Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621169
Title:
The production and reproduction of inequality in the UK in times of austerity
Authors:
Nunn, Alex ( 0000-0002-1362-2170 )
Abstract:
Inequality appears to be back on the intellectual and political agenda. This paper provides a commentary on this renewed interest, drawing on an empirical discussion of inequality in the UK. The paper argues that inequality should be seen as produced in the inherently unequal social relations of production, drawing attention to the role of social struggle in shaping dynamics of inequality. However, inequality is not just produced in dynamic class struggle in the formal economy, but also through the social reproduction of labour power on a day-to-day and inter-generational basis. As such, inequalities of household resources at any point in time may be reproductive of greater future inequality. It is argued that inequality has risen in the UK over recent decades because of changes in the social relations of production in the formal economy and social reproduction in the domestic sector, both of which have witnessed significant state interventions that have increased structural inequalities. It is argued that, absent of significant change, the underpinning structural dynamics in the UK will lead to further increases in inequality over the short and longer-term. Given this, we might expect to see an already emergent ‘New Politics of Inequality’ intensifying in the coming decades.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Nunn, A. (2016) 'The production and reproduction of inequality in the UK in times of austerity', British Politics, DOI: 10.1057/s41293-016-0040-6
Publisher:
Springer; Palgrave Macmillan
Journal:
British Politics
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621169
DOI:
10.1057/s41293-016-0040-6
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/10.1057/s41293-016-0040-6; http://rdcu.be/m66P
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1746918X; 17469198
Sponsors:
n/a
Appears in Collections:
Identity, Conflict & Representation Research Centre; Department of Social Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorNunn, Alexen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-15T11:07:43Z-
dc.date.available2016-12-15T11:07:43Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationNunn, A. (2016) 'The production and reproduction of inequality in the UK in times of austerity', British Politics, DOI: 10.1057/s41293-016-0040-6en
dc.identifier.issn1746918X-
dc.identifier.issn17469198-
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/s41293-016-0040-6-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621169-
dc.description.abstractInequality appears to be back on the intellectual and political agenda. This paper provides a commentary on this renewed interest, drawing on an empirical discussion of inequality in the UK. The paper argues that inequality should be seen as produced in the inherently unequal social relations of production, drawing attention to the role of social struggle in shaping dynamics of inequality. However, inequality is not just produced in dynamic class struggle in the formal economy, but also through the social reproduction of labour power on a day-to-day and inter-generational basis. As such, inequalities of household resources at any point in time may be reproductive of greater future inequality. It is argued that inequality has risen in the UK over recent decades because of changes in the social relations of production in the formal economy and social reproduction in the domestic sector, both of which have witnessed significant state interventions that have increased structural inequalities. It is argued that, absent of significant change, the underpinning structural dynamics in the UK will lead to further increases in inequality over the short and longer-term. Given this, we might expect to see an already emergent ‘New Politics of Inequality’ intensifying in the coming decades.en
dc.description.sponsorshipn/aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1057/s41293-016-0040-6en
dc.relation.urlhttp://rdcu.be/m66Pen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to British Politicsen
dc.subjectInequalityen
dc.subjectFeminismen
dc.subjectMarxismen
dc.subjectProductionen
dc.subjectReproductionen
dc.subjectStratificationen
dc.titleThe production and reproduction of inequality in the UK in times of austerityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Politicsen
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