The Stacked Deck: An Introduction to Social Inequality

Paperback | February 26, 2016

byJennifer Ball, Lorne Tepperman

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Uniquely organized around access to key resources-such as income, housing, education, nutritious food, and safety-this text is an accessible, practical, and current introduction to social inequalities for students of the helping professions. Exploring the nature and effects of inequality, TheStacked Deck examines how inequalities are experienced, perpetuated, and remedied on individual, organizational, and governmental levels.

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Uniquely organized around access to key resources-such as income, housing, education, nutritious food, and safety-this text is an accessible, practical, and current introduction to social inequalities for students of the helping professions. Exploring the nature and effects of inequality, TheStacked Deck examines how inequalities are e...

Jennifer Ball, professor of sociology and composition at Humber College, has an excellent teaching record, and a reputation for creative and engaging delivery. Her Master's thesis, entitled Constructing and Representing Identities of Criminalized Populations: "Framing" Art and Artists Living in Canadian Prisons, was nominated for a uni...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.69 inPublished:February 26, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199010129

ISBN - 13:9780199010127

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Preface: Why Study InequalityThis BookAcknowledgementsPart I: Introduction1. Frameworks and Methods for Studying Social InequalitiesLearning ObjectivesIntroduction: What Are "Social Inequalities"?Sociology and the Study of Social InequalitiesMethods of Studying Social InequalitiesBroad Theories about Social InequalitiesSociological PerspectivesSociological Approaches to Neo-LiberalismIntersectionalityHow to Tell if Social Inequalities Are "Consequential" or ImaginarySolutions to Social InequalitiesClosing RemarksTest Your KnowledgeQuestions for Critical ThoughtWant to Learn More?2. Populations under DiscussionLearning ObjectivesIntroductionLow-Income People in CanadaRacialized People in CanadaYoung People in CanadaWomen in CanadaSeniors in CanadaImmigrants in CanadaAboriginal People in CanadaLGBTQ People in CanadaPeople in Canada Living with DisabilitiesClosing RemarksTest Your KnowledgeQuestions for Critical ThoughtWant to Learn More?Part II: Key Resources3. Access to Employment IncomeLearning ObjectivesIntroductionChanging Trends in EmploymentImmigrants in CanadaRacialized People in CanadaYoung People in CanadaWomen in CanadaSeniors in CanadaAboriginal People in CanadaLGBTQ People in CanadaPeople in Canada Living with DisabilitiesUnequal Access to Employment Income: Theoretical PerspectivesConsequences of Unequal AccessStrategies of ResistanceClosing RemarksTest Your KnowledgeQuestions for Critical ThoughtWant to Learn More?4. Access to Daycare and Early Childhood EducationLearning ObjectivesIntroductionTen Facts You Need to Know about Child Care in CanadaChildrenMothers (and Fathers)Low-Income FamiliesRecently Arrived Immigrant FamiliesAboriginal People in CanadaParents of Children with Special NeedsConsequences of Unequal Access to Daycare and Early Childhood EducationUnequal Access: Theoretical PerspectivesStrategies of ResistanceClosing RemarksTest Your KnowledgeQuestions for Critical ThoughtWant to Learn More?5. Access to Formal EducationLearning ObjectivesIntroductionLow-Income People in CanadaBoys and Young MenOlder StudentsPeople in Canada Living with DisabilitiesImmigrants in CanadaAboriginal People in CanadaLGBTQ People in CanadaConsequences of Unequal Access to EducationUnequal Access to Education: Theoretical PerspectivesStrategies of ResistanceClosing RemarksTest Your KnowledgeQuestions for Critical ThoughtWant to Learn More?6. Access to Housing and TransportationLearning ObjectivesIntroductionEmerging Trends in HousingLow-Income People in CanadaYoung People in CanadaWomen in CanadaSeniors in CanadaImmigrants in CanadaRacialized Populations and Ethnic Minorities in CanadaAboriginal People in CanadaLGBTQ People in CanadaPeople