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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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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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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Who Gets Believed? by Dina Nayeri – why asylum seekers struggle to be understood
For the author of The Ungrateful Refugee, all the world’s a stage; its gatekeepers – immigration officers, courts, cops – incredulous audiences that the most vulnerable have to convince

Stuart Jeffries

12, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Time to Think by Hannah Barnes review – inside Britain’s only clinic for trans children
The BBC Newsnight reporter looks at what led to the closure of the Tavistock Centre, and what it means to be transgender

Gaby Hinsliff

10, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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