272 Pages
    by Routledge

    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1982, Rethinking Social Inequality is a collection of essays looking at the breadth of contemporary work in social inequality. The book focuses on inequality as a central project of sociological enquiry, and is unified by the overarching rejection of a distributional notion of inequality, in the place of a relational one. The object of the study is not the deprived social group, but the unequal social relations, which is manifested in a variety of forms. The themes addressed in this collection indicate a shift in the areas of study concerned with social inequality, rejecting class-based inequality in with that of race, gender and age.


    1. Introduction: Rethinking Inequality

    2. White Sociology, Black Struggle, Val Amos, Paul Gilroy and Errol Lawrence

    3. Female Manual Workers, Fatalism and the Reinforcement of Inequalities, Kate Purcell

    4. The Generation Game: Playing by the Rules, John Fitz and John Hood-Williams

    5. Aging and Inequality: Consumer Culture and the New Middle Age, Mike Featherstone and Mike Hepworth

    6. Egalitarianism an Social Inequality in Scotland, David McCrone, Frank Bechhofer and Stephen Kendrick

    7. Inequality of Access to Political Television: The Case of the General Election 1979, Alan Clarke, Ian Taylor and Justin Wren-Lewis

    8. Classes, Class Fractions and Monetarism, Kevin Bonnett

    9. Moral Economy and the Welfare State, Roger A. Cloward and Frances Fox Piven

    10. Towards a Celebration of Difference(s): Notes for a Sociological of a Possible Everyday Future, Philip Corrigan