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Marginality

  • By: Walter Leimgruber
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The concept of social marginality is important to many understandings of globalization, including world-systems theory, because it involves the relationship of fringe elements to a core group. To be marginal signifies being at the edge of a system, not belonging strictly ...

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