Sociology of Spatial Inequality

ISBN-10: 079147108X
ISBN-13: 9780791471081
Edition: 2007
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Description: Sociologists have too often discounted the role of space in inequality. This book showcases a recent generation of inquiry that attends to poverty, prosperity, and power across a range of territories and their populations within the United States,  More...

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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 5/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Sociologists have too often discounted the role of space in inequality. This book showcases a recent generation of inquiry that attends to poverty, prosperity, and power across a range of territories and their populations within the United States, addressing spatial inequality as a thematically distinct body of work that spans sociological research traditions. The contributors' various perspectives offer an agenda for future action to bridge sociology's diverse and often narrowly focused spatial and inequality traditions. Book jacket.

Ann R. Tickamyer is a professor of rural sociology and head of the Depart-ment of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of numerous publications on rural pov-erty, inequality, gender, work, and development. Siti Kusujiarti is a professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina. She has done extensive research and teaching on gender relations, disaster, and social change in Indonesia and other countries. She is the author of numerous publications on rural poverty, inequality, gender, work, and development. 

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Advancing the Sociology of Spatial Inequality
Extending the Sociological Imagination Across Space: Conceptual and Methodological Issues
Advancing the Sociology of Spatial Inequality: Spaces, Places, and the Subnational Scale
New and Unexplored Opportunities: Developing a Spatial Perspective for Political Sociology
Territories of Inequality: An Essay on the Measurement and Analysis of Inequality in Grounded Place Settings
Studies of Spatial Inequality
The Spatial Politics of Public Policy: Devolution, Development, and Welfare Reform
Differential Mortality Across the United States: The Influence of Place-Based Inequality
Placing Family Poverty in Area Contexts: The Use of Multilevel Models in Spatial Research
Adios Aztlan: Mexican American Out-Migration from the Southwest
A Spatial Analysis of the Urban Landscape: What Accounts for Differences across Neighborhoods?
The Sociology of Spatial Inequality: Toward A Common Vision
Space for Social Inequality Researchers: A View from Geography
Conclusion: An Agenda for Moving a Spatial Sociology Forward
About the Editors and Contributors
Index

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