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About this book
The contributions in this book highlight, contextualize and analyze different aspects of social inequality. What are the various cause and effects of inequality? How have these changed over recent decades? Which social policies might be best able to intervene? Written by authors from a variety of disciplines and geographical regions, these contributions provide a rich account of inequality within contemporary society. The role of the state, the media and the market in exacerbating and alleviating patterns of equality are all accessed alongside analysis of changing patterns of exclusion and hierarchy.
Modern society and social inequality • The sources of social inequality • The consequences of inequality • Capitalism and Inequality • Culture and Inequality • Governing and Inequality • Media and Inequality • Global and Local Inequality
Cultural Theorists, Sociologists, Political Scientists and scholars of media studies and global ethics. All researchers, students, journalists and policy makers interested in social inequality today.
Amanda Machin, PhD, is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Karl Mannheim Chair for Cultural Studies at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen.
Nico Stehr, PhD, FRSC, is Karl Mannheim Professor for Cultural Studies at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen.