Society books

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Arrangements in Blue by Amy Key review – cathartic meditation on singledom
The poet’s Joni Mitchell-inspired memoir of her partnerless life marks an important shift in ideas about intimacy and solitude

Emma John

26, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Letter: John Eldridge obituary
Simon Murray writes: He was one of the few academics who appeared to know much about trade unions

Simon Murray

24, Mar, 2023 @2:19 PM

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Poverty, By America by Matthew Desmond review – how the rich keep the poor down
A Pulitzer-winning sociologist argues that the United States’s gross inequality is no accident

Samuel Moyn

22, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Travellers to Unimaginable Lands by Dasha Kiper review – how dementia changes lives
A clinical psychologist turns the spotlight on caregivers in this profoundly compassionate study

Alex Clark

22, Mar, 2023 @7:30 AM

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The big idea: why we should study the history that never happened
Dismissed by some as mere speculation, examining ‘what ifs’ can shed valuable light on neglected perspectives

Nandini Das

20, Mar, 2023 @12:30 PM

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Matthew Desmond: ‘The poverty rate in America and the UK should be zero – and I think we can get there’
For the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Evicted, a heartbreaking study of the American housing crisis, bearing witness was not enough

Tim Adams

19, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The Patriarchs by Angela Saini review – why it’s still a man’s world
Saini’s stirring, all too timely study of patriarchy asks how such inequality took hold, and persists, even while some matrilineal societies flourish

Natasha Walter

19, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Weathering by Arline Geronimus review – how discrimination makes you sick
A public health expert charts the cumulative effect of prejudice on peoples’ bodies, from heart disease to cancer

Farrah Jarral

17, Mar, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Saving Time by Jenny Odell review – clocking off
The artist and writer offers a powerful critique of the way we conceive of time in the modern, industrial world, and explores alternatives

Rebecca Liu

16, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Ravenous by Henry Dimbleby review – rage against the food machine
The Leon co-founder and campaigner points the finger at the forces that make modern diets so unhealthy

Patrick Galbraith

15, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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The big idea: in a disaster, bad help can be worse than no help at all
Emergency relief must be about money, not well-intentioned donations of goods

Lucy Easthope

13, Mar, 2023 @12:30 PM

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Furies: Stories of the Wicked, Wild and Untamed review – a slick and starry collection of short stories
Tackling gendered insults head on, A-list authors deliver a smart anthology of fun and fearless tales to celebrate Virago’s 50th birthday

Bidisha Mamata

12, Mar, 2023 @3:00 PM

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