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Shifting Solidarities

Trends and Developments in European Societies

Editors: Van Hoyweghen, Ine, Pulignano, Valeria, Meyers, Gert (Eds.)

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  • Empirically studies contemporary sources, forms and articulations of solidarities and how they evolve in different domains of social life in contemporary European societies
  • Analyses the social consequences of shifting solidarities in European societies
  • Investigates the subjects, relations, resistances and agencies  within these ‘shifting solidarities’ as well as those that are occluded and marginalized
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Shifting Solidarities offers a comprehensive analysis of solidarity at a time when major social transformations have penetrated the heart of European societies, disrupting markets and labour relations, transforming social practices, and affecting the moral infrastructure of European welfare states. Factors such as the economic crisis, migration, digitalisation, and climate change all contribute to a sense of emergency. This volume considers how, in times of crisis, there are calls for solidarity by various new social and political actors and movements. 

The contributions present a broad array of empirical work and critical scholarship, zooming in on shifting solidarities in various domains of social life, including work, social policy, health care, religion, family, gender and migration. This compelling volume provides a unique resource for understanding solidarity in contemporary Europe, and will be a vital text for students and scholars across sociology, social policy, cultural studies, employment/labour markets and organisation studies, migration studies and European studies.


About the authors

Ine Van Hoyweghen is Professor at the Centre for Sociological Research (CeSO) at KU Leuven, Belgium. 

Valeria Pulignano is Full Professor in Sociology at the Centre for Sociological Research (CeSO) at KU Leuven, Belgium. 
Gert Meyers is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Sociological Research (CeSO) at KU Leuven, Belgium. 

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"There is no more important issue for Europe or indeed for societies around the world than the future of solidarity. This book advances understanding of the many different forms and institutional arenas of solidarity as well as the ways in which it is shifting in relation to social change and how it can be advanced."— Craig Calhoun, Arizona State University, USA, and LSE, UK

"There was a time when the notion of solidarity was far more significant than its presence in the last few decades. But it is now back, with expanded meanings. Shifting Solidarities gives us an intelligent version of all that is in play today around the notion of solidarity, its persistent importance and shifting character." — Professor Saskia Sassen,  Columbia University, USA

"This book proves that ‘solidarity’ is not a dusty concept—on the contrary, it is more urgent than ever. In light of the current trends of globalization, digitalization and eco-transformation, we need to revive the notion of solidarity and make it meaningful again. As Shifting Solidarities shows, Europe should live up to its own history and reclaim its ambition in terms of (geo)political and socio-economic relationships. A timely wake-up call for all concerned Europeans." — Professor José van Dijck, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shifting Solidarities
Book Subtitle
Trends and Developments in European Societies
Editors
  • Ine Van Hoyweghen
  • Valeria Pulignano
  • Gert Meyers
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44062-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44062-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44061-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 284
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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