This week, Dr. Piper Harron, mathematics professor based at the University of Hawaii, and a vocal feminist and supporter of under-represented groups in the academic mathematics community, published a provocative blogpost on the website of the AMS (American Mathematical Society), in… Read More ›
Tag Archive for ‘inequality’
by Deborah Talbot The Final Report of the Equalities Review, published by Equalities Commission in 2007, reviewed a range of persistent inequalities including those that affect women. It argued that, ‘…new research reveals clearly that there is one factor that… Read More ›
To say things are “getting out of hand, especially given the tax-exempt nature of universities” shows an impressive capacity for understatement: For E. Gordon Gee’s final year as the president of Ohio State University, which he left in 2013, he… Read More ›
BSA Teaching Group Regional Conference New perspectives on class, inequalities and families Friday 29 May 2015 University of East London US.G.17, University Square, Stratford 1 Salway Road, London E15 1NF http://www.uel.ac.uk/about/campuses/uss/ Programme 9.30 Registration, tea & coffee 10.00 Prof Corinne… Read More ›
By Ralf Wetzel Today’s chauvinists live in difficult times. Waving the flag of equality, women successfully conquered most domains of modern life decades ago, with no regard for the consequences for their poor male counterparts. That’s nothing new. They found… Read More ›
I thought this was pretty good, given it’s a popular show produced for prime time TV:
TED have come to the rescue of those who, like me, only got 50 pages into Piketty’s Capital before getting distracted: French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality:… Read More ›
Great article in the Lacuna magazine discussing the hardships of single parenting in contemporary Britain and what the benefits system and employment policies are doing wrong. (Also, a great example of sociological writing with interviews). Down the Rabbit Hole: Single… Read More ›
An excellent article in the New York Times tells the story of Wall Street Mothers and Stay-Home Fathers, revealing some of the many invisible factors that slow women down on the labour market – by Jodi Kantor and Jessica Silver-Greenberg.
Guardian’s animated infographic reveals the extent of monetary inequality in Britain in 2013. See it and compare your own ideals, perceptions and the reality.
Money, Power and Opportunity in the Late Modern City, or, isn’t it a shame J G Ballard isn’t around to see this?
This documentary by Alex Gibney, director of the Corporation amongst others, takes as its starting point the disjuncture between Park Avenue Manhattan and the other Park Avenue over the river in the Bronx. The former is home to some of the wealthiest people in the… Read More ›
This TED talk raises important issues about the intensification in the growth of inequality which can be seen throughout the world, particularly in terms of the the super-rich at the very top of the income distribution. It’s a good talk… Read More ›
Let’s take the example of historians. How equal are their career paths of women and men historians, our fellow social scientists (humanities scholars)? According to Alexis Coe, writer and journalist based in San Francisco, being married helps professors, but only… Read More ›