Social Inequalities

This cluster brings together scholarship associated with the multiple dimensions and crystallisations of social inequality, including class, race and ethnicity, gender, and age, to critically analyse contemporary challenges across the globe. Browse the latest blog posts written on these themes here.

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    “Who will pay for the concierge?”: ‘place-making’ and its exclusion in Whitechapel – Wenn Er Tan

“Who will pay for the concierge?”: ‘place-making’ and its exclusion in Whitechapel – Wenn Er Tan

Stepping out of Aldgate East station, one is immediately overwhelmed by the implosion of new towers on every corner; the briefest of London sun bouncing off the shiny metal and glass surfaces. It is here that we begin our fieldtrip— for the study of class cannot be contained in the classroom. Recognising that the spatial and the social are […]

Classed Spaces – Harry Anderson

On Tuesday 7th February, our ‘Class, Politics and Culture’ seminar group set off exploring London’s East End. Led by Liza Mckenzie, the aim of the ethnographic walk to take us out the classroom to see the how London is changing, and look at how such changes impact on ideas of space, place, identity and belonging within the East End.

With […]

The Invisible Poor Door – Claudia Derbez Fernández

As a foreign student, I have learned that British society is a classist society. I didn’t perceived it like that before, but from my interest in social classes, I began investigating academic theories of class stratification, which has me now studying the MSc in Inequalities and Social Sciences here at LSE. As a Mexican, I have always noticed that […]

“It was 2016 that done it, guv!”

By Lisa McKenzie – @redrumlisa

Few will be sad to see the back of 2016, as it reaches its finale. This rotation by the Earth around the sun is apparently to blame for the tectonic shifts in our social and political systems, celebrity deaths, and the general unease we all feel about the next few years. As a sociologist, I have watched […]

Is There a Class Issue at LSE?: Episode 7

In the final blog of a series this week at Researching Sociology @ LSE, as part of the LSE Social Mobility Society’s panel discussion, ‘Is there a class issue at LSE?’, which involved student and staff speakers, this blog will discuss implications for the London School of Economics and other universities, which were raised by this discussion. To view all […]

Is There a Class Issue at LSE?: Episode 6

In the penultimate blog of a series this week at Researching Sociology @ LSE, this blog will discuss the views of PhD student and researcher Sol Gamsu. This is part of the LSE Social Mobility Society’s panel discussion, which involved student and staff speakers. To view all blogs so far, and to find out more about the panellists, click […]

Is There a Class Issue at LSE?: Episode 5

In the fifth blog of a series this week at Researching Sociology @ LSE, this blog will discuss the views of final year law undergraduate and youth leader, founder of the 4Front Project, Temi Mwale. This is part of the LSE Social Mobility Society’s panel discussion, which involved student and staff speakers. To view all blogs so far, and […]

Is There a Class Issue at LSE?: Episode 4

In the fourth blog of a series this week at Researching Sociology @ LSE, this blog will discuss second year sociology undergraduate Tallulah Eyres’ views. This is part of the LSE Social Mobility Society’s panel discussion, which involved student and staff speakers. To view all blogs so far, and to find out more about the panelists, click here.

For guidance, […]

Is There a Class Issue at LSE?: Episode 3

Following from yesterday’s blog, this week at Researching Sociology @ LSE, we will be discussing the LSE’s Social Mobility Society’s panel discussion, which involved students and staff speakers. To view all blogs so far, click here.

This blog will discuss my views on the matter.

For guidance, this panel discussion centred around 3 central questions, which were as follows:

What does […]

Is There a Class Issue at LSE?: Episode 2

Following from yesterday’s blog, this week at Researching Sociology @ LSE, we will be discussing the LSE’s Social Mobility Society’s panel discussion, ‘Is there a class issue at LSE?’, which involved student and staff speakers.

This blog will discuss Professor Mike Savage’s views on the matter. To take the Great British Class Survey quiz, click here.

For guidance, this panel discussion […]