This unit examines sociological approaches to social inequality. Questions about social inequality are integral to contemporary notions of equality, citizenship, human rights, social justice and emancipation. A central theme of the unit (and a central preoccupation of sociologists) is ways in which social relations of inequality are shaped, represented, experienced, negotiated and challenged in everyday life. Some important questions for this unit are: How do sociologists understand and explain patterns of inequality? What are the enabling and constraining factors shaping people's 'life chances'? How are social relations of inequality, experienced, challenged and disrupted? Is social inequality an inevitable condition of human existence?
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr or equivalent intensive Summer session
Tutorial participation (15%) and 2000wd autoethnography (40%) and 2500wd Take-home exercise (45%)
12 Junior credit points in SociologyProhibitions
SCLG2010 or SCLG2529