Towards a Global Social Stratification: Evidence from Latin America

Friday, July 18, 2014: 6:06 PM
Room: F204
Oral Presentation
Sergio COSTA , Institute of Latin American Studies, Free University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Research on stratification has conventionally focused on class relations within national societies, ignoring both entanglements between national and transnational/global social structures as well as intersections between class, gender, race, ethnicity, and other categorizations. This paper seeks to challenge established scholarship by discussing stratification from a global and intersectional perspective.

In addition to a review of recent conceptual contributions interested in globalizing stratification research, the paper presents results of empirical investigations carried out within desiguALdades.net (Germany) that show how global legal structures and global labor regimes impact social stratification, as well as struggles for redistribution.