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The Transnationalized Social Question: Migration and the Politics of Social Inequalities in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Faist

Abstract

The social question is back. Yet today’s social question is not primarily between labour and capital, as it was in the nineteenth century and throughout much of the twentieth. While class has always been criss-crossed by manifold heterogeneities, not least of all cultural ones around ethnicity, religion, and language, it is these latter heterogeneities that have sharpened in situations of cross-border migration over the past decades. As in the nineteenth century, political conflicts arise, constituting the social question as a public concern. The contemporary social question is located at the ... More

Keywords: global North, global South, social question, transnationalization, social inequalities, heterogeneities, social protection, class, culture, public sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199249015
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199249015.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Faist, author
Professor of Sociology, Bielefeld University