invaluable introduction and sourcebook for social science students.

Social Divisions Reviews

Written by a highly distinguished set of sociologists, this is a standout text with its extensive coverage of so many dimensions of social divisions in one volume. Lavinia Mitton, University of Kent
A valuable resource that gets to grips with the causes and effects of the many inequalities that damage the lives of so many people. Chris Yuill, Robert Gordon University
A welcome new edition. The chapters are bang up to date. An invaluable text for new cohorts of students in sociology and the social sciences. Fiona Devine, The University of Manchester

About Geoff Payne

Geoff Payne is a Research Associate in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. A former President of the British Sociological Association, he has written and worked on social mobility, social inequalities, and social research methodology. Eric Harrison is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at City, University of London, and Deputy Director of the European Social Survey. He has research interests in social stratification, social inequality, wellbeing and survey methodology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1 ~ The Persistence of Social Divisions Defining and Explaining 'Social Divisions' ~ Geoff Payne Class and Stratification ~ Eric Harrison and John Scott Gender ~ Pamela Abbott Race ~ John Solomos Part 2 ~ Social Structures and Inequalities Education ~ Diane Reay Work ~ Tim Strangleman Poverty ~ Lucinda Platt Elites ~ Daniel Smith Global Social Divisions ~ Robert Holton Part 3 ~ Social Divisions and the Body Sexuality ~ Sue Scott and Stevi Jackson Age ~ Stephen Hunt and Liz Frost Disability ~ Ruth Garbutt and David Saltiel Health ~ Clare Bambra and Geoff Payne Part 4 ~ Inclusion, Exclusion and Inequality Social Identites ~ Steph Lawler National Identity ~ David McCrone Religion ~ Michael Rosie Community ~ Graham Crow and Catherine Maclean Social Divisions as a Sociological Perspective ~ Geoff Payne

Additional information

NGR9781447355120
9781447355120
1447355121
Social Divisions: Inequality and Diversity in Britain by Geoff Payne
New
Paperback
Policy Press
2020-04-22
512
N/A
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