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Social mobility

See below for a selection of the latest books from Social mobility category. Presented with a red border are the Social mobility books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Social mobility books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Social Im/mobilities in Africa Ethnographic Approaches

Social Im/mobilities in Africa Ethnographic Approaches

Author: Joel Noret Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Grounded in both theory and ethnography, this volume insists on taking social positionality seriously when accounting for Africa's current age of polarizing wealth. To this end, the book advocates a multidimensional view of African societies, in which social positions consist of a variety of intersecting social powers - or `capitals' - including wealth, education, social relationships, religion, ethnicity, and others. Accordingly, the notion of social im/mobilities emphasizes the complexities of current changes, taking us beyond the prism of a one-dimensional social ladder, for social moves cannot always be apprehended through the binaries of `gains' and `losses'.

Bourdieu and Social Space Mobilities, Trajectories, Emplacements

Bourdieu and Social Space Mobilities, Trajectories, Emplacements

Author: Deborah Reed-Danahay Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

French sociologist and anthropologist Pierre Bourdieu's relevance for studies of spatiality and mobility has received less attention than other aspects of his work. Here, Deborah Reed-Danahay argues that the concept of social space, central to Bourdieu's ideas, addresses the structured inequalities that prevail in spatial choices and practices. She provides an ethnographically informed interpretation of social space that demonstrates its potential for new directions in studies of mobility, immobility, and emplacement. This book traces the links between habitus and social space across the span of Bourdieu's writings, and places his work in dialogue with historical and contemporary approaches to mobility.

Narrow Fairways Getting By & Falling Behind in the New India

Narrow Fairways Getting By & Falling Behind in the New India

India remains a country mired in poverty, with two-thirds of its 1.2 billion people living on little more than a few dollars day. Just as telling, the country's informal working population numbers nearly 500 million, or approximately 80 percent of the entire labor force. Despite these figures and the related structural disadvantages that imperil the lives of so many, the Indian elite hold fast to the idea that the poor need only work harder and show some discipline and they, too, can become rich. The results of this ambitious ten-year ethnography at exclusive golf clubs in Bangalore shatter such self-serving illusions. In Narrow Fairways, Patrick Inglis combines participant observation, interviews, and archival research to show how social mobility among the poor lower-caste golf caddies who carry the golf sets of wealthy upper-caste members at these clubs is ultimately constrained and narrowed. The book highlights how elites secure and extend class and caste privileges, while also delivering a necessary rebuke to India's present development strategy, which pays far too little attention to promoting quality health care, education, and other basic social services that would deliver real opportunities to the poor.

Narrow Fairways Getting By & Falling Behind in the New India

Narrow Fairways Getting By & Falling Behind in the New India

India remains a country mired in poverty, with two-thirds of its 1.2 billion people living on little more than a few dollars day. Just as telling, the country's informal working population numbers nearly 500 million, or approximately 80 percent of the entire labor force. Despite these figures and the related structural disadvantages that imperil the lives of so many, the Indian elite hold fast to the idea that the poor need only work harder and show some discipline and they, too, can become rich. The results of this ambitious ten-year ethnography at exclusive golf clubs in Bangalore shatter such self-serving illusions. In Narrow Fairways, Patrick Inglis combines participant observation, interviews, and archival research to show how social mobility among the poor lower-caste golf caddies who carry the golf sets of wealthy upper-caste members at these clubs is ultimately constrained and narrowed. The book highlights how elites secure and extend class and caste privileges, while also delivering a necessary rebuke to India's present development strategy, which pays far too little attention to promoting quality health care, education, and other basic social services that would deliver real opportunities to the poor.

Social Mobility and Class Structure in Contemporary China

Social Mobility and Class Structure in Contemporary China

Author: Jing (National University of Singapore) Yang Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2019

Market reform in China has led not just to economic growth, but also to a momentous transformation of Chinese society, with the simple, enclosed, rigid peasant hierarchy of the Mao era being replaced by an open, modern and evolving system. Most studies of social change in China have focused on marketisation and privatisation, and on the occupations most directly affected by these changes, and have not addressed issues of social mobility directly. This book considers the various theories of social mobility and class structure and explores how these apply to current changes in China. It pays particular attention to the impact of the Hukou peasant registration system on rural-urban migration and on differences between urban workers and migrant rural workers; and also on the impact of gender on social mobility. Overall, it concludes that there is increasing social mobility in China; but that institutional structures including inheritance and the Hukou registration system act increasingly as barriers to social mobility; that the class boundaries are growing between the new service middle class and the agricultural labour class; that social mobility for women in not increasing; and that the evolution of the Chinese class structure in China follows a pattern similar to that found in other modernised industrial societies.

