Agriculture and Human Values

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 541–542 | Cite as

Kenneth McGill: Global inequality: anthropological insights

University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2016, 136 pp, ISBN 978-1-4426-3452-7 (hardback)—ISBN 978-1-4426-3451-0 (paperback)
  • Noel B. Habashy

Conversations about inequality abound at every turn: from political elections to classrooms, news magazines to global protests, discussions with neighbors and shouting matches on social media. In the book, Global Inequality: Anthropological Insights, Kenneth McGill provides a thorough examination of global, national, and local inequality through the lens of anthropology. While many conversations about inequality focus on financial disparity within countries, McGill adds a valuable resource to the often-limited debate by examining social, economic, and political inequality both across and within borders. Drawing from the fields of anthropology, economics, history, political science, philosophy, and more, McGill weaves together a tapestry to support the book’s overarching argument: inequality is real, there is no primary form of inequality, and inequalities are multiple and overlapping.

McGill narrates a scholarly conversation between himself and the work of many others throughout the...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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