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Social mobility books

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.

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Recently Published

Against Meritocracy Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility by Jo Littler Against Meritocracy Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility

Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for 'talent' to combine with 'effort' in order to 'rise to the top'. This idea is one of the prevalent...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

Against Meritocracy Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility by Jo Littler Against Meritocracy Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility

Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for 'talent' to combine with 'effort' in order to 'rise to the top'. This idea is one of the prevalent...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

The Success Paradox Why We Need a Holistic Theory of Social Mobility by Graeme Atherton The Success Paradox Why We Need a Holistic Theory of Social Mobility

This timely book provides an alternative vision of social mobility and a route-map to achieving it. It examines how the term 'social mobility' structures what success means and the impact that has on society. It recasts the relationship with employers...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

The Complacent Class by Tyler Cowen The Complacent Class

Our willingness to move, take risks, and adapt to change have produced a dynamic economy and a tradition of innovation. The problem, according to legendary blogger, economist, and bestselling author Tyler Cowen, is that Americans today have broken from this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2017

Analyzing Inequalities An Introduction to Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Using the General Social Survey by Catherine E. Harnois Analyzing Inequalities An Introduction to Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Using the General Social Survey


Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017

The History of Social Movements in Global Perspective A Survey by Stefan Berger The History of Social Movements in Global Perspective A Survey

Social movements have shaped and are shaping modern societies around the globe; this is evident when we look at examples such as the Arab Spring, Spain's Indignados and the wider Occupy movement. In this volume, experts analyse the 'classic' and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2017

The History of Social Movements in Global Perspective A Survey by Stefan Berger The History of Social Movements in Global Perspective A Survey

Social movements have shaped and are shaping modern societies around the globe; this is evident when we look at examples such as the Arab Spring, Spain's Indignados and the wider Occupy movement. In this volume, experts analyse the 'classic' and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017

The New Social Mobility How the Politicians Got it Wrong by Geoff Payne The New Social Mobility How the Politicians Got it Wrong

Geoff Payne considers a wide range of dimensions of mobility and life chances to assess the causes and consequences of mobility as social and political processes and challenges well-established opinions of politicians, pressure groups, the press, academics and the public.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2017

Coming Soon

Decolonizing Psychology Globalization, Social Justice, and Indian Youth Identities by Sunil Bhatia Decolonizing Psychology Globalization, Social Justice, and Indian Youth Identities

In recent years, the news media has directed a significant amount of attention to the effect of globalization on the second most populous nation in the world: India. With the emergence of new economic opportunities and the influx of foreign...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Miseducation Inequality, education and the working classes by Diane Reay Miseducation Inequality, education and the working classes

This book brings Brian Jackson and Dennis Marsden's pioneering Education and the Working Class from 1962 up to date for the 21st century and reveals what we can do to achieve a fairer education system.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/10/2017

Social Mobility and Class Structure in Contemporary China by Jing Yang Social Mobility and Class Structure in Contemporary China

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....
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/12/2017

Other books in this genre

Never Enough Capitalism and the Progressive Spirit by Neil (Chernin Professor of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkleey) Gilbert Never Enough Capitalism and the Progressive Spirit
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Capitalism and the Progressive Spirit challenges the prevailing assumptions about the decline of middle-class prosperity, opportunity, and material well-being in the United States. In a careful reading of the evidence and a critical analysis of its implications, Gilbert demonstrates the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/12/2016

How Inequality Runs in Families Unfair Advantage and the Limits of Social Mobility by Gideon Calder How Inequality Runs in Families Unfair Advantage and the Limits of Social Mobility

In the UK, as in other rich countries, the 'playing-field' is anything but level and the family plays a surprisingly crucial part in maintaining inequality. This book explores how seemingly mundane aspects of family life raise fundamental questions of social...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2016

The Politics of Inequality by Carsten Jensen, C. J. Van Kersbergen The Politics of Inequality
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Contemporary democracies vary greatly in how much income inequality they tolerate. * Who decides in the politics of inequality?Systematic and accessible, this is the perfect book for students with an interest in the connections between politics and inequality.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/09/2016

The Politics of Inequality by Carsten Jensen, C. J. Van Kersbergen The Politics of Inequality
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This systematic and up-to-date text introduces the nature of inequality, and examines its political, economic and societal causes and consequences in diverse settings around the globe.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/09/2016

Bounded Mobilities Ethnographic Perspectives on Social Hierarchies & Global Inequalities by Miriam Gutekunst Bounded Mobilities Ethnographic Perspectives on Social Hierarchies & Global Inequalities

Mobility is a keyword of late modernity that suggests an increasingly unrestrained and interconnected world of individual opportunities. However, as privileges enable some to live in a seemingly borderless world, others remain excluded and marginalised. Boundaries are created, modified and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2016

Betraying a Generation How Education is Failing Young People by Patrick Ainley Betraying a Generation How Education is Failing Young People

Ainley explains how English education is now driven by the economy and politics, having failed to deliver upward social mobility and a brighter future. Concludes with suggestions for positive change.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/04/2016

Social Mobility and Neighbourhood Choice Turkish-Germans in Berlin by Dr. Christine Barwick Social Mobility and Neighbourhood Choice Turkish-Germans in Berlin

What are the consequences of staying in or moving out of a socio-economically disadvantaged neighbourhood? In European urban sociology, research has mostly focused either on lower class ethnic minorities, or on white ethnic majority middle classes. This book fills by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/03/2016

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