8939 - Entangled Inequalities in Latin America

Social inequalities have been conventionally researched as a synchronic process framed within national borders and articulated by the concept of class. This means: the established scholarship has traditionally considered neither the historical dimension nor global entanglements nor interconnections between class and other social classifications which shape existing inequalities.

A new set of contributions has tried to overcome these analytical deficits starting from different perspectives. In order to overcome methodological nationalism, a first group of contributions has focussed on articulations of national and global structures of inequalities showing how inequalities correspond to entanglements between social processes found at different geographical levels: local, national, global.

A second group of contributions has investigated the relationship between different axes of stratification focusing on how social inequalities emerge within the intersections between different social ascriptions in special race, class, gender, and ethnicity.

This paper presents a brief balance of the debates in these both fields as well as a set of resources for overcoming current deficits in the research of interdependent inequalities in Latin America.

Keywords: Interdependencies, Social Inequalities, Latin America

Author: Costa, Sergio (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany / Deutschland)


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