Globalisation and Social Change
People and Places in a Divided World
By (author) Diane Perrons
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Globalisation and Social Change by Diane Perrons
Book DescriptionGlobalization and Social Change takes a refreshing new perspective on globalization and widening social and spatial inequalities. Diane Perrons draws on ideas about the new economy, risk society, welfare regimes and political economy to explain the growing social and spatial divisions characteristic of our increasingly divided world. Combining original argument with a clear exposition of the underlying processes, Perrons illustrates her points through a series of case studies linking people in rich and poor countries. She places strong emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of change, particularly changes in working patterns and living arrangements, and makes reference to the new global division of labour, declining industrial regions and widening social divisions within what she terms 'superstar regions'. Wide in scope, this new study also focuses on changing family structures, the feminization of employment, migration, work life balance and new conceptions of gender identity and gender roles. Diane Perrons' enlightening book concludes that divisions by social class and gender are in some ways becoming more significant than divisions between nations, and suggests that new systems of social and economic organization are necessary for social peace in the new millennium.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415266963
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Diane Perrons
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Based on studies conducted in the UK and USA, this book investigates the experiences of suppliers and consumers of masculinized domestic services, exploring issues such as increasing inequality, migration, the rise of commoditized domestic services, contemporary masculinities and the gendering of paid work.
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Author Biography - Diane Perrons
Diane Perrons is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environment and a Fellow of the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics.
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