In ten days I’ll get on a plane from New York and travel for 15 and a half hours to Kathmandu, Nepal. I’ll stay in Nepal for four weeks, living in a volunteer house with 13 foreigners, all volunteering at various organizations and institutions in and around Kathmandu. Some volunteers will work in hospitals or medical clinics, while others will teach English in local schools, community centers, and orphanages. There is even a program through the Ministry of Agriculture...
- What is Sexual Capital?We thought of culture as a disinterested activity but sociologists showed long ago that it is a form of capital, used to gain power, status or money. This book does to sex what other sociologists did to culture: it shows that sex, no longer defined by religion, now plays a role in the economy […]Dana Kaplan, Eva Illouz
- What is Sexual Capital?
- The Invention of the 'Underclass'At century’s close, American social scientists, policy analysts, philanthropists and politicians became obsessed with a fearsome and mysterious new group said to be ravaging the ghetto: the urban “underclass.” Soon the scarecrow category and its demonic imagery were exported to the United Kingdom and continental Europe and agitated the international study of exclusion in […]Loic Wacquant
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Energy colonialism and the role of the global in local responses to new energy infrastructures in the UK
Video abstract for the paper by Susana Batel and Patrick Devine-Wright (University of Exeter) Read the paper here.