New Anarchist Research Group
Saturday 27 February 2016
Class Inequality: Narratives from the inside.
MayDay Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1 DH 2.00- 4.30 pm
While the 1% rule, poor neighbourhoods have become the subject of public concern and media scorn, blamed for society's ills. My research focuses on their stories from the inside. Having lived on a council estate most of my life I use my ‘insider’ status to tell the stories of working class people. My recent book 'Getting By' is set in St Anns a council estate in Nottingham however over the last two years I have been undertaking ethnographic research in East London specifically focused upon class cleansing and gentrification
Lisa Mckenzie is a research fellow in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, working on issues of social inequality and class stratification through ethnographic research. Lisa brings an unusual and innovative approach to research by means of her extensive experience of bringing the academic world and local community together.
Please note, that we have a new venue, The MayDay Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH. The nearest tube station is St Paul's, but there are others close by. For more details about the MayDay Rooms and how to get to there (including a map) go to there website: http://maydayrooms.org/rooms/visiting/