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Richer and Poorer

The Structure of Inequality in Canada

By Allahar, Anton and Côté, James E.

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Inequality increased in Canada throughout the 1990s. Despite government programs designed to confront the problem, more people than ever lived below the poverty line, with the young, women and visible minorities at greatest risk.
Richer and Poorer describes the problem of inequality and explains why it is so hard to eradicate. The authors discuss why public policy and programs have not succeeded in ending gender, racial or other types of inequality, and why, without action, inequality in Canada will only increase
Richer and Poorer is an acute and detailed analysis of the disparities of wealth and poverty as experienced in 1990s Canada.

1. Canada's Dominant Ideology
What are Ideologies
Ideology, Inequality, and Order
The Functionalist Argument for Inequality
Individualism and Liberalism
Canadian Liberalism
Liberalism and Free Enterprise
Competition and Conflict
Limits of Liberalism
2. The Myth of the Classless Society
Accounting for the Myth of Classlessness
The Political Psychology of Control
Class and Occupation
Marx, Weber and Class
The Capitalist Class or Bourgeoisie
The Middle Class or Petty Bourgeoisie
The New Middle Class or New Petty Bourgeoisie
Contradictory Class Locations
The Working Class or Proletariat
The Poor
Defining Poverty
What Being Poor Means
3. Race, Racial Inequality, and Resistance
Visible Minorities
Historical Context
Race, Racism, Ethnicity, and Resistance: Definitions
Strategies of Resistance
Multiculturalism as Strategic Retreat
Unity in Diversity
Assimilation as Resistance
Selling Illusions
Resistance Through Violence: The Colonial Context
Violence as a Cleansing Force
Neo-colonialism and Violence: A Canadian Example
4. Gender Inequalities in Canada
Explaining Gender Inequality: A Materialist Approach
The Fundamental Division of Labour
The Private and Public Spheres
The Gendered Division of Labour: The Material Basis
The Gendered Division of Labour: Ideological Justification
Gender in the Late Twentieth Century
Why Gender Inequality is "Good" for Capitalism
5. The Disenfranchisement of Youth
Division of Labour by Age
The Emergence of the Ideology of Youth
Talking Directly to Youth
Intergenerational Justice
6. The Faces of Inequality Under Capitalism
The Vertical Mosaic
Beyond Identity Politics: The Importance of Class
Blending the Generations in the Late Twentieth Century
Conclusion: Learning to Love Corporate Capitalism?

"Anton Allahar and James Côté explore the causes the prejudice and how to fight systemic discrimination."

- Scott Anderson Quill & Quire

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 178 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9781550286106
Format: 9in x 6in
illustrated with tables and figures

Binding: Hardback, 172 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9781550286113
Format: 9in x 6in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 1st February 2008
ISBN: 9781552772645
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  SOC026000, SOC045000
Imprint: Lorimer


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