in Canada Living with a DisabilityTransportationConsequences of Unequal Access to Housing or TransportationUnequal Access to Housing or Transportation: Theoretical PerspectivesStrategies of ResistanceConsequences of Poor HousingClosing RemarksTest Your KnowledgeQuestions for Critical ThoughtWant to Learn More?7. Access to Nutritious FoodLearning ObjectivesIntroductionChanging Trends in Access to Nutritious FoodLow-Income People in CanadaYoung People in CanadaWomen in CanadaSeniors in CanadaAboriginal People in CanadaPeople in Canada Living with DisabilitiesConsequences of Unequal Access to Nutritious FoodUnequal Access to Nutritious Food: Theoretical PerspectivesStrategies of ResistanceClosing RemarksTest Your KnowledgeQuestions for Critical ThoughtWant to Learn More?8. Access to Good Health and Health CareLearning ObjectivesIntroductionChanging Trends in Health CareLow-Income People in CanadaWomen in CanadaMen in CanadaSeniors in CanadaImmigrants in CanadaAboriginal People in CanadaLGBTQ People in CanadaPeople in Canada Living with DisabilitiesUnequal Access to Health Care: Theoretical PerspectivesStrategies of ResistanceConsequences of Health InequalityClosing RemarksTest Your KnowledgeQuestions for Critical ThoughtWant to Learn More?9. Access to Social Services and Legal RepresentationLearning ObjectivesIntroductionChanging Trends in the Demand for Social Services and Legal RepresentationLow-Income People in CanadaRacialized People in CanadaYoung People in CanadaWomen in CanadaSeniors in CanadaImmigrants in CanadaAboriginal People in CanadaPeople in Canada Living with DisabilitiesUnequal Access to Services and Legal Representation: Theoretical PerspectivesConsequences of Unequal Access to Social Services and Legal RepresentationStrategies of ResistanceClosing RemarksTest Your KnowledgeQuestions for Critical ThoughtWant to Learn More?10. Access to SafetyLearning ObjectivesIntroductionThree Things to Know About Crime and VictimizationLow-Income People in CanadaRacialized People in CanadaYoung People in CanadaWomen in CanadaImmigrants in CanadaAboriginal People in CanadaLGBTQ People in CanadaPeople Who Live in Residential InstitutionsCrime as a Consequence of Inequality, and the Consequences of CrimeUnequal Access to Safety: Theoretical PerspectivesStrategies of ResistanceClosing RemarksTest Your KnowledgeQuestions for Critical ThoughtWant to Learn More?11. Respect and the Reproduction of Inequality in Popular DiscourseLearning ObjectivesIntroductionRacialized People in CanadaWomen in CanadaImmigrants in CanadaAboriginal People in CanadaLGBTQ People in CanadaPeople in Canada Living with a DisabilityConsequences of Unequal Access to RespectUnequal Access to Respect: Theoretical PerspectivesStrategies of ResistanceClosing StatementsTest Your KnowledgeQuestions for Critical ThoughtWant to Learn More?Part III: Concluding Remarks12. How Canada Compares: A Snapshot of Inequality Around the WorldLearning ObjectivesIntroductionBasic Facts about Global Inequality: The PoorBasic Facts about Global Inequality: The RichWhy Is This Happening?Income from EmploymentHousing and TransportationDaycare and Early Childhood EducationEducationHealth CareClosing RemarksTest Your KnowledgeQuestions for Critical ThoughtWant to Learn More?13. Summary and Study GuideIntroductionChapter 1: Frameworks and Methods for Studying Social InequalityChapter 2: Populations under DiscussionChapter 3: Access to Employment IncomeChapter 4: Access to Daycare and Early Childhood EducationChapter 5: Access to Formal EducationChapter 6: Access to Housing and TransportationChapter 7: Access to Nutritious FoodChapter 8: Access to Good Health and Health CareChapter 9: Access to Social Services and Legal RepresentationChapter 10: Access to SafetyChapter 11: Respect and the Reproduction of Inequality in Popular DiscourseChapter 12: How Canada ComparesGlossaryAnswer KeyReferencesCreditsIndex

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"The fresh choice of organization by social institution or areas, such as child care or legal services, where unequal access occurs . . . sets this book apart and enables the authors to really address the ways in which discrimination occurs." -- Barbara Heather, MacEwan University