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Debt is a Product of Power Relations

Debt is a product of power relations which inherently exhibits capturing and dominating mechanisms of subordination, appropriation and exploitation in various societal, political and economic fields. Debt is degrading institutional tool which not merely controls and masters labor in advance, it also self- and socially … Continue reading

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Gender Inequality in the Labour Market in the UK

While women’s engagement and outcomes in the labour market have progressed, the work they do and the remuneration they receive does not reflect personal qualifications relative to men. Why? Gender Inequality in the Labour Market in the UK  provides an extensive … Continue reading

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If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire

“If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire.” – George Monbiot (a British writer and activist), from “The 1% are the very best destroyers of wealth the world has ever seen.”

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What is Historical Sociology? Understanding the origins of the contemporary world and the consequences of current transformations

Sociology was created to explain historical change, although social sciences’ “founding fathers” disagreed over the nature of that change. Dealing, by the way, mainly with topics which now we can easily associate with economic sociology and political economy (capitalism and labor),  Karl Marx, … Continue reading

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Putting a human face on ‪statistics: unemployed‬ ‪women‬ in the public ‪workforce‬ system

An ethnographic sociologist Mary Gatta (Rutgers University) went undercover, posing as a client in a New Jersey One-Stop Career Center which is supposed to be an unemployed worker’s go-to resource on the way to re-employment. Weaving together her own account … Continue reading

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Gendering the Recession: Media, Culture and the Reemergence of Gender Tropes

Gendering the Recession: Media and Culture in an Age of Austerity is an interesting book which provides analyses of a recession-era media culture characterized by the reemergence and refashioning of familiar gender tropes, including crisis masculinity, coping women, and postfeminist self-renewal. … Continue reading

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Inequality is not just about money. Inequality is literally a killing field.

Inequality is a socio-cultural order which reduces our capabilities to function as human beings, our health, our dignity, our sense of self, as well as our resources to act and participate in the world— argues Göran Therborn (University of Cambridge) … Continue reading

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Reviews of 6 interesting books on housing, urban policy, privatisation of cities and homelessness

Reading list of 6 books about housing, urban policy and future of our cities from LSE Review of Books.

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Historic Gender Breakthrough: Women aged between 25 and 30 earn slightly more per hour than men, according to the Dutch statistics office.

Women aged between 25 and 30 have higher hourly wages than men, according to the Dutch statistics office. An important factor in this respect is that women in this age group are often higher educated than men. To the best … Continue reading

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Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being

Identity Economics provides an important and compelling new way to understand human behavior, revealing how our identities–and not just economic incentives–influence our decisions. In 1995, economist Rachel Kranton wrote future Nobel Prize-winner George Akerlof a letter insisting that his most recent … Continue reading

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