SO478 - week 10

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These are my notes from November 28 for SO478 at the London School of Economics for the 2017-2018 school year. I took 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.

Capitalism, inequality and conjugated oppression


Class Racism by Etienne Balibar

From the 1991 Verso book Race, Nation, Class (PDF) which features various essays written by either Etienne Balibar or Immanuel Wallerstein. Chapter 12. No real takeaways tbh

Conjugated Oppression by Philippe Bourgois

On class and ethnicity among Guaymi and Kuna banana workers.

Ground Down by Growth

A forthcoming Pluto Press book by Alpa Shah (lecturer) and co-authors.


This lecture was given by Alpa Shah, Associate Professor of Anthropology at LSE, and Jens Lerche at SOAS. Held at the Behind The Indian Boom exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS. No seminar.

Focus: on the Dalits (at the bottom of the Hindu caste system) and the Adivasis (indigenous peoples) in India.