Social Advantage and Disadvantage by Hartley DeanSocial Advantage and Disadvantage by Hartley Dean

Social Advantage and Disadvantage

EditorHartley Dean, Lucinda Platt

Paperback | February 20, 2016

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Social advantage and disadvantage are potent catch-all terms. They have no established definition but, considered in relation to one another, they can embrace a wide variety of more specific concepts that address the ways in which human society causes, exacerbates or fails to prevent socialdivisions or injustices. This book captures the sense in which any conceptualisation of disadvantage is concerned with the consequences of processes by which relative advantage has been selectively conferred or attained. It considers how inequalities and social divisions are created as much by theconcentration of advantage among the best-off as by the systematic disadvantage of the worst-off. The book critically discusses - from a global and a UK perspective - a spectrum of conceptual frameworks and ideas relating to poverty, social exclusion, capability deprivation, rights violations, social immobility, and human or social capital deficiency. It addresses advantage and disadvantage froma life course perspective through discussions of family and childhood, education, work, old age, and the dynamics of income and wealth. It considers cross-cutting divides that are implicated in the social construction and maintenance of advantage and disadvantage, including divisions premised ongender, "race", ethnicity, migration and religion, neighbourhood and the experience of crime.
Hartley Dean is Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics. Before his academic career he had been a welfare rights worker in one of London's most deprived multi-cultural neighbourhoods. His principal research interests stem from concerns with poverty and social justice. He is a past editor of the Journal of Social Po...
Title:Social Advantage and DisadvantageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:February 20, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part One1. Hartley Dean: Poverty and Social Exclusion2. Tania Burchardt and Rod Hicks: The Capability Approach to Advantage and Disadvantage3. Polly Vizard: The Human Rights and Equality Agenda4. Lucinda Platt: Class, Capitals, and Social MobilityPart Two5. Kitty Stewart: The Family and Disadvantage6. Sonia Exley: Education and Learning7. Stephen P. Jenkins: The Distribution of Income in the UK: a Picture of Advantage and Disadvantage8. John Hills and Jack Cunliffe: Accumulated Advantage and Disadvantage: the Role of Wealth9. Hartley Dean: Divisions of Labour and Work10. Emily Grundy: Ageing and DisadvantagePart Three11. Margarita Leon: Gender and (Dis)advantage12. Coretta Phillips and Lucinda Platt: 'Race' and Ethnicity13. Isabel Shutes: Citizenship and Migration14. Malcolm Torry: Religious Advantage and Disadvantage15. Neil Lee: Social Disadvantage and Place16. Tim Newburn: Social Disadvantage, Crime, and PunishmentPart 417. Lucinda Platt and Hartley Dean: Conclusions