Society consists of sharply divided people with different lives and distinct identities. Written by leading sociologists, the new edition covers a range of social inequalities, with new chapters on work, social identity and global social divisions. It continues to be an invaluable, up-to-date introduction for social science students.
Geoff Payne, a former British Sociological Association President and Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, teaches Social Divisions, and Research Methods, at Newcastle University, UK. Joint winner of the 2012 BSA/HEA National Award for Excellence in Teaching Sociology, he has worked in England and Scotland, and writes on social mobility.
PART I: INTRODUCTION.- 1. An Introduction to 'Social Divisions'; Geoff Payne.- PART II: THREE CORE SOCIAL DIVISIONS .- 2. Class and Stratification; John Scott .- 3. Gender; Pamela Abbott.- 4. Ethnicity; David Mason.- PART III: SOCIAL DIVISIONS: THE APPARENTLY PHYSICAL .- 5. Age and Old Age; John A. Vincent and Iain Phillips .- 6. Childhood; Stevi Jackson and Sue Scott.- 7. Sexuality; Sue Scott and Stevi Jackson.- 8. Disability; Mark Hyde and Rory Shand.- PART IV: SOCIAL DIVISIONS: SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC .- 9. Religion; Alan Aldridge.- 10. National Identity; David McCrone.- 11. Elites; Philip Stanworth.- 12. Work; Tim Strangleman.- PART V: THE INTERPLAY OF SOCIAL DIVISIONS.- 13. Poverty; Lucinda Platt.- 14. Health; Ruth Graham (with Judy Payne, Geoff Payne and Matthew Bond).- 15. Community; Graham Crow and Catherine Maclean.- PART VI: EXPANDING THE IDEA OF SOCIAL DIVISION .- 16. Global Social Divisions; Robert Holton.- 17. Identity; Steph Lawler.- 18. Social Divisions as a Sociological Perspective; Geoff Payne.