Author Meets Their Critics: Manuela Boatca's Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalism

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 16:00-17:30
Location: Hörsaal 21 (Juridicum)
WG02 Historical and Comparative Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

Dr. Manuela Boatca’s 2015 book, Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalism, represents an important contribution to the study of social inequality. The book not only grounds current debates on inequality on broader theoretical approaches to the study of capitalism (as represented for example, by Karl Marx and Max Weber), but challenges mainstream interpretations of inequality that fail to consider dimensions such as gender and social geographies as constitutive of social stratification on a global scale. This makes Boatca’s contribution extremely valuable to both social science analysis and broader public concerns around the issue of past and contemporary trends in inequality. 
This session will provide an opportunity for key scholars in the study of inequality to critically assess Manuela Boatca’s contribution and engage an informed audience about how to continue advancing the field in the future.
Session Organizer:
Roberto P KORZENIEWICZ, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Kathya ARAUJO, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile