Stephen Crossley is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Northumbria University. He previously worked on a regional child poverty project in the North East of England and has also worked in local government and with local voluntary sector organisations in neighbourhood youth work and community development roles. He is the author of In Their Place: The Imagined Geographies of Poverty (Pluto, 2017).
Stephen Crossley explores the manipulation of public discourse that has lead to the Othering of poor people; belief in social pathologies and moral inferiority, rather than in the material processes that cause poverty.Read full article
Stephen Crossley examines how analyses of former mining communities betray a stigma attached to disadvantaged people; promoting an idea of difference and thus social exclusion.Read full article
Danny Dorling asks: from the history of the Cold War, to the peril of the 2008 financial crash, what impact could a radical geography have in shaping political and social activism?Read full article
Foodbanks have become part of the landscape of austerity Britain. In this article a foodbank volunteer considers whether or not it is the right way to cope with food poverty?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