Inequality Matters: Diversity and Exclusion in Canada

Paperback | September 6, 2016

byAugie Fleras

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Augie Fleras' Inequality Matters focuses on the facts and figures of social inequalities in Canada and situates them within a global context. Accessible and conversational in tone, the text provides students new to the study of social inequality with the necessary building blocks for analysisand assessment - definitions, concepts, historical debates, and contemporary issues on topics such as race, class, poverty, gender, and issues affecting Aboriginal peoples - without bombarding them with sociological theories. Students will also benefit from the "Spotlight" boxes, which use real-lifeexamples to illustrate how theories of inequality can be applied to everyday life, as well as from the Learning Objectives, Review Questions, and Summary points contained in each chapter. Inequality Matters is the refreshing, practical introduction to social inequalities in Canada that studentsneed.

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Augie Fleras' Inequality Matters focuses on the facts and figures of social inequalities in Canada and situates them within a global context. Accessible and conversational in tone, the text provides students new to the study of social inequality with the necessary building blocks for analysisand assessment - definitions, concepts, hist...

Augie Fleras is an adjunct professor in the Sociology and Legal Studies Department at the University of Waterloo. He holds a BA in anthropology from the University of Waterloo, a MA in anthropology from McMaster University, and a PhD in Maori studies and social anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His teach...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.75 inPublished:September 6, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefacePart 1: Conceptualizing Social Inequality1. The Iniquities of InequalityIntroduction: Surveying the DamageParadoxes of Inequalities in a Bountiful CanadaDebating Social InequalityA Working Framework: Themes and AssumptionsPrioritizing Social Inequality: The Defining Issue of Our Time2. Problematizing Social InequalityIntroduction: Establishing the ParametersA Sociology of Social InequalityReframing Inequality as ExclusionInequality as Social StratificationDeconstructing Social Inequality3. Framing Inequality SociologicallyIntroduction: What's the Cause? Where's the Source? Who's to Blame?Blame-the-Individual/Victim ModelBlame-the-System ModelBlame-the-Situation ModelPutting it Into PerspectivePart 2: Status Inequalities: Class and Poverty4. Class Matters: Causes, Controversies, and CostsIntroduction: Class on the TitanicContesting the Class ConceptConceptualizing ClassMediatizing Inequalities: Media Representations of Class and Class Relations5. The Politics of PovertyIntroduction: Framing PovertyPoverty in Canada: How Much? Who? Why?Framing Poverty: Absolute versus RelativePoverty PoliticsHomelessness: Street-level PovertyRethinking Poverty: Reframing Poverty Reduction StrategiesPart 3: Status Inequalities: Gender, Race, Aboriginality6. Gendered Inequality, Engendered ExclusionsIntroduction: Living in a Man's World? Mixed Messages, Paradoxical TrendsGendered Inequalities: Dimensions of ExclusionThe Minorities within: Aboriginal, Racialized, Immigrant WomenExplaining Gendered Inequality: Intersectional Dynamics, Intrasectional VariationsViolence and Visibility: Intersectionality at Work7. Racialized Inequalities, Immigrant ExclusionsIntroduction: Racialized Inequality: The Inequalities of RacializationRacialized ("Colour-Coded") InequalitiesImmigrant Exclusion in an Inclusive Immigration SocietyPathways to Inclusion, Pitfalls of Exclusion 1: Settling Down2: Fitting In3: Moving UpExplaining the Inequality of Exclusions: Ethnicity versus Critical Race Models8. Aboriginal Peoples: Canada's First InequalityIntroduction: First Nations, Second Class Citizens, Third World ConditionsFraming Aboriginal Inequality: Assimilationism, Autonomism, AccommodationismConstructive Engagement, Constructing EqualityPart 4: Institutional Exclusions9. The New Economy, New Exclusions: Work, Working, WorkplacesIntroduction: The Best of Times, the Worst of TimesThe New Economy, Newer InequalitiesRethinking Work and Working in the New WorkplaceToward an Inclusive Workplace: Inclusion and Inclusivity10. Schooling and Post-secondary Education: "Enlightened" ExclusionsIntroduction: The Great Equalizer or the Great Fortifier?Universities in Crisis: Ivory Tower Inequalities, Exclusions, DisruptionsRemodelling the Academic EnterprisePart 5: The Big Picture: Global Inequality, Social Equality11. Global Inequalities, Exclusionary GlobalizationsIntroduction: A World in Social DisarrayGlobal Inequality ProblemsGlobalization as InequalityTowards a Humanistic Globalization?12. Social Equality Matters TooIntroduction: Equality: A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery inside an EnigmaConceptualizing Equality: Equal, Equivalence, or Equitable?Rehabilitating the Free Market: Towards a Responsible Capitalism13. Summry and Conclusion: Comforting Fictions, Inconvenient TruthsGlossaryReferencesIndex