The Future of Research on Global Inequalities

Friday, July 18, 2014: 5:30 PM-7:20 PM
Room: F204
RC07 Futures Research (host committee)

Language: English

New empirical evidence as well as a variety of innovative perspectives have recently challenged classical research on social inequality, which is mostly focused on present inequalities between individuals and social classes exclusively within national societies. On the one hand, findings coming from transnationalism research have shown how conventional research is insufficient to describe contemporary phenomena such as the emergence of a transnational middle class or new multilocal spaces created by migrants. On the other hand, the world system approach has convincingly demon strated that existing inequalities have been produced and reproduced through modern history across national borders. Therefore, a global and transnational frame is needed in order to explain how, for instance, increasing social inequalities resulting in more meat consumption in China lead to higher land-ownership concentration in Latin America; or how the social mobility of migrants in Germany impacts life conditions in a Turkish town. The papers in this session address conceptual aspects as well empirical results related to the present and the future of research on global inequalities.
Session Organizer:
Sergio COSTA, FU Berlin, Germany
Marianne BRAIG, FU Berlin, Germany
Inancial Inclusion As a Basic Human Right? Reframing Inequalities in > the > South (Oral Presentation)
Lena LAVINAS, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A World-Systems Methodology for the Study of Inequality (Oral Presentation)
Patricio KORZENIEWICZ, University of Maryland, College Park, USA; Scott ALBRECHT, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

World-Systems Approach to Global Inequalities in Effects of Individual Activism on Subjective Well-Being (Oral Presentation)
Dmytro KHUTKYY, Kiev International Inst Sociology, Ukraine

Towards a Global Social Stratification: Evidence from Latin America (Oral Presentation)
Sergio COSTA, Free University Berlin, Germany

Transnational Articulations of Law and Inequality in Latin America: A Legal Genealogy of Inequality (Oral Presentation)
Manuel GONGORA-MERA, Free University of Berlin, Germany

Higher Education: Inequalities and Globalization in Some Emergent Countries Using the Mexican Examples (Oral Presentation)
Lorenza VILLA LEVER, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

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