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Social Divisions, second edition, provides a clear and accessible introduction to the structural and cultural differences between social groups. As well as explaining what social divisions are and why they offer a distinctive approach to understanding how society works, the book covers a range of social inequalities - starting with social class, gender and ethnicity, and extending to religion, nationalism, elites, age, childhood, sexuality, disability, poverty, community and health - with specially commissioned chapters from leading specialists.
In particular, this new edition: Includes three new chapters, on religion, elites and poverty, all highly relevant to today's society, Combines up-to-date statistics with revised theoretical discussion, Offers expanded pedagogical features, including self-assessment questions, study guidelines and extensive further reading. Presenting expert analyses in a combination of theory, examples and empirical data, Social Divisions, second edition, is an invaluable introductory text for sociology and social science students.
|1||An introduction to 'social divisions'||3|
|2||Class and stratification||25|
|8||Age and old age||194|
|15||Social divisions as a sociological perspective||347|