Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of Disadvantage by Edward Grabb

Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of Disadvantage

byEdward Grabb, Jeffrey G. Reitz, Monica Hwang

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Written and edited with students in mind, Social Inequality in Canada brings together twenty-five articles by experts to explore the many dimensions of social disadvantage and injustice that exist in this country today. The text begins with a thorough examination of structural inequalityissues, focussing on the nature of class divisions and patterns of inequality developing from a range of social justice factors, including ethnicity, gender, disability, age, and sexuality. It then moves on to address the wide-ranging impact that social inequality can have on people's experiences,outlooks, and behaviours. Fully updated with recent research in the field, this new edition also includes seven new chapters, making this text both a current and comprehensive overview of social inequality today. Together, the articles in this volume show that while some improvements have occurred in the recent past, many patterns of inequality are stubbornly resistant to change. Readers who would prefer a more egalitarian Canada will find reasons for both optimism and pessimism in the original researchpresented.

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Edward Grabb is a professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at Western University. His areas of interest include Canadian and American society, social inequality and stratification, political sociology, race and ethnic relations, methodology and statistics. During his distinguished career, his articles appeared in such journals...
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Title:Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of DisadvantageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.8 inPublished:August 9, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsPrefaceEdward Grabb: General Introduction: Social Inequality: Theoretical and Conceptual IssuesPART 1 Power and Class1. Edward Grabb and Monica Hwang: Ownership Concentration, Transnational Connections, and State Involvement in the Canadian Economy2. William K. Carroll: The Changing Face(s) of Corporate Power in Canada (NEW)3. Jim Conley: Class Formation in CanadaPART 2 Socio-Economic Bases of Social InequalityA. Income, Wealth, and Poverty4. Peter Urmetzer: Poverty and Income Inequality in Canada5. James B. Davies: The Distribution of Wealth and Economic InequalityB. Occupation6. Wolfgang Lehmann and Tracey L. Adams: Labour Markets, Inequality, and the Future of Work7. Harvey Krahn: Choose Your Parents Carefully: Social Class, Post-Secondary Education, and Occupational OutcomesC. Education8. Nicole Malette and Neil Guppy: Educational Attainment among Canadians: Open and Competitive or Closed and Sponsored?9. Scott Davies, Vicky Maldonado, and Darren Cyr: Changing Times, Stubborn Inequalities: Explaining Socio-Economic Stratification in Canadian SchoolingPART 3 Social Justice and InequalityA. Ethnicity, Race, Language, and Ancestry10. Charles R. Menzies and Monica Hwang: First Nations, Inequality, and the Legacy of Colonialism11. Pierre Fortin: French Canada and Inequality: Quebec's Quiet Revolution, Fifty Years Later (NEW)12. Monica Boyd and Michael Vickers: Immigration Trends and Integration Issues: More Than a Century of Change13. Jeffrey G. Reitz and Rupa Banerjee: Racial Inequality, Social Cohesion, and Policy Issues in CanadaB. Gender and Sexual Orientation14. Tracey L. Adams and Michael Rooyakkers: Theorizing Gender Inequality (NEW)15. Brenda Beagan and Gillian Creese: Reproducing the Gender Gap: Work, Inequality, and Neo-liberalism16. Roderic Beaujot, Jianye Liu, and Zenaida Ravanera: Gender Inequality in the Family Setting (NEW)17. Lorne Tepperman and Josh Curtis: Sexual Orientation and Social Inequality (NEW)C. Age18. Neil Guppy: Age and Social InequalityD. Disability19. Kim Shuey, Andrea Willson, and Katherine Bouchard: Disability and Social Inequality in Canada (NEW)E. Region20. Mabel Ho and Catherine Corrigall-Brown: Regional Inequality in Canada: An Enduring Issue?PART 4 Some Consequences of Social Inequality21. Gerry Veenstra: Social Inequality and Health22. Tracy Peressini: The Homeless: Canada's Truly Disadvantaged23. Monica Hwang and Edward Grabb: What Do Canadians Think About Individualism and Inequality? The Effects of Social Status24. Robert Andersen: Economic Inequality and Acceptance of Minority Groups in Cross-National Perspective: Is Canada Uniquely Tolerant?25. Philip Oreopoulos: Why Do Skilled Immigrants Struggle in the Labour Market? A Field Experiment with Thirteen Thousand Resumes (NEW)Selected GlossaryIndex