In some visions of globalization, the fi nal stage is pictured as a globally integrated society within instantaneous, completely connected space, where there is no need to travel anywhere anymore. This vision is rooted in an untroubled belief in economic growth and technologically-founded progress and largely ignores the actual power relations creating new exclusions and frictions in the socio-spatial world. Thus, in order to better understand the unequal re-structurings and re-stratifi cations against the background of processes labeled as globalization, I suggest an extension of the sociological approaches on social inequality.