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The power relations of debt: care and resistance

Daniela and Johnna

Rethinking debt and how it is ‘cared for’ reveals its gendered, classed and racialised nature We believe there is an urgent need to conceptualise and theorise the ‘care’ of debt and how it is ‘cared for’. Rethinking debt in these terms reveals the power relations that underpin its and its gendered, classed and racialised nature. Nancy Fraser reminds us of … Continue reading

18 July 2017 by
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The political economy of ‘good parenting’

‘Good parenting’ is grounded in a white middle-class ideal of what the family is and thus shifts responsibility for nurturing from society to individuals, mostly women Family breakdown and poor parenting have hit the headlines in Britain in recent years as the proclaimed reasons for a large range of societal problems, from youth rioting to youth unemployment to teenage pregnancy.  … Continue reading

8 September 2015 by
Categories: British growth crisis, Inequality, Politics and policy, Rethinking Recovery, Social science, SPERI Comment, Welfare | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rethinking Recovery I

SPERI PERC

Inequality and insecurity in UK households This is the first in a series of ten SPERI Comments on the theme of rethinking recovery.  In this introductory post the authors warn that measurements of, and debates about, economic recovery in the UK have tended to overlook deepening inequality along the lines of class, gender, race, ability, age and sexuality. Whether the … Continue reading

3 June 2015 by
Categories: Economics, Global crisis, Housing, Inequality, Politics and policy, Rethinking Recovery, Social science, SPERI Comment, Tax, Welfare | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment