Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Unequal FoundationsInequality, Morality, and Emotions across Cultures$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Steven Hitlin and Sarah K. Harkness

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190465407

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190465407.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 05 June 2020

A Primer on Inequality

A Primer on Inequality

Chapter:
(p.13) 2 A Primer on Inequality
Source:
Unequal Foundations
Author(s):

Steven Hitlin

Sarah K. Harkness

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190465407.003.0002

One of sociology’s biggest contributions is an interrogation of broad social structures, including the consequences and continuation of social inequalities. We begin by setting the stage for the overall project by outlining issues of economic inequality across societies. We discuss some of the ramifications inequality has within a society, including how inequality becomes internalized and shapes beliefs about right, wrong, and possible futures for people in these systems. We will conclude with some prominent ideas that link structure, culture, and the individual often captured in the notion of “structuration.”

Keywords:   inequality, comparative inequality, health, happiness, criminal justice, relative deprivation, social capital, trust, structuration

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .