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Cultural Studies and the Challenge of Inequality Today

This panel event will consider the prospects for contemporary thinking within the cultural studies tradition to engage with current inequalities. 

Mindful of the historical importance of this tradition, dating back to the 1960s and including work by Richard Hoggart, Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall, feminist cultural theory, and Bourdieu, the panel will both take stock of these older perspectives and offer their thoughts on contemporary prospects.



Professor Tony Bennett, Associate Professor at the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney. His interests focus on the ways in which culture is tangled up in the exercise of power.

Dr Clive James Nwonka, Course Tutor for the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity, LSE. His research is situated at the intersection of contemporary realism and film policy.

Professor Beverley Skeggs, Academic Director for the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity, LSE. Bev is one of the foremost feminist sociologists in the world, her work has been significant in drawing attention to the intersections between class and gender inequality.

Professor Mike Savage (chair) is Martin White Professor of Sociology at LSE and co-Director of LSE International Inequalities Institute.


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