Apropriacja szans życiowych we współczesnych społeczeństwach.
Author(s): Danuta Walczak-Duraj
APPROPRIATION OF LIFE CHANCES IN MODERN SOCIETIES
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: appropriation; life chances; crisis; social inequality; economic inequality; social exclusion; digital divide; social structure
Summary/Abstract: Leading article’s thesis amounts to saying that the period of economic crisis in societies based on the logic of the market economy functioning before all in the neo-liberal paradigm, promotes the belief about the growth of social and economic inequality. This conviction relates primarily to the wider life chances of grabbing that simply do not need to be related to an increase in income inequality and wages. This is mainly because during the economic crisis is specifically observed the process of socialization of risk, uncertainty and loss of economic activity, considered in terms of individual and group. The special effect of this process is the phenomenon of privatization of profits by an international, globalized investment banks and transferring the costs of the crisis in the state and society. At the same time the changes in the social structure and the structure and content of the work under the influence of digital technology are the second group of reasons for reflection on the nature and scale of the trend appropriation. Especially since some of the criteria for measuring social exclusion and diversity and economic inequalities are relative. Hence the purpose of discussion will be issues such problems as: the nature and the main premises of the appropriation of life chances in modern societies; the problem of measuring exclusion, social and economic inequality; the impact of new digital technologies for social inequalities and the associated tendency to appropriation.
- Issue Year: 2014
- Issue No: 48
- Page Range: 85-100
- Page Count: 16