New configurations of inequality and flow structures of glam-capitalism
Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Head of the Department of Theory and History of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia firstname.lastname@example.org
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’.