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Stratification and Differentiation

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  • Along with social theory, social stratification is a core topic for all students of sociology Covers both essential classic theoretical debates and contemporary arguments and data Concentrates on developing sociological skills and emphasises active learning in line with the current orientation of sociology A level

Part of the Skills-Based Sociology book series (SBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mark Kirby
    Pages 1-5
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    Pages 6-23
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    Pages 24-46
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    Pages 47-79
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    Pages 80-96
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    Pages 97-117
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    Pages 118-145
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    Pages 146-164
  10. Mark Kirby
    Pages 165-194
  11. Mark Kirby
    Pages 195-219
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 220-242

About this book


This accessible text explores the staggering rise in inequality in recent years. It includes recent empirical material on all the key dimensions of inequality, including class, gender, ethnicity, age and disability, and considers both classical and new theoretical approaches to the study of these dimensions of social stratification and difference. The exercises and overall active learning approach offer students ample scope to exercise and develop their sociological skills.


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About the authors

MARK KIRBY teaches sociology at Amersham and Wycombe College. He is an assistant examiner for the Associated Examining Board and a member of their sociology subject committee. He is also actively involved with the Association for the Teaching of the Social Sciences.

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