About this blog

In the last few years, scholars from various disciplines such as history, social anthropology, political sciences, economics and sociology have pointed out the emergence of social groups in Asia, Africa and the Middle East that share many similarities with the Euro-American middle classes. They started to examine the middle classes as a global phenomenon in both the historical past and the present age. This blog aims at establishing an interdisciplinary and transregional dialogue between researchers engaged in such endeavours and pointing out how they dealt with the epistemological challenge of applying a concept devised in the global North to countries of the global South. This shall allow for a better understanding of how to establish research methods in global studies and address social processes whose analysis will be crucial for a better understanding of our globalized world.

‘Why this blog? Reflections on hope and critique in a globalized world’