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The Stacked Deck

An Introduction to Social Inequality

by (author) Jennifer Ball & Lorne Tepperman

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2016
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
    List Price

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The most accessible and engaging exploration of the intersections of inequality in Canada.

The second edition of The Stacked Deck examines how inequalities are experienced, perpetuated, and remedied on individual, organizational, and governmental levels. Uniquely organized around access to key resources-such as income, housing, education, nutritious food, and safety-this text is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to social inequalities.

About the authors

Jennifer Ball's profile page

Lorne Tepperman is a professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Sociology. He served as chair of the Department of Sociology between 1997–2003 and has authored and co-authored on topics that include social mobility, crime and deviance, gender, family, and Social Problems. He has given talks around the world on the power of social science and has won recognition for his skills in teaching.

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Editorial Reviews

"Concise, readable, and accessible for students." - John Ferguson, University of Guelph

"This book introduces students to the sociology of social inequality. It discusses the causes, mechanisms, consequences, and solutions to inequality in Canadian society." - Charles Adeyanju, University of Prince Edward Island

"[The Stacked Deck] is an excellent introductory text on Social Inequality and related issues. It makes real and immediate the experience of so many Canadians." - Dr Francine Tremblay, Concordia University

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