SO478: Social Scientific Analysis of Inequalities

These are my notes for SO478 at the London School of Economics for the 2017-2018 school year. I'm taking this module as part of the one-year Inequalities and Social Science MSc program.

The usual disclaimer: all notes are my personal impressions and do not necessarily reflect the view of the lecturer. Feel free to email me (ilostwaldo, gmail) with any questions or corrections.

This is the core module for my masters program and is taught by a variety of different lecturers associated with the International Inequalities Institute. My seminars are run by Professor Mike Savage in the Department of Sociology at LSE.

  1. Introduction (September 26)
  2. Global inequalities (October 03)
  3. Global inequalities and migration (October 10)
  4. Inequality dynamics in developing nations since 1980 (October 17)
  5. Marx and beyond (October 24)
  6. Reading week (October 31)
  7. Capabilities, poverty and inequality (November 07)
  8. Social mobility and inequality (November 14)
  9. Algorithmic inequality (November 21)
  10. Capitalism, inequality and conjugated oppression (November 28)
  11. Inequality and Austerity (December 05)
  12. Gender and inequality (January 09)
  13. Race and media (January 16)
  14. Equality and discrimination: legal issues (January 23)
  15. Why spatial inequalities matter (January 30)
  16. Health inequalities and policy (February 06)
  17. Reading week (February 13)
  18. Capitalism, technology and inequality 1 (February 20)
  19. Capitalism, technology and inequality 2 (February 27)
  20. Public Policy and Inequality (March 06)
  21. The New Global Public Good & Inequality (March 13)