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The return of inequality: social change and the weight of the past

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“The return of inequality: social change and the weight of the past”

Mike Savage. Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science

Talks with:

Raúl Abeledo. Academic Director Cultural Observatory, UV

Presented by:

Ester Alba. Vice-Principal for Culture and Sport, UV

Online talk YouTube Channel La Nau:

In the conference “The return of inequality: social change and the weight of the past”, the professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, Mike Savage, will address a crucial issue for our contemporary societies: the growing inequalities and the threat it poses to the very pillars of liberal democracies. As he thoroughly analyses in this book of the same name, recently published by Harvard University Press, deepening economic inequalities and the fracturing of social bonds are moving us further and further away from the democratic principles on which Western societies should be based. Ultimately, inequality threatens to return us to a past scenario characterised by the dominance of empires, dynastic elites and ethnic divisions, which we thought we had already overcome.

After the conference, professor Mike Savage will talk with Raúl Abeledo, academic director of the UV Cultural Observatory, about all these phenomena. The event will be presented by Ester Alba, Vice-Principal for Culture and Sport at Universitat de València


Date 3 june 2021 at 19:00 to 20:30. Thursday.


Place Online conference

Organized by

Observatori Cultural UV. Fundació General de la Universitat de València. Institució Alfons el Magnànim.