Renowned author Ulrike Schuerkens 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.
Introduction 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 References