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25th Marshall Memorial Lecture: Globalization and Inequalities Event

24 February 2009
room 1067, Murray building

Event details

Professor Sylvia Walby to give the annual Marshall Lecture on 24th February 2009

In her talk, ‘globalization and inequalities: complexity and contested modernities’, Sylvia Walby will challenge existing paradigms of globalization, replacing them with new ones that address multiple complex inequalities in addition to class. Relevant institutional domains of inequality include violence (including inter-personal) and the polity (how deep is democracy), not only the economy. Key aspects of social theory are revised using complexity theory, including the concept of social system. Modernities are diverse and contested, with new varieties of regimes of inequality formed at critical turning points, leading to neoliberalism and social democracy.

Speaker information

Professor Sylvia Walby,a Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University. She was appointed the founding holder of the UNESCO Chair in Gender Research; and awarded an OBE for services to equal opportunities and diversity in 2008. She is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, and President of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Economy and Society. Publications include: Gendering the Knowledge Economy, with Gottfried, Gottschall and Osawa (Palgrave 2007); A Review of Equality Statistics, with Armstrong and Humphries (Equality and Human Rights Commission 2008); Gender Transformations (Routledge 1997); Theorizing Patriarchy (Blackwell 1990); Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking, with Allen (Home Office 2004); The Cost of Domestic Violence (Women and Equality Unit 2004); and ‘Is citizenship gendered?’ in Sociology (1994). Her next book, Globalization and Inequalities, will be published by Sage in July 2009.

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