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Moscow’s urban form: a battleground for Russia’s elites

The ‘progressive’ urban transformation of Moscow masks a conservative project that aims to protect the political and economic status quo Moscow has changed profoundly in the last couple of years: instead of being dominated by chaotically parked cars and scattered trash, squares and parks now invite Muscovites to stroll under newly planted trees and to enjoy themselves on gigantic swings … Continue reading

24 October 2016 by
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Austerity has transformed the meaning and morality of work in the UK

Craig Berry

Measuring economic success through levels of employment obscures the unsustainable and oppressive nature of the UK’s recovery Work has of course always been central to capitalist organisation, since the ability of capital to extract surplus value from labour is at the essential core of accumulation processes. In post-crisis UK, however, work has become not only integral to the function of … Continue reading

19 July 2016 by
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Thank you for attending the book launch of Capital by John Lanchester

Last night John Lanchester launched the paperback version of his latest book Capital in Firth Hall, at the University of Sheffield. Insightful but different accounts of the book were provided by Mick Moran (Professor of Government, Manchester Business School) and Sue Vice (Professor of English Literature, University of Sheffield), before John explained how he came to write both Capital and … Continue reading

8 February 2013 by
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Book launch: Capital by John Lanchester – 6pm, today, Firth Hall

John Lanchester will launch the paper-version of his latest offering Capital today at 6pm, Firth Hall, University of Sheffield. Capital is a post-crash state-of-the nation novel told with compassion and humour. Mick Moran (Professor of Government, Manchester Business School) and Sue Vice (Professor of English Literature, University of Sheffield) will give their reactions to the book, John Lanchester will then … Continue reading

7 February 2013 by
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Book launch: Capital by John Lanchester – registration now open!

John Lanchester is a prolific author and journalist and he will launch the paper-version of his latest offering Capital on 7 February 2013 at Firth Hall, University of Sheffield. A writer of both fiction and non-fiction, his books have given brilliantly incisive accounts of the financial crisis and have received wide-spread critical acclaim. The Debt to Pleasure and Whoops! Why Everyone … Continue reading

14 January 2013 by
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