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Palaces for the People

Palaces for the People: Laurie Taylor explores the decline in civic life in both the USA and the UK.

Palaces for the People: can social infrastructure fight inequality and the decline in civic life? Laurie Taylor talks to the American sociologist, Eric Klinenberg. They’re joined by Kate Pahl, Professor of Arts and Literacy at Manchester Metropolitan University and Katie Williams, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments at the University of the West of England.
Producer: Jayne Egerton

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28 minutes


Eric Klinenberg, Palaces for the People: How to Build a More Equal and United Society, (Bodley Head, 2018)

Kate Pahl, Materializing Literacies in Communities, (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015) 


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