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Globalization And Social Exclusion: A Transformationalist Perspective

Globalization And Social Exclusion: A Transformationalist Perspective

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Book DescriptionWe inhabit a world of consequences and butterfly effects. When global economies integrate, what disintegrates as a result? The answer, Ronaldo Munck contends, is social equality. This is the first book to view globalization through the lens of social exclusion--defined as all the ways in which people are prevented from obtaining the necessities of life.

To illustrate how globalization deepens the existing inequities of race, place, gender, and class, in both the global North and South, the author highlights disparities in living conditions; the feminization of poverty and the global sex trade; the effects of racism, migration, and multiculturalism; and the formation and political manifestations of social class.

He boldly developsa politics and ethics of transformation to move us beyond social exclusion-—even beyond mere social inclusion. He provides us with the tools to transform society from within, creating a more democratic and just global order.