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#MeToo and Harvey Weinstein: Telling stories of vulnerable bodies

Since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, the #MeToo and #TimesUp hashtags campaign have become internationally recognised as a symbol of resistance against sexual and gender-based violence and abuse. The campaigns inspired people to tell their stories of everyday abuse, assault and discrimination but how much difference can a social media campaign make? This is the fifth blog in a series … Continue reading

17 August 2018 by
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Constructing the Weinstein story: the political economy of scandal

While the Weinstein scandal has generated a pseudo-systemic critique of sexual violence in the workplace, economic inequalities still determine who gets scandalised and who gets to respond This is the fourth blog in a series on the political economy of the Weinstein scandal Popular podcast The Guilty Feminist released two episodes of the show relating specifically to ‘Weinstein culture’. Comedian … Continue reading

16 August 2018 by
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“I was a thing: not a nobody, but a body”: The political economy of the body & the Weinstein scandal

Hollywood’s commodification of women’s bodies must be recognised as a contributory factor when questioning the (un)shocking prevalence of sexual violence and abuse. Therefore, to fully understand the political economy of the Weinstein scandal, it is necessary to foreground the body This is the third blog in a series on the political economy of the Weinstein scandal Salma Hayek’s searing essay … Continue reading

15 August 2018 by
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Who pays for sexual harassment?

Calculating the economic costs of sexual harassment obscures its underlying wrongs – as does the disparagement of people that ‘sleep their way to the top’. The Weinstein scandal calls both of these approaches into question This is the second blog in a series on the political economy of the Weinstein scandal The dominance of orthodox economics in society is hard … Continue reading

14 August 2018 by
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The political economy of the Weinstein scandal

This blog series introduces some preliminary research from SPERI’s PREPPE programme, a project that asks: What can political economy tell us about the Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement? And what can the Weinstein scandal and #MeToo movement teach us about political economy? The Weinstein scandal is well known: An initial exposure of the systematic sexual violence of Hollywood producer … Continue reading

13 August 2018 by
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SPERI launches new postgraduate research programme on the political economy of the Weinstein scandal

SPERI has launched a new postgraduate research programme that will focus on the political economy of the Weinstein scandal. PREPPE – the Postgraduate Research Experience Programme in Political Economy – offers opportunities for students on the SPERI-affiliated MA in Global Political Economy to participate in a new research project, in the context of an on-going commitment to research-led learning. The … Continue reading

28 June 2018 by
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