CIDRAL Public Lecture: Professor Mike Savage: The Politics of Social Inequality in the 21st Century
|Dates:||15 March 2017|
|Times:||17:00 - 19:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
This event is part of CIDRAL's Spring 2017 programme 'Precarity'.
Mike Savage (Martin White Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics) will deliver a lecture entitled 'The Politics of Social Inequality in the 21st Century' followed by a roundtable discussion.
Focusing on his research on the Great British Class Survey and the National Child Development Survey, Mike will discuss the changing nature of social inequality in the UK. He will argue that conventional class based approaches focusing on the tensions between capital and labour need to be supplanted by attention towards a 'politics of accumulation', where issues of class, gender, family, community and race intersect in powerful ways. He will show how this perspective allows us to register the significance of the pulling away of the elite and the blurring of class boundaries in the middle reaches of the social structure. He will also explore how these changes are associated with the rise of political populism and nationalism, and reflect on the remaking of virulent forms of class politics which are likely to intensify in the coming years.
Travel and Contact Information
Samuel Alexander Building