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Understanding Social Divisions

Author: Shaun Best

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761942979

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

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The study of social division has dominated research within the social sciences since the nineteenth century. This book addresses the full range of social divisions while considering the nature of social division itself.

Social Divisions

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1137088680


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Social Division

Author: Alan H. Carling

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860915065

Category: Social Science

Page: 442

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Social divisions are systematic social inequalities which are frequently regarded as unjust, and are fateful in the lives of individuals.

Social Divisions

Author: Lydia Morris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317973135

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Social Divisions

Author: Geoff Payne

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan


Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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This view of social fragmentation, inequality and cohesion includes chapters on class, gender and ethnicity, national identity, age, childhood, sexuality, disability, health, and community.

Ethnicity and Social Divisions

Contemporary Research in Sociology

Author: Karin Halldén,Elias le Grand,Zenia Hellgren

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443809233

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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The anthology “Ethnicity and Social Divisions: Contemporary Research in Sociology” is a collection of studies presented at the annual Aage Sørensen Memorial Conferences in 2006 and 2007. The volume reflects a number of important tendencies in contemporary social research: the increasing interest in questions that concern ethnicity and immigration on the one hand, the remaining centrality of social stratification and class analysis on the other hand, and the intersection between these fields. Eight young sociologists, all PhD Candidates at the universities of Harvard, Oxford or Stockholm at the time they wrote their contributions, participate in this volume. Representing a new generation of social scientists, they have conducted empirical research on social inequality related to class and ethnicity from different perspectives.

Poverty, social divisions, and conflict in Nepal

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications



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Ethnicity and Class

Social Divisions in an Indian City

Author: Gopa Sabharwal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195678307

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

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Study with reference to Belgaum, Karnataka.

Social Divisions, Second Edition

Author: Geoff Payne

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403944399

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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Society consists of people sharply divided from one another, living different lives and identifying themselves in distinct ways. The social inequalities that underlie these divisions take many forms. This updated and expanded second edition of a successful text explores each of the social divisions. The book includes three major new chapters, on religion, poverty and elites, bringing it up to date with current research and teaching practices. Written by leading academics in each field, with additional pedagogical features, this is a crucial book for all students studying social divisions.

Sport, Culture and Society

An Introduction

Author: Grant Jarvie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415306478

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 414

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This exciting new undergraduate textbook introduces the reader to the broad and complex relationship between sport, culture and society, and critically examines the key assumptions that we hold with regard to the nature of sport.

Unequal Europe

Social Divisions and Social Cohesion in an Old Continent

Author: James Wickham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317265823

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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This wide-ranging and comparative text reviews the major theoretical and substantive debates on social inequality in Europe. It provides a valuable dual focus on European society and individual societies while placing Europe in its wider global context. Demonstrating the continued importance of national difference within Europe, the author argues that nonetheless the European Social Model has softened social inequalities such as those of wealth and income distribution, social class, gender and possibly even ethnicity. However these achievements are now being undermined, partially by the European Union itself. The book also challenges conventional wisdom on Europe’s alleged need for immigration and highlights the UK’s distinctiveness within Europe, explaining the country’s uneasy relation to the European project. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Politics, European Societies, Social Policy and Comparative Studies.

Mass and Class

A Survey of Social Divisions (Classic Reprint)

Author: W. J. Ghent

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780666367099

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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Excerpt from Mass and Class: A Survey of Social Divisions Into one more in accord with the needs of the people. In my present work I have sought to analyze the social mass into its component classes; to describe these classes, not as they may be imagined in some projected benevolent feudalism, but as they are to be found here and now in the industrial life of the nation; and to indicate the current of social progress which, in spite of the blindness of the workers, the rapacity of the masters, and the subservience of the retainers, makes ever for an ultimate of. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Approaching retirement

