Race, power and knowledge – Race as a socially constructed category which is as important as class or gender. Claims that race is linked to power and discourse (white usually unquestioned). Shows that racial categories are not fixed but fluid in space and time. emerge of white domination and introduced racial governmentality. Chapter 5 – Citizenship – Outlines the – Citizenship as a means ot identity, inclusion and exclusion to control access to community resources. – Citizenship is traditionally linked with paid work and thus creates inequalities. – Social changes have eroded routes to traditional citizenship. – Citizenship has become more global, fighting for the (post-national) rights of minorities.
Chapter 6 – Social Justice – Introduces the concept of social Justice and focuses on distributive Justice. – Examines the difficulties in tackling social inequalities (even with direct measures). – Introduces the idea of underclass and race as facets of social injustice. Chapter 7 – Education, housing and social Justice – Applies the concept of social Justice to education and housing. – Outlines the introduction of the welfare state in Britain, social democratic and market- orientated solutions and their impacts. – Shows that market forces lead to a widening of the distribution of wealth and income.
Bourdieu, cultural capital, racism, Marx, Weber, inequality, new social movements, postmodernism, discourse, poststructuralism, Wollstonecraft Mary, hegemony, stigma, citizenship, Marshall, underclass, multiculturalism, relative deprivation, welfare state. Book Summary – Claims that race is linked to power and discourse (white usually unquestioned). – Shows that racial categories are not fixed but fluid in space and time. – Citizenship is traditionally linked with paid work and thus creates inequalities. – Citizenship has become more global, fghting for the (post-national) rights of minorities.
Introduces the idea of underclass and race as facets of social injustice. – Applies the concept of social Justice to education and housing. – Shows that market forces lead to a widening of the distribution of wealth and income. Book 3 – Social Change Chapter 1 – Social change and city life – Introduces social change using the example of urbanization and its reordering of time and space. – Looks at technological inventions and their impact on city life (technological determinism) – Uses Engels to show how city life can be felt.
Chapter 2 – Contesting times: conflicting histories in post- colonial contexts Case study of postwar Australia, a change from colonial to postcolonial society. – Nations as social constructs. – Explores how Aboriginals were seen as primitive and backward. – Looks at multicultural Australia and contemporary critical histories. Chapter 3 – From industrial to information society – Explores now tar new technologies shape society – Castells promotes a revolutionary information society (network society). Contrasted with a more evolutionary position (using Marx, Weber). Chapter
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