Aspects of Social Inequality

  • Gillian Lupton


The issue of social inequality is basic in sociology, and throughout this book it will be an underlying theme, not always explicitly stated, but nearly always implied. In this chapter, we look briefly at some aspects of social inequality: what it is, what causes it, and some of its consequences. In so doing, we shall be using the concepts of structure, culture, relationships and categories of people, and further exploring some of the theoretical perspectives, introduced in Chapter 1.


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Further Reading

  1. Connell, R.W. (1987) Gender and Power: Society, the Person and Sexual Politics, Allen and Unwin, Sydney.Google Scholar
  2. Jennett, C. and Stewart, R.G. (eds) (1987) Three Worlds of Inequality: Race, Class and Gender, Macmillan, Melbourne.Google Scholar
  3. Keen, I. (1988) ‘Aborigines and Islanders in Australian Society’, in J.M. Najman and J.S. Western (eds), A Sociology of Australian Society: Introductory Readings, Macmillan, Melbourne.Google Scholar
  4. Waters, M. (1990) Class and Stratification: Arrangements for Socioeconomic Inequality under Capitalism, Longman Cheshire, Melbourne.Google Scholar
  5. Western, J.S. (1983) Social Inequality in Australian Society, Macmillan, Melbourne.Google Scholar

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© Gillian Lupton, Patricia Short and Rosemary Whip 1992

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