1st Edition

Inequality in Economics and Sociology
New Perspectives





ISBN 9780367878481
Published December 12, 2019 by Routledge
246 Pages

USD $47.95

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Book Description

Inequality remains one of the most intensely discussed topics on a global level. As well as figuring prominently in economics, it is possibly the most central topic of sociology. Despite this, there has been no book until now that unites approaches from economics and sociology.





Organized thematically, this volume brings international scholars together to offer students and researchers a cutting-edge overview of the core topics of inequality research. Chapters cover: the theoretical traditions in economics and sociology; the global and national structures of inequality in the contemporary world; the main dimensions of inequality (including gender, race, caste, migration, education and poverty); and research methodology. In presenting this overview, Inequality in Economics and Sociology seeks to build a bridge between the disciplines and the approaches.





This book offers an encompassing understanding of an increasingly fragmented and highly specialized field of research. It will be invaluable for students and researchers seeking a single repository on the current state of knowledge, current debates and relevant literature in this key area.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations



List of contributors





Introduction



Gilberto Antonelli and Boike Rehbein





PART I Theoretical background



1. Theoretical approaches to inequality in economics and sociology



Giovanni Guidetti and Boike Rehbein





PART II Inequality and globalization



2. Inequality in income and wealth distribution, globalization and models of capitalism



Gilberto Antonelli





3. Globalization, capitalism and inequality



Boike Rehbein and Jessé Souza





4. Lower classes



Jessé Souza





5. Middle classes



Florian Stoll





6. Elites



Michael Hartmann





PART III Dimensions of inequality



7. Gender and inequality



Emanuelle Silva





8. Inequality and migration



Anja Weiß





9. Inequality, ethnicity and caste



Surinder S. Jodhka





10. Inequality and race



Gerhard Maré





11. Rural–urban inequality and poverty



Anirudh Krishna





12. Inequality, education and skills



Michael Kinville and Giulio Pedrini





13. Innovation and inequality



Riccardo Leoncini





PART IV Methodology



14. Quantitative methods for inequality measurement



Pinuccia Calia





15. Qualitative approaches to inequality



Christian Schneickert



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Biography

Gilberto Antonelli is Full Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Bologna, Italy, and Chairman of the School of Development, Innovation and Change (SDIC).





Boike Rehbein is Professor of the Sociology of Asia and Africa at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany.