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A question of inequality - the rich, the poor and the inbetween
Christopher Steed
I.B. Tauris
UK Publication Date

Inequality is widening. In the twenty-first century, the gap between those who have more and those who have less is growing: 1 per cent of the world owns as much as the other 99 per cent. Should we be worried? Christopher Steed, author of the acclaimed A Question of Worth, argues that inequality does indeed matter: that economic fairness is one of the defining issues of our time. In a world conditioned by social media, enabling intensified social comparison, the anxieties and effects of contemporary inequality are a cause for huge concern.Despite a wealth of research around inequality most studies have concentrated on its quantitative aspects. In A Question of Inequality, Christopher Steed is concerned with exploring why inequality matters, what it means for those who find themselves victims of it, and what can be done about it. He probes what it means to experience inequality, drawing out case studies on the effects of poverty. In proposing a theory of social relativity the author provides new insights into the effects and meaning of inequality and makes an original and important contribution to a key issue facing the world today.

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Christopher Steed is a research fellow at Southampton University in the UK.

Viewing inequality in the 21st century through a different lens, this is a timely and insightful book . Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals; general readers.

'A genuinely essential book ... Deploying social science, psychology, ethics and theology together, Chris Steed gives us cause for hope as well as anxiety.'
Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, former Archbishop of Canterbury

'A deeply thoughtful and challenging book'
Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, RSA , former Chief Adviser on Strategy to Prime Minister Tony Blair

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Equality - Economic aspects.|Income distribution.
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