Vickie Cooper is a Lecturer in Criminology at the Open University where she is Co-Director of HERC (Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative) and researches issues related to homelessness, criminal justice system, housing and eviction. She is the co-editor of The Violence of Austerity (Pluto, 2017).
Within our reach is the end of austerity, the restoration of the NHS, the improvement of the lives of underprivileged people and a Britain that is not governed by Old Etonians, city boys and tax-dodgers. Here’s our best Pluto books on British...Read full article
In spite of intense suffering by underprivileged, austerity continues apace, but how? Jon Burnett examines how the ‘benefit scrounger’ and anti-migrant rhetoric used by politicians and media mouthpieces sustains austerity politics.Read full article
Women of colour have suffered adversely at the hands of Conservative governments, yet, as Akwugo Emejulu and Leah Bassel reveal, groups like Sisters Uncut are leading the fight against austerity policies.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