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Globalization and inequalities: Complexity and contested modernities
Date: 28 January 2009 Time: 16.00-18.00 pm
Venue: Marcus Merriman Lecture Theatre
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. In order to do this, 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.
Sylvia Walby was appointed in 2008 the founding holder of the UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, with responsibilities for the development of gender research and its communication with UN policy bodies. She was awarded an OBE for services to equal opportunities and diversity in the UK in 2008 in recognition of her work with governmental and non-governmental bodies to ensure that gender research impacts on the development of public policy.
The Department of Sociology and the Centre for Gender and Womens Studies are pleased to announce a public lecture by Sylvia Walby to mark her recent OBE honours award and UNESCO chair.
After the lecture, which will take place in the Marcus Merriman Lecture Theatre from 16:00-18:00, there will be a wine reception from 18:15-19:15 followed by Dinner at Bistro 26 for 20:00 (Menu available to view here).
Although there will be no cost to attend this Public Lecture and Wine reception, please contact Ruth Love in order to confirm your place. Thank you.
Who can attend: Anyone
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