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Social Inequality


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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?

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Dr. Louise Warwick-Booth is a sociologist with specific interests in health policy and social policy. She is located in the Centre for Health Promotion Research, which she has co-directed since 2013 alongside Dr. James Woodall. She joined the University in September 2005 and has taught on a wide range of modules, including sociology, health policy, research, community, and global policy and health care. She also manages a range of research projects and a team of six research staff. Her research projects are diverse and include a commissioned evaluation of the Way Forward Programme, a project to develop resilience in vulnerable young women with unmet need, the evaluation of a Department of Health Eatwell and Livewell Project to tackle malnutrition among the elderly, and the project management of the Sunderland Health Champion Programme. She has published several text-books such as Social Inequality (2013) and Contemporary Health Studies: An Introduction (2012 with colleagues). She is also the author of the book Researching With Communities (2009) based on her PhD, as well as numerous journal articles


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 extensive range of issues explored in the book in relation to social inequality, including the comprehensive analysis of each particular social division, as well as the inclusion of tasks, case studies and key points in each chapter, makes Social Inequality a very recommendable and pedagogical book on this salient and current topic. -- Maria Dalli, University of Valencia, Spain

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