Sociology of Social Exclusion

Sociology of social exclusion is a subfield of sociology that studies how certain groups or individuals are systematically disadvantaged and discriminated against by the dominant society. It investigates how social exclusion is caused and maintained by various social processes, such as discrimination, deprivation, isolation, and shame. It also examines how social exclusion affects the well-being, rights, and participation of the excluded groups or individuals.In this category, you will find articles that explain sociological views of social exclusion, such as the concepts of marginalisation, stigmatisation, and oppression, the theories of relative deprivation, social capital, and human development, the methods of measuring and analysing social exclusion, the sources and types of social exclusion (e.g., based on ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, caste, gender, age, disability, HIV status, migrant status or location), the processes and mechanisms of social exclusion (e.g., through public institutions, social institutions, and cultural norms), the consequences and challenges of social exclusion for individuals and society (e.g., poverty, violence, social problems), and the responses and solutions to social exclusion (e.g., anti-discrimination laws, affirmative action policies, empowerment programs). If you are interested in how social exclusion affects and is affected by society, this category is for you.

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