Lived Effects of the Contemporary Economy: Globalization, Inequality, and Consumer Society

@article{Storper2020LivedEO,
  title={Lived Effects of the Contemporary Economy: Globalization, Inequality, and Consumer Society},
  author={Michael Storper},
  journal={Public Culture},
  year={2020},
  volume={12},
  pages={375 - 409}
}
  • M. Storper
  • Published 1 May 2000
  • Economics
  • Public Culture
t is now commonplace to refer to such diverse phenomena as globalization, increases in economic inequality, the decline of class-based societies, the intensification of consumerism, and global cultural homogenization as though they were all part of the same problematic. Indeed, all these elements seem in various ways to characterize our experience of the current era. Yet their connections remain obscure. There is little consensus about how significant the recent increases in income inequality… 

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