Description - Globalising Inequalities by Jan Pakulski
Sociologists used to seek out social inequality in the slums and factories of big Western cities. Jan Pakulski argues that we are now living in a world where inequality is globalised, extending beyond national borders in the context of the world-wide circulation of capital, products, people and ideas.Globalising Inequalities offers a broad overview of traditional and contemporary theories, current debates and trends in social inequality. It analyses inequality on global, national, local and domestic levels, stressing the interdependence between these levels. Pakulski argues that despite popular beliefs, social inequality is not growing at present, but rather taking different forms to those typical of earlier periods. Drawing on the work of De Tocqueville and others, he shows that globalised inequalities are less structured than typical national class hierarchies. Rather, they are increasingly hybrid and fluid, associated with issues of democracy, citizenship, elite power, gender gaps and racial divisions. Globalising Inequalities is a significant contribution to the international debate on social inequality and a valuable student resource. Pakulski's book is exceptional in its linking the analysis of globalising inequalities with the history of sociological discussions of inequality. its key contentions are more far-sighted than can basically be found in all of the available literature on the topic.' Dr Craig Browne, University of Sydney
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(228mm x 152mm x mm)
Allen & Unwin
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Author Biography - Jan Pakulski
Professor Jan Pakulski is Dean of Arts at the University of Tasmania and has an international reputation for his work on class and social inequality. He is coauthor of Postcommunist Elites and Democracy in Eastern Europe (Palgrave Macmillan 1998), The Death of Class (Sage 1996) and Postmodernization (Sage 1992).