Against Meritocracy

For our April public meeting sociologist Jo Littler will talk about her book 'Against Meritocracy: culture, power and myths of mobility'. The idea that societies should be (indeed are) founded on conceptions of individual merit, where the able or good rise and are duly rewarded, has become central to many justifications of inequality. In fact, as Jo says, the whole concept of meritocracy is deeply flawed. Who decides that a nurse is worth more than a banker? When our parents social and economic status remains the most dominant predictor of our future earnings how can it be claimed that we live in a meritocracy. 

To reserve your place please book via our eventbrite page.

As usual for My Fair London evenings tickets are free, but we will ask for a pay-what-you-can contribution on the night. This meeting is at a new and smaller venue, so don't delay reserving your ticket.

April 02, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Room GO1 222 Euston Road
London NW1 2DA
United Kingdom
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