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Situating the Intertwinings Between Classes, Citizenship and Inequality

T.K. Oommen

Analyses of inequality are among the favoured themes in social theory, be it class analyses or stratification theories. Conventionally, the nation-state was the unit of analysis of inequality, although the specificity of ‘state-societies’ and the need for comparative analyses have been in vogue for several decades (Oommen 1997). However, with the ushering in of globalisation the importance of situating state-societies and regions in a global perspective is increasingly being recognised. This book has been conceived as a contribution to understand inequality not only within and between state-societies but also globally.

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