Aims to provide answers to three key questions: what is global inequality, what causes it, and how do we deal with it?
Combines the academic, personal and political to explore inequality around the world
Offers insights from experts within the fields of History, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology and Postcolonial Studies
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Table of contents (20 chapters)
Deep Roots: Legacies of Imperialism and Colonialism
Unequal Entanglements: A Capitalist World System
The Inertia of Hierarchies: Class, Caste, Race, Gender
About this book
Comprising a collection of interview essays with nineteen public intellectuals and scholars from around the world, this book reflects on some of the most pressing questions of our age: what is global inequality; what causes it; and how should we deal with it? Leading figures within the fields of History, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology and Postcolonial Studies, shed light on how their personal backgrounds, places of work, and hometowns have shaped their views on global inequality. We learn about the causes of global inequality, the historical factors that have shaped the world into an unequal place, and the challenges that humanity is confronted with in the face of the widening gap between the poor and the rich. Bringing together voices from the Global North and South, this book helps us to think more broadly about inequality and deepens our understanding of how this long-lasting phenomenon is, and has been, experienced across the globe.
- Intellectual history
- Global Inequality
- Social movements
- Social justice
- Political history
- Social reform
- Black Lives Matter
- Climate change
- Global pandemic
Editors and Affiliations
Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Christian Olaf Christiansen, Mélanie Lindbjerg Machado-Guichon, Sofía Mercader
Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Oliver Bugge Hunt
Department of Political Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
About the editors
Christian Olaf Christiansen is an Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark.
Mélanie Lindbjerg Machado-Guichon is a PhD Fellow at Aarhus University, Denmark.
Sofía Mercader is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Aarhus University, Denmark.
Oliver Bugge Hunt is a PhD Fellow at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Priyanka Jha teaches at Banaras Hindu University, India.
Book Title: Talking About Global Inequality
Book Subtitle: Personal Experiences and Historical Perspectives
Editors: Christian Olaf Christiansen, Mélanie Lindbjerg Machado-Guichon, Sofía Mercader, Oliver Bugge Hunt, Priyanka Jha
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-08041-8Published: 18 February 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-08042-5Published: 17 February 2023
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVII, 182
Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
Topics: World History, Global and Transnational History, Social History, Sociology, Economic History, Race and Ethnicity Studies, Imperialism and Colonialism