Inequalities of the World (Hardcover)

New Theoretical Frameworks, Multiple Empirical Approaches

By Goran Therborn (Editor), Louis Chauvel (Contribution by), Michael Hout (Contribution by), Arne L. Kalleberg (Contribution by), Markku Kivinen (Contribution by)

Verso, 9781844670154, 332pp.

Publication Date: August 17, 2006

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Over the last century, global inequality has developed and continues to develop in unexpected and disturbing patterns. In this important new book, Therborn and his colleagues connect current world inequality to different national constellations of class and power and transnational processes.

Ranging from the US and post-Communist Russia to France and China, and spanning social mobility, labor markets, working-class cultures and global science, this volume is a major contribution to our understanding of contemporary world politics and development.

Contributors include Louis Chauvel, Michael Hout, Arne Kalleberg, Markku Kivinen, Michele Lamont, Huang Ping, Elisa Preis, Denny Vagero and Peter Weingart.

About the Author

Goran Therborn holds the Chair of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, and is editor and author of "Inequalities of the World," "Asia and Europe in Globalization," "Between Sex and Power" and "From Marxism to Post Marxism?"

Arne L. Kalleberg is the Kenan Distinguished Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, at the University of North Carolina. His books include "Fighting for Time: Shifting Boundaries of Work and Social Life, Organizations in America: Analyzing Their Structures and Human Resource Practices," and "Work and Industry: Structures, Markets and Processes."