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1st Edition

Globalization and Transformations of Social Inequality

Edited By

Ulrike Schuerkens

ISBN 9780415874823
Published May 17, 2010 by Routledge
308 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Social inequality is a worldwide phenomenon. Globalization has exacerbated and alleviated inequality over the past twenty-five years. This volume offers analytical and comparative insights from current case studies of social inequality in more than ten countries within all the major regions of the world. Contributors provide an assessment of the overall social globalization phenomenon in the global world as well as an outlook of transformations of global social inequality in the future. This book will be a timely addition for students and scholars of globalization studies, social inequality, sociology, and cultural and social anthropology.

Table of Contents

List of Tables.  List of Figures.  Preface Ulrike Schuerkens.  Theoretical and Empirical Introduction: Globalization and Transformations of Social Inequality Ulrike Schuerkens  1. Mobilities as Dimensions of Social Inequality Katharina Manderscheid  2. Impact of Remittances on Income Inequalities in Romania Ana Maria Zamfir, Cristina Mocanu, Eva Militaru, and Speranta Pirciog  3. Creating Best Performing Nations in Education: The Case of the European Union’s Use of Benchmarking Susana Melo  4. Gender, Inequality, and Globalization  Ilse Lenz  5. Nicaragua: Constructing the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) Thomas Muhr  6. The Transformation of the Social Issue: Poverty, Society, and the State Anete Brito Leal Ivo and Ruthy Nadia Laniado  7. Limits to the Revitalization of Labor: Social Movement Unionism in Argentina Ayse Serdar  8. Communities: A Lever for Mitigating Social Tensions in Urban China Amandine Monteil  9. Rising Income Inequality in Central and Eastern Europe: The Influence of Economic Globalization and Other Social Forces Nina Bandelj and Matthew Mahutga  10. Indian Society and Globalization: Inequality and Change Gérard Djallal Heuzé  11. Economic Globalization and the Empowerment of Local Entrepreneurs in Nigeria Adeyinka Oladayo Bankole  12. Poverty in Senegal: Theoretical Approaches and the Manifestation of Poverty in People’s Living Conditions François-Xavier de Perthuis de Laillevault and Ulrike SchuerkensContributors.  Index.

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Ulrike Schuerkens is Senior Lecturer at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.


"...the volume contributes to our understanding of current transformations of social inequalities in different parts of the world. More precisely, the volume has two important strengths: it reveals, first, the regional, national and local differences in inequality patterns and globaliation impacts and, second, it demonstrates the importance of political choices for higher and lower levels of social inequalities."

- Christian Suter, International Sociology Review of Books