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Globalization and inequalities: Complexity and contested modernities

Date: 28 January 2009 Time: 16.00-18.00 pm

Sylvia Walby, OBE AcSS FRSA, UNESCO Chair in Gender Research
Sylvia Walby, OBE AcSS FRSA, UNESCO Chair in Gender Research

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.

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Organising departments and research centres: Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Sociology

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