LSE Department of International Development – October news
The Politics and Power of an Emotion:
In his latest book Shame, David Keen explores the function of modern shaming, paying particular attention to how shame is instrumentalised and weaponised. He points out that there is usually someone who offers an escape from shame—and that many of those who make this offer have been piling on shame in the first place.
Importunity: At the heart of Jon Lunn’s latest novel, Importunity, are two sensational trials that happened in Southern Rhodesia in 1923 – one hundred years ago this year – laying bare the evils of settler colonialism. White railwayman Iolo James defends his black domestic servant, Michael, in court against sexual assault charges laid by his wife, Doris. All three ultimately pay a heavy price. You can watch Jon Lunn in conversation with Jeremy Krikler about the book here.
Joint workshop between LSE and University of Nairobi:
A workshop on ‘Derisking Inclusion: Financialisation, Precarious Livelihoods and Social Policy’ was held at the LSE Department of International Development on Wednesday 13 September, organised by Kate Meagher from LSE ID, and Radha Upadhyaya from the IDS, University of Nairobi. The workshop brought together financial regulation scholars with researchers on issues of social policy, precarity and informality to explore how financialisation processes are penetrating into and reshaping social policy and informality on the ground in the Global South. Participants from Brazil, Germany, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, and a number of UK universities, developed new thinking on the distinctive ways in which financial derisking strategies are reshaping social protection in the Global South.
Microlending and the Financialization of Poverty with Sohini Kar (In Conversation):
Dr Sohini Kar breaks down what microfinance is and how it’s hurting women in India and beyond, she shares stories of the experiences women in India have had with microcredit programs, she connects microlending in India with predatory payday lending in the United States as part of capitalism’s financialisation of poverty, and finally, she offers truly transformative and empowering financial pathways for both investors and purchasers alike. Available on Spotify and Apple.
In the gold mines of northern Mali, “human life is nothing”:
Directed by LSE ID PhD candidate Aoife McCullough, the podcast series “Al Ummar Can” (“The people there”) invites witnesses based in abandoned villages in Niger to share their daily challenges. In this first episode, Moctar leaves for North Mali, where he hopes to work in the gold mines controlled by armed groups. Listen to the podcast series here (in French).
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- Aue, Luis and Hanrieder, Tine (2023) The quest for diffusible community health worker projects and the pitfalls of scaling culture. Critical Public Health, 33 (4). 485 – 494. ISSN 0958-1596
- Ali, Muez and Mann, Laura (2023) Misaligned social policy? Explaining the origins and limitations of cash transfers in Sudan. Development and Change. ISSN 0012-155X
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- Robinson, Alice (2023) Speaking with a ‘soft voice’: professional and pragmatic civilities amongst South Sudanese NGO leaders. Peacebuilding, 11 (3). 257 – 272. ISSN 2164-7259
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- Rahman, M. Feisal, Lewis, David, Kuhl, Laura, Baldwin, Andrew, Ruszczyk, Hanna, Nadiruzzaman, Md and Mahid, Yousuf (2023) Managed urban retreat: the trouble with crisis narratives. Urban Geography. ISSN 0272-3638
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