Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781861349156 Published June 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781861349149 Published June 2008 For sale in North and South America only

Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth

Policies and Prospects

Edited by Tess Ridge and Sharon Wright

Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth
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Edited by Tess Ridge and Sharon Wright

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

360 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2008
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781861349156 Published June 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781861349149 Published June 2008 For sale in North and South America only
At a time when the divide between the wealthy and the disadvantaged is widening, this major textbook provides students with a critical understanding of poverty and social exclusion in relation to wealth, rather than as separate from it.Raising fundamental questions about the organisation of society, social structures and relationships and social justice, the book is split into four main sections exploring key concepts and issues; 'people and place' (poverty and wealth across different groups and situations); the role of the state; and prospects for the future. This is the only textbook to focus on the links between wealth and poverty and contains an edited collection of chapters specially written by a distinguished panel of contributors including Pete Alcock, Daniel Dorling, Mary Shaw, Gill Scott and Jay Ginn. It is designed with the needs of students in mind and includes useful chapter summaries, illustrative boxes and diagrams, and pointers to relevant websites and other sources of further information.This is an essential textbook for level 1/2 undergraduate students studying social policy either as a main subject or as part of their course. It is a core text for level 3/4 specialist modules in this field.
Contents
List of tables, figures and boxes
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Notes on contributors

1. Introduction
      Tess Ridge and Sharon Wright
Part One: Key concepts and issues
2. Wealth
      Karen Rowlingson
3. Poverty and social exclusion
      Pete Alcock
4. Explaining poverty, social exclusion and inequality: towards a structural approach
      Gerry Mooney
Part Two: People and place: divisions of poverty and wealth
5. Global inequality, poverty and wealth
      Nicola Yeates
6. Spatial divisions of poverty and wealth
      Danny Dorling and Dimitris Ballas
7. Gender, poverty and wealth
      Gill Scott
8. The intersections of ethnicity, poverty and wealth
      Akwugo Emejulu
9. Children's and young people's experiences of poverty and social exclusion
      Petra Hölscher
10. Poverty and financial inequality in later life
      Jay Ginn
11. Health and disability
      Mary Shaw, Ben Wheeler, Richard Mitchell and Danny Dorling
Part Three: The role of the state
12. State approaches to wealth
      Michael Orton
13. State approaches to poverty and social exclusion
      Tess Ridge and Sharon Wright
Part Four: Prospects
14. Conclusion
      Tess Ridge and Sharon Wright

Index
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