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  • Miseducation by Diane Reay
    Miseducation (English, Paperback) Diane Reay

    This book brings Brian Jackson and Dennis Marsden's pioneering Education and the Working Class from 1962 up to date for the 21st century and reveals what we can do to achieve a fairer education system.

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  • Social Class in the 21st Century by Mike Savage
    Social Class in the 21st Century (Paperback) Mike Savage

    Why does social class matter more than ever in Britain today? How has the meaning of class changed? What does this mean for social mobility and inequality? This title looks beyond the labels to explore how and why our society is changing and what this means for the people who find themselves in the margins as well as in the centre.

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  • Social Inequality by Louise Warwick-Booth
    Social Inequality (English, Paperback) Louise Warwick-Booth

    Now in an updated second edition, Social Inequality continues to be an essential guide to understanding social inequality and stratification, helping readers to understand what inequality is, how it is defined, explored and measured, and what the key social divisions are at both global and national level.

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  • Injustice by Danny Dorling
    Injustice (English, Paperback) Danny Dorling

    We are living in the most remarkable and dangerous times. Globally, the richest 1% have never held a greater share of world wealth, while the share of most of the other 99% has collapsed in the last five years. In this fully rewritten and updated edition of Injustice, Dorling offers hope of a more equal society.

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  • Rich Russians by Elisabeth Schimpfoessl
    Rich Russians (English, Hardback) Elisabeth Schimpfoessl

    The lives of wealthy people have long held an allure to many, but the lives of wealthy Russians pose a particular fascination. Having achieved their riches over the course of a single generation, the top 0.1 percent of Russian society have become known for ostentatious lifestyles and tastes. Nevertheless, as Elisabeth Schimpfössl shows in this book, their stories reveal a bourgeois existence that...

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  • Against Meritocracy by Jo Littler
    Against Meritocracy (English, Paperback) Jo Littler

    Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for ?talent' to combine with ?effort' in order to ?rise to the top'. This idea is one of the most prevalent social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable in the speeches of politicians as in popular culture. In this book Jo Littler argues that meritocracy is...

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  • A Companion to Border Studies by Thomas M. Wilson
    A Companion to Border Studies (English, Paperback) Thomas M. Wilson

    A Companion to Border Studies introduces an exciting and expanding field of interdisciplinary research, through the writing of an international array of scholars, from diverse perspectives that include anthropology, development studies, geography, history, political science and sociology.

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  • The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality by Dennis L. Gilbert
    The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality (English, Paperback) Dennis L. Gilbert

    Like its predecessors, the Ninth Edition of Dennis Gilbert's popular text focuses on the socioeconomic core of the American class system. Drawing on classic and contemporary studies, Gilbert describes our class structure and shows how class affects our everyday lives, from the way we raise our children to the way we vote.

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  • The Politics of Inequality by Carsten Jensen
    The Politics of Inequality (English, Paperback) Carsten Jensen, C. J. Van Kersbergen

    Contemporary democracies vary greatly in how much income inequality they tolerate. This comprehensive text draws on a wealth of cutting-edge theories and empirical data to examine the political and economic causes and consequences of income inequality around the globe.

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  • Segregation by Design by Jessica Trounstine
    Segregation by Design (English, Paperback) Jessica Trounstine

    The first account of how local governments generate segregation, this book documents changing patterns of segregation, the political mechanisms that produce them, and the consequences. It will be read by scholars, students, and general readers interested in urban politics, inequality, segregation, race, public policy, history, and urban economics.

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  • Making Education Work for the Poor by Willliam Elliott
    Making Education Work for the Poor (English, Paperback) Willliam Elliott, Melinda Lewis

    Making Education Work for the Poor identifies wealth inequality as the gravest threat to the American education system. Today, wealth, rather than individuals' effort and ability, determines educational outcomes. This book calls for universal Opportunity Investment Accounts to be the cornerstone of the wealth-building agenda the nation needs to salvage the American Dream.

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  • Land of the Fee by Devin Fergus
    Land of the Fee (English, Hardback) Devin Fergus

    Land of the Fee exposes the barely visible system of fees that pervades everyday life in America, and explores how this system has shaped wealth inequality in contemporary America.

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  • Social Movements, Stakeholders and Non-Market Strategy by Forrest Briscoe
    Social Movements, Stakeholders and Non-Market Strategy (English, Hardback) Forrest Briscoe

    This edited collection brings together research that bridges the domains of stakeholder theory, non-market strategy and social movement theory.

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  • Social Mobility and Higher Education by Mary Stuart
    Social Mobility and Higher Education (English, Paperback) Mary Stuart

    At a time when the shape of society in the UK is changing, this book makes clear what social mobility is and explores what enables upward mobility. Education is seen as a key element in creating opportunities and life chances central to developing a more equal society, but the diminishing level of opportunity available to people from lower socio-economic groups is increasingly causing concern....

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  • Eurostars and Eurocities by Adrian Favell
    Eurostars and Eurocities (English, Paperback) Adrian Favell

    The European Union is founded on the idea of free movement. A generation of West European citizens - referred to by the author as 'Eurostars' - have pioneered a new kind of highly skilled and educated migration.

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  • The Myth of Meritocracy by James Bloodworth
    The Myth of Meritocracy (English, Hardback) James Bloodworth

    James Bloodworth tackles the thorny issue of class, privilege and wealth in contemporary Britain, taking to task the major political parties in the process.

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  • Hard Work Is Not Enough by Katrinell M. Davis
    Hard Work Is Not Enough (English, Paperback) Katrinell M. Davis

    Providing a comprehensive account of how political, social, and economic factors work together to shape the culture of opportunity in a postindustrial workplace, Katrinell Davis shows how government manpower policies, administrative policies, and drastic shifts in unionisation have influenced the prospects of low-skilled workers.

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  • The Cornish Overseas by Philip Payton
    The Cornish Overseas (English, Paperback) Philip Payton

    The story of the migration of the Cornish people throughout the world is epic in scope. The migration took place in two great waves: the first, shrouded in mystery, took place somewhere between the fourth and sixth centuries, and scattered the Cornish throughout present-day Brittany; the second, taking place in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, spread the Cornish across the world. The...

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  • Columbia Road by Linda Wilkinson
    Columbia Road (English, Paperback) Linda Wilkinson

    A compelling memoir of family secrets and personal discovery; characterful, rich and visceral as the East End itself.

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  • Community and Social Change in America by Thomas Bender
    Community and Social Change in America (English, Paperback) Thomas Bender

    Did urbanization kill 'community' in the nineteenth century, or even earlier? In this highly regarded volume Bender argues not only that community survivedthe trials of industrialization and urbanization but that it remains a fundamental element of American society today.

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