The Commonalities of Global Crises

Markets, Communities and Nostalgia

  • Christian Karner
  • Bernhard Weicht

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Christian Karner, Bernhard Weicht
    Pages 1-33
  3. José Julián López
    Pages 223-247
  4. Bruno Meeus, Tim Devos, Seppe De Blust
    Pages 249-269
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 345-371

About this book


Bringing together contributions from an international group of social scientists, this collection examines diverse crises, both historical and contemporary, which implicate market forces, widening inequalities, social exclusion, forms of resistance, and ideological polarisation. The Commonalities of Global Crises offers carefully researched case studies which stretch across large geographical distances- from Egypt to the US and from northern, central, eastern and southern Europe to South America- and covers timely issues including human rights, slavery, care, migration, racism, and the far right. The volume demonstrates that such different settings and diverse concerns are characterized by a common tension in which the crises that unfold around pressures of widening marketization and commodification are met by the (re)building or re-assertion of various communities, and competing politics of solidarity and nostalgia.


slavery economy financial crisis Egypt USA migration Europe racism far right human rights

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Karner
    • 1
  • Bernhard Weicht
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NottinghamNottingham United Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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