Renowned author Ulrike Schuerkens presents an in-depth exploration of social transformations and developments. Combining an international approach with up-to-date research, the book: • Has dedicated chapters on contemporary topics including technology, new media, war and terror, political culture and inequality • Includes an analysis of societal structures – inequality, globalization, transnationalism • Contains learning features including: discussion questions, annotated further reading, chapter summaries, and pointers to online resources to assist with study A must buy for students taking modules in social change, social inequality, social theory, and globalization.
Chapter 4: Globalization and the Transformation of Social Inequality
Globalization and the Transformation of Social Inequality
Social inequality is a worldwide phenomenon. Globalization has both exacerbated and alleviated inequality over the past 25 years. This chapter offers analytical and comparative insights from current case studies of social inequality within all the major regions of the world. The author provides 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 chapter contributes to our understanding of current transformations of social inequalities in different parts of the world and reveals regional, national, and local differences in inequality patterns and globalization impacts and the importance of political choices for inequality levels.
In recent years, ...