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Lehrveranstaltungen im SoSe 2021


Dynamics of Inequalities in a Global Perspective

Seminar, Monday 4-6 pm c.t., online

Patterns of inequality associated with global capital have been reconfigured in different contexts and have historically produced varied results. Yet treatments of global inequality commonly take Euro- and U.S.-centric models of linear
development and comparisons of national income and its distribution as a point of departure for analysis. In order to explain how complex socioeconomic hierarchies including, but not limited to class, reinforce inequalities among
social groups around the globe, the course deals instead with recent approaches that transcend Euro- and U.S.-centric models of analysis and trace contemporary patterns of inequality back to the history of imperial and colonial
power. The goal is to reintroduce into the scholarly dialogue on inequality a broader understanding of ascriptive hierarchies of race, gender, caste, and national citizenship and their relationship to colonial conquest, enslavement
and labor migrations as interrelated contexts of the global production and reproduction of inequality patterns.



Dienstags (wöchentlich) 16:00-18:00 Uhr, online


Global and Regional Transformations: Theories, Trends, Interdependencies

Lecture, Wednesday 2-4 pm c.t., online

Social transformations reflect interdependent processes that take place in various world regions simultaneously. Due to their focus on national societies, sociologists have hitherto underestimated these interdependencies. This has led scholars to develop new approaches able to analyze global, transnational and transregional entanglements. In its first part, this course will offer a comparative overview of these new perspectives highlighting their analytical promises and deficits. The second part is dedicated to studying global development tendencies in order to illustrate interdependencies between different regions.