We within inequality and inequality within us
stmm 2020 (1): 182
Serhii Makeev – Doctor of Sciences in Sociology, Professor, Head of the Department of Social Structures, Institute of Sociology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv).
Annotation. The reviewer evaluates W. Bottero's book “A Sense of Inequality” (2020) as a comprehensive compendium of the sociological interpretation of social imbalances, which contains a rich dictionary of associations and connotations of inequality and is addressed to theorists, analysts and lecturers in the field of social sciences. Already in the title of the monograph, two messages are encrypted. The first, connected with the word “sense”, means that we are all present in inequality, being in contact with it as an object with an object; at the same time, inequality is present in us, acting on us from within. The second message is the generalization of firmly established facts in the light of conceptual sociological ideas about how social phenomena are produced, reproduced, modified in the processes of joint multivariate existence and interaction of institutions, organizations, communities, and individuals.
Keywords: Wendy Bottero, inequality, sociological interpretation.