Laura Basu is a fellow in the Media and Communications Department at Goldsmiths, University of London, and at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Utrecht University. She is the author of Media Amnesia (Pluto, 2018), and editor of The Media and Austerity (Routledge, 2018).
The political consensus on privatisation is finally breaking. But how was that consensus maintained through a decade of crisis? Laura Basu describes how the media’s fugue state is fuelling ‘free market’ capitalism.Read full article
From the Grenfell fire, to universal credit, austerity policies have dismantled the social systems that operated as a buffer against economic hardship. The books in this reading list implore you to fight back against austerity.Read full article