BSA Early Career Forum event: Situating austerity: The impact of locality on lived experience in austere times

Folkes, Louise ORCID: 0000-0002-7857-6953 (2021) BSA Early Career Forum event: Situating austerity: The impact of locality on lived experience in austere times. In: Situating Austerity: The impact of locality on lived experience in austere times- A BSA Early Career Event, 27th July 2021, Zoom. (Unpublished)

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Lived experience of poverty in a time of economic austerity is hugely impacted by locality. This unique event aims to bring to the fore how locality and place are entangled in the everyday struggles of populations hit hardest by severe cuts to public spending. Across different localities, we can see the impact of austerity measures play out in different ways. Whether it be research situated in London, where extreme wealth and poverty coexist side-by-side; seaside towns around the country with high levels of deprivation; ex-industrial towns and cities that have struggled in a changing economy; or areas that have seen regeneration and gentrification- the specificities of locality will shape the narratives of those hardest hit by restricted public spending. This event aims to open up discussion about the relationship between experiences of austerity and locality, whilst also reflecting upon the host university’s place identity- an affluent spa town where austerity still bites hard in certain communities. The event will draw together academics to discuss how locality shapes experiences of austerity and consider potential policy recommendations and ways forward which can improve the lives of people living on the margins.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Louise Folkes
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2021 12:59
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2023 12:52

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