Stratification and social inequality in Italy and Lugdunum. A comparative qualitative epigraphic analysis of the class structure, power relations and social struggle between municipal status groups during the Principate. Ghent University
Romans meticulously described their social position, but modern researchers often use general categories treating humiliores as an undifferentiated 'class'. We want to investigate 'status groups' from local Italian municipalities and the relationships between them and compare them with material from Lugdunum. How are power relations, competition and violence connected with 'class' and hierarchy? We will use concepts from P. Bourdieu.
Civil Society, Organised Labour & Social Inequality in Advanced Democracies. University of Antwerp
Social inequality and mobility during the long sixteenth century: Bois-le-Duc and its "Meierij" University of Antwerp
Scientific research network U+201CGlobalisation, Regionalisation and Economic and Social Inequality Ghent University
Encouraging research co-operation between the participating research centers on the following issues:
- the quantitative analysis of globalization and regionalization processes;
- globalization, labour markets and income inequality;
- (African) migration in Europe;
- inequality at the global governance leven
U+201CThe end of peasantries? A Comparative Research into the Transformation of Peasantries and Its Impact on Social Relations and Inequality (Northwestern Europe, Middle Africa, Andes, East coast of China, 1500-2000).U+201D Ghent University
This project assesses the historical processes of peasant transformation in relation to world-systemic expansion within a comparative research design. The North Sea Basin, East Congo, the Central Andean Highlands, and the Yangzi River Delta reflect divergent historical roads of peasant incorporation in space (zoning within the world-economy) and over time (phases of incorporation).
Gender inequality and cultural consumption: a macro-sociological, longitudinal and cross-national comparative perspective Ghent University
This project aims to extend our understanding of inequality in cultural participation by focusing on gender differences in highbrow and omnivorous cultural consumption using a macro-sociological, longitudinal and cross-national comparative perspective. The association between the (changing) structural position of women in society and the (changing) gender gap in cultural participation is studied.