[NEW ARRIVALS] The Killing Fields of Inequality
AUTHOR: Goran Therborn
Inequality is not just about the size of our wallets. It is a sociocultural order which, for most of us, reduces our capabilities to function as human beings, our health, our dignity, our sense of self, as well as our resources to act and participate in the world. This book shows that inequality is literally a killing field, with millions of people dying premature deaths because of it. These lethal effects of inequality operate not only in the poor world, but also, and increasingly, in rich countries, as Therborn demonstrates with data ranging from the United States, the United Kingdom, Finland and elsewhere. Even when they survive inequality, millions of human lives are stunted by the humiliations and degradations of inequality linked to gender, race and ethnicity, and class.
But this book is about experiences of equalization, too, highlighting moments and processes of equalization in different parts of the world - from India and other parts of Asia, the Americas, as well as Europe.