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ECONOMY

Let’s Have a Public Inquiry on Money

Adrian Byrne, Manchester Positive Money Coordinator The time for a public inquiry on money, finance and their effects on society in the 21st century is fast approaching. The last time the …

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FEATURESARF PUBLICATIONSSOCIETY

Everyday Life in Salford

I am pleased to present the book of Everyday Life in Salford. Through this project, we have supported six people to be able to represent their own lives through photography, …

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SOCIETY

An open letter to the Prime Minister: I fear for my children as much as yours.

Dear David, Like millions of us, I know you will be reeling after the horrific attacks in Paris. How can anyone with an ounce of humanity not feel compassion, grief …

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ECONOMY

Silk Road 2.0, Manchester city-region and the new global infrastructure space

Jon Silver, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Durham University The visit from the Chinese President Xi Jinping to Manchester is just the latest and perhaps most high profile moment in what …

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SOCIETY

Everyday Life in Salford Exhibition

SARF has been working with local residents in Salford to use photography and storytelling to reveal the ‘everyday’ experiences of participants, both in terms of the strengths they have which support them …

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POLICY

The Politics of Poverty and the Silencing of Inequality

Poverty in the UK is set to rise as a result of current government policy, with the Institute for Fiscal Studies predicting that the number of children in relative poverty …

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POVERTY PORN

“Being Poor is Not Entertainment”: Class Struggles against Poverty Porn

by Imogen Tyler The fate of groups is bound up with the words that designate them. (Bourdieu, 1984) Aust[ralian] election public sick of public sector workers and phony welfare scroungers …

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POLICY

Not racist, just resentful

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher, COMPAS, University of Oxford In continental Europe, governments, civil society and academics are increasingly likely to repeat the mantra that integration is “a …

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SOCIETY

Getting By is Hard Work

By Dan Silver Last month SARF co-hosted a community debate on Lisa McKenzie’s brilliant book ‘Getting By‘ with the M13 Youth Project and local Longsight and Ardwick residents. It was …

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POLICY

Were 2011 rioters sentenced more harshly?

By Dr Carly Lightowlers and Dr Hannah Quirk In the wake of the summer disorder of 2011, debate around the proportionality of sentences dispensed for relatively trivial behaviour, such as stealing …

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