RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014

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115 'Class, Politics, and Representation in London in the 19th and 21st Centuries: Similarities and Differences', a lecture sponsored by Antipode
Convenor(s) Jenny Pickerill (The University of Sheffield, UK)
Andrew Kent (Antipode)
Rhiannon Rees (Wiley)
Chair(s) Jenny Pickerill (The University of Sheffield, UK)
Timetable Wednesday 27 August 2014, Session 4 (16:50 - 18:30)
Room RGS-IBG Ondaatje Theatre
Session abstract Sponsored by The Antipode Foundation and Wiley

Queen Mary University of London professors Gareth Stedman Jones and Jane Wills will discuss their work on class, politics and representation in London from the 19th to 21st century. A Professor of the History of Ideas, Gareth's recently re-published Outcast London: A Study in the Relationship Between Classes in Victorian Society examines representations of the city produced by politicians, religious leaders, novelists and social investigators looking at the uncertainty and volatility of working class life subject to the vagaries of the world economy, and explores their relation to charitable institutions and the nascent welfare state. A Professor of Human Geography, Jane's research on work, precarious employment, and labour politics, and community organising and the living wage campaign, looks at - and, indeed, participates in - representations of contemporary London's injustices and inequalities, struggling to interpret and change a place perhaps not so different from its past.
Contact the conference organisers to request a change to session or paper details: AC2014@rgs.org
Co-producing knowledges of the city: Class, politics and representation in London, from the 19th to 21st century
Jane Wills (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Gareth Stedman Jones (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
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