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Social Changes in a Global World

by Ulrike Schuerkens SAGE Publications Ltd
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Renowned author Ulrike Scheurkens presents an in-depth exploration of social transformations and developments. Combining an international approach with up-to-date research, the book:


  • Has dedicated chapters on contemporary topics including technology, new media, war and terror, political culture and inequality

  • Includes an analysis of societal structures – inequality, globalization, transnationalism

  • Contains learning features including: discussion questions, annotated further reading, chapter summaries and pointers to online resources to assist with study



A must buy for students taking modules in social change, social inequality, social theory and globalization.


Chapter 1: Social Transformations and Development(s) in a Globalized World
Chapter 2: The Sociological and Anthropological Study of Globalization and Localization
Chapter 3: Transformations of Local Socio-economic Practices in a Global World
Chapter 4: Globalization and the Transformation of Social Inequality
Chapter 5: Transnational Migrations and Social Transformations
Chapter 6: Socio-economic Impacts of the Global Financial crisis
Chapter 7: Communication, Media, Technology, and Global Social Change
Chapter 8: Global Social Change and the Environment
Chapter 9: Conflict, Competition, Cooperation, and Global Change
Chapter 10: Globalization and Social Movements: Human Agency and Mobilizations for Change
Chapter 11: Final Remarks: Social Change in a Global World

The audience for this book may include academics, higher education practitioners, individuals concerned with global civil society, and political activists. I recommend this book as a resource, maybe a starting point for those interested in global studies, globalization, and social movements.