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Social Stratification in BRICs: Changes and Perspectives


By:Li Peilin

Publisher:Social Sciences Academic Press


Publication Date:2017-05-18


Paper book:US $25.00
Ebook:US $25.00
Paper Book& Ebook:US $37.50
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The term "BRIC" was coined in 2001 by then-chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Jim O'Neill, in his publication Building Better Global Economic BRICs. The BRICs, Brazil, Russia, India and China, gradually earned public concerns with the development of the economy. The changes of social structures in BRICs, especially the changes of social stratification, were firstly observed and analyzed by contributors from Brazil, Russia, India and China in this book from the perspective of sociology.  Unlike other two theoretical frameworks—mode of East Asia development and transitional countries which are often used in the field of China studies,  a new comparative method——the comparison  among BRICs is used in this book. Nine chapters are presented, including topics like social stratification, working class, peasant class, entrepreneurs, middle class, income inequality, education inequality, consumption, etc. in BRICs’ societies. Based on the observation and analysis, contributors strive to present a deeper analysis of changes of social stratifications in BRICs.