Social divisions, welfare and exclusion

Author: Mann, Kirk

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847429564

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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We are all approaching retirement but what should we expect? For some, it is a happy prospect. Others approach retirement knowing they face hardship and social exclusion. Amid alarming predictions of a 'demographic time bomb', governments and the private pensions industry urge everyone to plan and save now, but admit that there are risks. But will the pension funds deliver on their promises? Will the rich increasingly retire early but the poor work for longer? How reliable are state pension schemes? Do the USA, Sweden, or Australia have a 'better' approach to retirement pensions than the UK? Approaching retirement tackles these and many other questions from a number of sociological perspectives. Using the idea of the social division of welfare as a template, different approaches to retirement pensions policy are assessed and their strengths and weaknesses clearly presented. This book will be an invaluable resource for social science students at all levels and for those who teach them. Economists and pension practitioners will also find food for thought here.

Social Policy in a Changing Society

Author: Maurice Mullard,Paul Spicker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415165419

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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Provides an introduction to social policy by building a link between theory and policy. This book considers a range of interpretations of changes in society, politics and the economy, and assesses their implications for social welfare. Part One considers conventional models, including Keynesian thought, Marxism, liberalism, conservatism, social democracy and socialism. Part Two turns to new paradigms, including communitarianism, post-Fordism, globalization, postmodernity, the risk society, critical theory, Foucauldian thought and patriarchy. In Part Three, the authors review debates on social, economic and political change. The approach is mainly theoretical, with material drawn from sociology, political theory, economics and public and social administration.

Economic Wealth Creation and the Social Division of Labour

Volume II: Network Economies

Author: Robert P. Gilles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030044262

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

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‘This is the second book of a two-volume set that continues Adam Smith's work, using the tools mathematical, experimental, and behavioural economists have developed since 1776. As in the first volume, markets are not the central organising principle. Instead, attention centres on social institutions and the division of labour that they enable. The book studies this via the endogenous division of labour that existing institutions help form. The first book in the series examined this problem deeply, resorting minimally to formal mathematical modelling; the second volume is where the formal modelling blossoms. General equilibrium theory meets network theory and receives a breath of fresh air, including a new viewpoint on economic inequality, the newly resurgent bane of capitalism. What I said for the first volume applies to this second volume equally: if you care to understand the economy, this book belongs to your bookshelf.’ —Dimitrios Diamantaras, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA This textbook introduces and develops new tools to understand the recent economic crisis and how desirable economic policies can be adopted. Gilles provides new institutional concepts for wealth creation, such as network economies, which are based on the social division of labour. This second volume introduces mathematical theories of the endogenous formation of social divisions of labour through which economic wealth is created. Gilles also investigates the causes of inequality in the social division of labour under imperfectly competitive conditions. These theories frame a comprehensive, innovative and consistent perspective on the functioning of the twenty-first century global economy, explaining many of its failings. Suitable reading for advanced undergraduate, MSc and postgraduate students in microeconomic analysis, economic theory and political economy.

The making of an English "underclass"?

the social divisions of welfare and labour

Author: Kirk Mann

Publisher: Open Univ Pr


Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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Key Themes in Social Policy

Author: Patricia Kennedy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135071373

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

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Key Themes in Social Policy provides an accessible and authoritative introduction to the key concepts used in social policy, from autonomy to wellbeing. With over 100 ideas discussed, this is a comprehensive student guide and is designed to help readers to gain a deeper understanding of major debates and issues. Each entry: explains the origin of the word discusses its relationship to the social sciences describes its relevance to social policy and how widespread its use is outlines some of the key thinkers and research on the topic and gives suggestions for further reading. Making it easy to understand and use the most important ideas in the area, this is an essential companion for all students taking social policy courses.


Social Division and Inequality

Author: Wendy Bottero

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415281782

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 4139

This book offers an exciting new perspective on differentiation and inequality, looking at how our most personal choices (of sexual partners, friends, consumption items and lifestyle) are influenced by hierarchy and social difference.

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