New configurations of inequality and flow structures of glam-capitalism

Ivanov D.V.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., Saint Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Ivanov D.V. New configurations of inequality and flow structures of glam-capitalism. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 6. P. 13-23


New aspects of inequality are considered in the context of the newest modality of capitalism. Spatial configuration of inequality is characterized by domination of transnational network of the largest cities being globality enclaves. Compared to their countries, metropolitan areas outperform in economic growth and they are the most unequal in terms of Gini index. Globality enclaves are areas of rising glam-capitalism which shifts value creation process from products and brands toward trends. Structures of glam-capitalism transform stratification and intensify social significance of access to trendy goods that leads to rise of temporal inequality between ‘having now’ and ‘having later’.

inequality; glam-capitalism; flow structures
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