Digitalization and the Field of African Studies

Digitalization and the Field of African Studies

Author: Mirjam de Bruijn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2019

Revival: Class Structure and Social Mobility in Poland (1980)

Revival: Class Structure and Social Mobility in Poland (1980)

Author: Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, Tadeusz K. Krauze Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2019

This title was first published in 1980: This study of the problems in America's health care system addresses three questions that have developed since the 1960s: why are care costs in America higher than elsewhere; how can costs be reduced without loss of quality; and what is the state of research, prevention and public information?

Social Inequality

Social Inequality

Author: Louise Warwick-Booth Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/12/2018

To download an e-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative. Now in an updated second edition, Social Inequality continues to be an essential guide to understanding social inequality and stratification, helping readers to understand what inequality is, how it is defined, explored and measured, and what the key social divisions are at both global and national level. The new edition includes: A global context, offering a comparative discussion on social inequalities, policy, and justice. NEW CHAPTER: 'Youth and Age' discusses age as a social construct and form of division. NEW CHAPTER: 'Health and disability' defines health inequalities and analyses the current thinkers on health inequalities and their proposed solutions. Updated coverage of sexuality and transgender issues. Enhanced discussion of migration and asylum seeking.

Social Inequality

Social Inequality

Author: Louise Warwick-Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/12/2018

To download an e-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative. Now in an updated second edition, Social Inequality continues to be an essential guide to understanding social inequality and stratification, helping readers to understand what inequality is, how it is defined, explored and measured, and what the key social divisions are at both global and national level. The new edition includes: A global context, offering a comparative discussion on social inequalities, policy, and justice. NEW CHAPTER: 'Youth and Age' discusses age as a social construct and form of division. NEW CHAPTER: 'Health and disability' defines health inequalities and analyses the current thinkers on health inequalities and their proposed solutions. Updated coverage of sexuality and transgender issues. Enhanced discussion of migration and asylum seeking.

Growing up in Diverse Societies The Integration of the Children of Immigrants in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden

Growing up in Diverse Societies The Integration of the Children of Immigrants in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden

Author: Frank (Professor of Sociology, University of Mannheim) Kalter Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Growing up in Diverse Societies provides a comprehensive analysis of the integration of children of immigrants in England, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. It is based on the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries (CILS4EU), which included harmonised interviews with almost 19,000 14-15-year-olds. Growing up in Diverse Societies studies the life situation, social relations, and attitudes of adolescents in different ethnic minority groups, and compares these systematically to the majority youth in the four countries. The chapters cover a wide range of aspects of integration, all addressing comparisons between origin groups, generations, and destination countries, and elucidating processes accounting for differences. The results challenge much of the current thinking on the state of integration. In some respects, such as own economic means, delinquency, and mental health, children of immigrants are surprisingly similar to majority youth, while in other respects there are large dissimilarities. There are also substantial differences between ethnic minority groups, with the economic and cultural distance of the origin regions to the destination country being a key factor. For some outcomes, such as language proficiency or host country identification, dissimilarities seem to narrow over generations, but this does not hold for other outcomes, such as religiosity and attitudes. Remaining differences partly depend on ethnic segregation, some on socioeconomic inequality, and others on parental influences. Most interestingly, Growing up in Diverse Societies finds that the four destination countries, though different in their immigration histories, policy approaches, and contextual conditions, are on the whole rather similar in the general patterns of integration and in the underlying processes.

Urban Dynamics Conflicts, Representations, Appropriations and Policies

Urban Dynamics Conflicts, Representations, Appropriations and Policies

Author: Anne-Marie Autissier Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2018

This book compiles the proceedings of the International Symposium Urban Dynamics: Global Perspectives for Socio-Cultural Urban Management , which took place in Paris in March 2016. Professors and (post-)graduate students from a consortium of five universities, together with urban specialists, discussed diverse topics regarding European and Latin American urban societies, their dynamic processes and future challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective. The selected articles in English, French and Spanish deal with public space, urban heritage production, urban social management, citizen re-appropriation of the city, cultural and artistic practices in urban space, migrations, imaginaries, identities as well as literary cartographies of urban spaces.