Tag: In Focus: Inequality

Book Review: The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran

Rose Deller , January 29th, 2019


In The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, Mehrsa Baradaran studies the crucial role that financial structures have played in creating and maintaining racial inequalities in the…


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Book Review: The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran

Rose Deller , January 29th, 2019


In The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, Mehrsa Baradaran studies the crucial role that financial structures have played in creating and maintaining racial inequalities in the…


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Book Review: The Class Ceiling: Why It Pays to be Privileged by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison

Rose Deller , January 28th, 2019


In The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged, Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison offer a unique and encapsulating analysis of class inequality at the top end…


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Book Review: The Class Ceiling: Why It Pays to be Privileged by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison

Rose Deller , January 28th, 2019


In The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged, Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison offer a unique and encapsulating analysis of class inequality at the top end…


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Book Review: Political Blackness in Multiracial Britain by Mohan Ambikaipaker

Rose Deller , January 23rd, 2019


In Political Blackness in Multiracial Britain, Mohan Ambikaipaker offers a new ethnographic study using an ‘activist anthropology’ approach that draws on his longstanding association with …


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Book Review: Political Blackness in Multiracial Britain by Mohan Ambikaipaker

Rose Deller , January 23rd, 2019


In Political Blackness in Multiracial Britain, Mohan Ambikaipaker offers a new ethnographic study using an ‘activist anthropology’ approach that draws on his longstanding association with …


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Book Review: Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography by Laura Vaughan

Rose Deller , January 10th, 2019


In Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography – available to download here for free – Laura Vaughan offers an analysis of how maps have both described and shaped social…


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Book Review: Stepping into the Elite: Trajectories of Social Achievement in India, France and the United States by Jules Naudet

Rose Deller , November 26th, 2018


In Stepping into the Elite: Trajectories of Social Achievement in India, France and the United States, Jules Naudet draws on interviews with individuals in these three nations to…


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Book Review: Callous Objects: Designs Against the Homeless by Robert Rosenberger

Rose Deller , September 18th, 2018


In Callous Objects: Designs Against the Homeless, Robert Rosenberger explores the growth of ‘hostile architecture’ and reflects on what it suggests about society’s attitudes towards …


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Book Review: Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain by Daniel Edmiston

Rose Deller , September 17th, 2018


In Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain, Daniel Edmiston offers insight into how austerity and inequality impact upon citizen identities, showing …


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Book Review: White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society by Kalwant Bhopal

Rose Deller , August 22nd, 2018


In White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society, Kalwant Bhopal draws on statistics and interview-based case studies to explore how Black and Minority Ethnic people in the UK and…


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Book Review: Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor by Virginia Eubanks

Rose Deller , July 2nd, 2018


In Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor, Virginia Eubanks outlines the life-and-death impacts of automated decision-making on public services in the USA throu…


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Book Review: Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility by Jo Littler

Rose Deller , June 4th, 2018


In Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility, Jo Littler offers a rich analysis that intricately teases out the grasp ‘merit’ and ‘meritocracy’ have on everyday…


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Long Read Review: The New Poverty by Stephen Armstrong

Rose Deller , April 9th, 2018


Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge Report and written in the spirit of George Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier, The New Poverty takes a tour of contemporary…


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Book Review: Miseducation: Inequality, Education and the Working Classes by Diane Reay

Rose Deller , March 22nd, 2018


In Miseducation: Inequality, Education and the Working Classes, Diane Reay draws on interviews with over 500 children to explore the class inequalities that persist in UK education today from the…


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Long Read Review: Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain by Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu

Rose Deller , March 15th, 2018


In Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain, Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu contribute to analyses of the political effects of austerity by looking at…


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LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 Feature: Introducing 5 Key Items in LSE Library Exhibition ‘A Time for Revolutions: Making the Welfare State’ (8 January – 13 April 2018)

Rose Deller , February 22nd, 2018


Image Credit: A Time for Revolutions: Making the Welfare State exhibition, LSE Library, 8 Jan – 13 Apr 2018 (© London School of Economics and Political Science) In…


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Book Review: Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence by Rachel Sherman

Rose Deller , February 20th, 2018


In Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence, Rachel Sherman undertakes 50 in-depth interviews with rich New Yorkers to consider how they navigate their anxieties and the negative connotations surroun…


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LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 Preview: The Five Giants by Nicholas Timmins

Rose Deller , February 17th, 2018


75 years after the publication of the Beveridge report, LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 (Mon 19 Feb – Sat 24 Feb 2018) offers a week of public engagement activities exploring the ‘Five Giants’…


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LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 Preview: ‘Why We Need a Citizen’s Basic Income: A New Edition or a New Book?’ by Malcolm Torry

Rose Deller , February 12th, 2018


75 years after the publication of the Beveridge report, LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 (Mon 19 Feb – Sat 24 Feb 2018) offers a week of public engagement activities exploring the ‘Five Giants’…


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Book Review: Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart edited by Rowland Atkinson, Lisa McKenzie and Simon Winlow

Rose Deller , January 4th, 2018


In Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart, editors Rowland Atkinson, Lisa Mckenzie and Simon Winlow make a compelling moral case for the social sciences to challe…


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Book Review: Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class edited by Nathan Connolly

Rose Deller , November 30th, 2017


Inspired by the collection The Good Immigrant, Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class brings together 22 stories reflecting on working-class lives and experiences…


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