This is the defining issue of our time. However, most of the research studies the drivers and the impacts, but focuses less on the key factors, such as the people and the communities. This will be discussed by a panel of LSE experts, on 27 January.
Studying this phenomenon from the perspective of ordinary people that experience it, as well as how to withstand it, allows for progress to be made in understanding how inequalities are experienced and how to tackle them.
In that direction and in that context, The London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE organised “The politics of inequality: why should we focus on resistance from below?”, a virtual panel that will revolve around the theme launched by the institute.
The theme explores resistance, mobilisation, and contestation from a bottom-up perspective.
While inequality is now widely accepted as the most important issue of our time, and more and more research is done on the factors driving the inequality and their impact, less attention has been paid to the manner in which ordinary people and communities experience and withstand inequalities.
The research seeks to collect interdisciplinary perspectives to contribute to the study and teaching in the LSE academic curricula, as well as to take part in larger global debates.
The International Inequalities Institute is in charge of the event that has brought together various experts, including: John Chalcraft, Professor of Middle East History and Politics in the Department of Government, Flora Cornish, Associate Professor of Research Methodology in the Department of Methodology, and Ellen Helsper, Professor of Digital Inequalities in the Department of Media and Communications.
Armine Ishkanian, Associate Professor of Social Politics and Executive Director of Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity in the International Inequalities Institute, Sumi Madhok, Associate Professor of Transnational Gender Studies in the Department of Gender Studies, and Alpa Shah, Associate Professor in Anthropology and coordinator of Global Economies on Care theme in the International Inequalities Institute, are also invited.
The event is part of the LSE’s “Shaping the post-Covid world” initiative (a series of discussions on the direction the world should be taking after the crisis), and “The politics of inequality: why should we focus on the resistance from below?” seeks to develop critical tools to tackle these challenges in addition to helping the individuals and the communities most affected during these difficult times.
Date and time: Wednesday, 27 January 2021, from 2pm to 3:30pm. To attend the event, you have to register at The London school of economics and political science. The event will be transmitted live on Facebook live. For more information: The Politics of Inequality: why should we focus on resistance from below? LSE Online Event.