Social Inequality Products

  • Numeracy as Social Practice

    Global and local perspectives

    Edited by Keiko Yasukawa, Alan Rogers, Kara Jackson, Brian V. Street

    Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, imbedded in local practices, traditions, and interactions. But whereas the importance of social practice is increasingly recognised in literacy education, Numeracy as Social Practice: Global and local perspectives is the first book to…

    Paperback – 2018-05-13 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Poverty Discourses in Teacher Education

    Edited by Olwen McNamara, Jane McNicholl

    As economies across the world continue to struggle, there is growing evidence that the vulnerable in society, especially children, are paying the greatest cost in terms of reduced opportunities for access to equitable life chances. The most vital of these being education. Juxtaposing the ongoing…

    Hardback – 2018-03-14 
    Routledge

  • Inequality, Boom, and Bust

    From Billionaire Capitalism to Equality and Full Employment

    By Howard J. Sherman, Paul D. Sherman

    There is enormous inequality between the income and wealth of the richest one percent and all other Americans. While the top one percent own 42% of all wealth in America, the lower half on the income ladder has only 2% of all of the wealth. This book develops a viewpoint contrary to the prevailing…

    Paperback – 2018-03-12 
    Routledge

  • Production of Disaster and Recovery in Post-Earthquake Haiti

    Disaster Industrial Complex

    By Juliana Svistova, Loretta Pyles

    Natural disasters have long been seen as naturally generated events, but as scientific, technological, and social knowledge of disasters has become more sophisticated, the part that people play in disaster events has become more apparent. Production of Disaster and Recovery in Post-Earthquake Haiti…

    Hardback – 2018-03-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • The Development Trap

    How Thinking Big Fails the Poor

    By Adam D. Kiš

    A wave of optimism is sweeping through the international aid and development industry, championed by leaders such as Jeffrey Sachs and Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank, who believe that poverty eradication could be within our grasp. Yet in stark opposition come those who believe that all…

    Paperback – 2018-03-06 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook on Immigration and Crime

    Edited by Holly Ventura Miller, Anthony Peguero

    The perception of the immigrant as criminal or deviant has a long history in the United States, with many groups (e.g., Irish, Italians, Latinos) having been associated with perceived increases in crime and other social problems, although data suggest this is not necessarily the case. This handbook…

    Hardback – 2018-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Financial Capability and Asset Building with Diverse Populations

    Improving Financial Well-being in Families and Communities

    Edited by Julie Birkenmaier, Margaret Sherraden, Jodi Jacobson Frey, Christine Callahan, Anna Maria Santiago

    Global economic recovery in the aftermath of the Great Recession has not been experienced equally: while the share of wealth owned by the richest 3% has grown, the share owned by the poorest 90% continues to decline (Oxfam, 2016). This wealth divide disproportionately affects racial and ethnic…

    Hardback – 2018-02-22 
    Routledge

  • Challenging the Prevailing Paradigm of Displacement and Resettlement

    Risks, Impoverishment, Legacies, Solutions

    Edited by Michael M. Cernea, Julie K. Maldonado

    Development-caused forced displacement and involuntary resettlement are increasingly seen as serious problems for the international development agenda. Despite the expansion of policies on involuntary resettlement since the 1980s, the magnitude and frequency of development-caused displacement has…

    Paperback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge

  • Building Resilience of Floating Children and Left-Behind Children in China

    Power, Politics, Participation, and Education

    By Guanglun Michael Mu

    The past two decades have seen exponential growth of urbanisation and migration in China. Emerging from this growth is a population of floating and left-behind children which is estimated to be approaching 100 million. Due to their increasing risks of undesirable educational and social, as well as…

    Hardback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity

  • MGNREGA: Employment, Wages and Migration in Rural India

    By Parmod Kumar, Dipanwita Chakraborty

    The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was enacted in India with the multiple objectives of providing employment in a rights-based framework, addressing rural poverty, checking migration, and building rural infrastructure. As such, every year around 15–20 per cent of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge India

  • Abuse Between Young People

    A Contextual Account

    By Carlene Firmin

    Awareness of peer-on-peer abuse is on the rise and is a matter of increasing international concern. Abuse Between Young People: A Contextual Account is the first book to offer a contextualised narrative of peer-on-peer abuse that moves beyond recognising an association between environments and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Justice and the Meritocratic State

    By Thomas Mulligan

    Like American politics, the academic debate over justice is polarized, with almost all theories of justice falling within one of two traditions: egalitarianism and libertarianism. This book provides an alternative to the partisan standoff by focusing not on equality or liberty, but on the idea that…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    Political Philosophy for the Real World

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