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Social Exclusion (Issues in Society) [Kindle Edition]

David Byrne
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Reviews of the First Edition:



“thoughtful, critical, comprehensive, genuine… Byrne’s work

should prove compulsory reading for any critical and nuanced

view of social exclusion.”


Progress in Human Geography



“The presentation of a single, coherent argument is one of the strengths of this

book… [It] fills a gap in the debate on social exclusion.”


Political Studies





'Social Exclusion' is a key phrase in social policy and social politics across most of contemporary Europe. It is a description of the condition of individuals, households, neighbourhoods, ethnic and other 'identity' groups, who can be identified as being excluded from society.





The 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. The discussion is informed by the application of Complexity Theory. 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 in Europe and North America.



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.





This is important reading for students on social sciences courses including sociology, social theory and social policy.

About the Author

David Byrne is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Durham. He has worked for more than thirty years as a volunteer, political activist, social researcher and academic on issues of social restructuring and poverty. He was previously Research Director of the North Tyneside Community Development Project and Reader in Sociology at the Ulster Polytechnic.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2622 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Open University Press; 2 edition (31 July 1999)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001LRPLVO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Social exclusion is at the centre of current polical debate and policy making. The achievement of David Byrne's book is to clearly set out the key facts and issues in relation to social exclusion, whilst offering a passionate and engaged assessment of the political debates which cluster around 'social exclusion'.
Whilst many texts on poverty, disadvantaged communities and inequality are dry and technical in tone, Byrne communicates passion and emotion whilst maintainting the rigorous and systematic approach to academic exposition which one would expect from an Open University Press text.
In the conclusion, Byrne directly addresses the issue - 'what is to be done'. Unlike many authors who are interested in what should be done FOR 'the poor', Byrne is interested in the possibilty of of disadvantaged people organising for themselves. His roots in the Christian left are expressed in his considerations of what contribution to overcoming social exclusion might be resourced from the church.
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