Book News: December 31st, 2005

By David ByrneThe second edition of this widely read book explores developments in social theory, social experience and social policy in relation to Social Exclusion. The first part examines the origins of the term and implications of the difference between the ideas of ‘exclusion’, ‘underclass’, ‘residuum’ and related concepts. In the updated second part, the theoretical account is developed through a detailed review of the dynamics of individual lives in a changing social order. Income equality, spatial division, and exclusion in relation to health, education and cultural provision and processes are examined in a range of societies.

The last part contains a new chapter outlining the content and impact of national and international policies which have been specifically developed to address issues of exclusion.

Published by the Open University Press. ISBN: 0335215947. 19.99 pounds.