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About this book
This book provides an overview of marginality or marginalization, as a concept, characterizing a situation of impediments – social, political, economic, physical, and environmental – that impact the abilities of many people and societies to improve their human condition. It examines a wide range of examples and viewpoints of societies struggling with poverty, social inequality and marginalization.
Though the book will be especially interesting for those looking for insights into the situation and position of ethnic groups living in harsh mountainous conditions in the Himalayan region, examples from other parts of the world such as Kyrgyzstan, Israel, Switzerland and Finland provide an opportunity for comparison of marginality and marginalization from around the world. Also addressed are issues such as livelihood, outmigration and environmental threats, taking into account the conditions, scale and perspective of observation.
Throughout the text, particular attention is given to the context and concept of ‘marginalization’, which sadly remains a persistent reality of human life. It is in this context that this book seeks to advance our global understanding of what marginalization is, how it is manifested and what causes it, while also proposing remedial strategies.
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- Book Title Societies, Social Inequalities and Marginalization
- Book Subtitle Marginal Regions in the 21st Century
- Series Title Perspectives on Geographical Marginality
- Series Abbreviated Title Perspectives on Geographical Marginality
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50998-3
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-50997-6
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84541-8
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-50998-3
- Series ISSN 2367-0002
- Series E-ISSN 2367-0010
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIX, 311
- Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 58 illustrations in colour
Social Structure, Social Inequality
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