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The Social Production and Distribution of Risk: Theorizing Class and Risk Society
Socially produced risks – ranging from financial crises to climate change – are of fundamental importance to contemporary economic, political, and social life. Given the central importance of these risks, the development ...
The Reproduction of Social Disadvantage in South Africa: mapping consumer credit scoring onto the ANC’s policy of ‘social transformation’
South Africa has the continent’s most sophisticated banking and credit systems with approximately 19 million credit-active consumers. Their credit profiles are based on automated algorithmic assessments that generate data ...
PUTTING A PRICE ON ENVIRONMENTALISM: A STUDY OF MAINSTREAM ENVIRONMENTALISM, CONSUMERISM, AND CLASS
In this thesis I argue that within Canadian society, mainstream environmentalism has been constructed as a consumer-based activity that fundamentally excludes low income households and serves to support a capitalist economy. ...