Social Changes in a Global World
- Ulrike Schuerkens - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, Université Rennes 2, France
Development Studies (General) | International Society | Social Change and Modernization
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.
Schuerkens draws from a truly global array of systems writers writing in a variety of languages....there are emphases on complexity, on multiplicity of outcomes, on consequential interactions between local cultures and international structures, and on persistent and enduring global pathologies that do not disappear. All of this is refreshing.
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.
The book is a globalization recipe book
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Social Transformations and Development(s) in a Globalized World