The Commonalities of Global Crises

Markets, Communities and Nostalgia

Editors: Karner, Christian, Weicht, Bernhard (Eds.)

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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.

 


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Christian Karner is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham, UK. His research focuses on local, national and ethnic identity negotiations in the context of contemporary globalization. His books include Writing History, Constructing Religion (co-edited with James Crossley); Ethnicity and Everyday Life; Negotiating National Identities; and The Use and Abuse of Memory (co-edited with Bram Mertens).

Bernhard Weicht is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His research examines the construction of care, ageing, dependency, and the intersection of migration and care policies and regimes. He is the author of The Meaning of Care and chair of the European Sociological Association Research Network ‘Ageing in Europe’.

 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Markets, “Communities” and Nostalgia

    Pages 1-33

    Karner, Christian (et al.)

  • France in Times of the “Responsibility and Solidarity Pact”: “Neoliberal Normalization” or a Laboratory of New Resistance?

    Pages 35-60

    Moulène, Frédéric

  • Neoliberal Moral Economy: Migrant Workers’ Value Struggles Across Temporal and Spatial Dimensions

    Pages 61-85

    Samaluk, Barbara

  • Treble Troubles? Marketization, Social Protection and Emancipation Considered Through the Lens of Slavery

    Pages 87-114

    Davidson, Julia O’Connell

  • State, Market, or Back to the Family? Nostalgic Struggles for Proper Elder Care

    Pages 115-141

    Weicht, Bernhard

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Commonalities of Global Crises
Book Subtitle
Markets, Communities and Nostalgia
Editors
  • Christian Karner
  • Bernhard Weicht
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50273-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-50273-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50271-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 371
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