The Precarious Precariat Workshop: Department of Sociology @ the London School of Economics

26th March 2014 Robert Mckenzie Room

11am-4pm

Following the successful and thought provoking workshop at the London School of Economics in October 2013 bringing together scholars discussing the rising interest and importance of researching elites. The Department of Sociology is holding a further workshop relating to the ‘precariat’.

The focus of these two workshops is to recognise that patterns and dynamics of inequality are powerfully affected by outliers at both ends. Rising inequalities within the United Kingdom means that the structural and cultural aspects of inequality need serious attention as these processes of symbolic violence contribute and legitimate class inequalities.

This workshop will bring together some of the leading and most passionate voices currently involved in debate, research, and activism, relating to those rising inequalities, with the specific intention of highlighting the precarious nature of living in unequal Britain.

The event is free and places are limited please book to secure a place.   Please email L.M.Lawrence@lse.ac.uk

10.45 Tea and Coffee

11.am Welcome to the LSE by Mike Savage

11.15 Tracey Shildrick: Low Pay No Pay

11.45 Val Gillies: Precarious Mothering

12.15 Lunch

1.00pm Simon Willis, CEO of The Young Foundation: ‘Inequality and disruptive social intervention’

1.30pm Lisa Mckenzie: Stigma and stereotype

2.00pm Tea and Coffee

2.30 Tracey Jenson: Broken Britain

3.00 (possibly Les Back)

3.30 End of Day Discussion

4.00 Finish

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