2024 Knox Lecture – Elizabeth Anderson (University of Michigan)

School III St Andrews

Title: "Categorical Inequality and the Economy of Esteem" Abstract: Social theorists have had considerable empirical success in modeling social hierarchy in terms of "categorical inequality." In this framework, entire social groups enjoy superior power, social esteem, and wealth over other groups: aristocrats over commoners, men over women, blacks over whites in the U.S., Brahmins over Dalits in ... Read more