This Is What Inequality Looks Like
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THIS IS WHAT INEQUALITY LOOKS LIKE
by Teo You Yenn
published by Ethos Books
This book — an ethnography of inequality — addresses these questions. Formed by a series of essays, they are written to be read individually, but have been arranged to be read as a totality and in sequence. Each aims to accomplish two things: first, to introduce a key aspect of the experience of being low-income in contemporary Singapore. Second, to illustrate how people's experiences are linked to structural conditions of inequality.
The way we frame our questions shapes the way we see solutions. This book does what appears to be a no-brainer task but one that is missing and important: it asks readers to pose questions in different ways, to shift the vantage point from which they view 'common sense', and in so doing, to see themselves as part of problems and potential solutions. This is a book about how seeing poverty entails confronting inequality. It is about how acknowledging poverty and inequality leads to uncomfortable revelations about our society and ourselves. And it is about how once we see, we cannot, must not, unsee.
- paperback with cover flap: 288 pages
- product dimensions: 150 x 220 mm
- ISBN: 9789811437496