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Social Changes in a Global World

Social Changes in a Global World

First Edition

May 2017 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

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

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.

Samuel Cohn
American Sociological Association

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. 

Ligia E Toutant
Journal of Social Change

The book is a globalization recipe book

Dr Memory Mabika
Communication and Applied Language Studies, University of Venda
May 17, 2018

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