Understanding Social Inequality: Intersections of Class, Age, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race in Canada

Paperback | July 3, 2009

byJulie McMullin

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Understanding Social Inequality examines the factors that contribute to inequality in Canada. A unique 'intersectional' framework demonstrates how the structures of inequality are organized along the lines of class, age, gender, race, and ethnicity. The book is divided into two parts: Part Iconsiders the theoretical dimensions of inequality, while Part II takes a practical, case-study based approach. This new edition includes expanded coverage of youth, class inequality, ageism, everyday racism, and social place. With this insightful text students will be encouraged to draw their ownconclusions about why inequality exists and how it can be rectified in Canadian society.

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Understanding Social Inequality examines the factors that contribute to inequality in Canada. A unique 'intersectional' framework demonstrates how the structures of inequality are organized along the lines of class, age, gender, race, and ethnicity. The book is divided into two parts: Part Iconsiders the theoretical dimensions of inequ...

Julie McMullin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. She is also the Director of Workforce Aging in the New Economy (WANE), an international comparative study of information technology employment. A Premiere's Research Exc...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.75 inPublished:July 3, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195427785

ISBN - 13:9780195427783

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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart I1. Introduction2. Class and Inequality3. Gender and Inequality4. Race, Ethnicity, and Inequality5. Age and Inequality6. Actors and Agency7. Actors and CAGE(s) (Class, Age, Gender, Race and Ethnicity)Part II8. CAGE(s), Families, Domestic Labour, and the Processes of Reproduction9. CAGE(s) and Paid Work10. CAGE(s) and Education11. CAGE(s) and Health12. CAGE(s) and the State13. Conclusion: Equality, Politics, Platforms, and Policy IssuesReferencesIndex