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  • Matthew Desmond

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How should we study social suffering?, Matthew Desmond, 2014, Paper, This commentary argues that intellectual fragmentation is not only bad for the study of poverty, prejudice and penalty; it is bad for the problems themselves. Considering new objects of analysis for research on inequality -- that is, critically reconsidering what it is that we should be studying in the first place -- is proposed as a viable preventative to academic parochialism and overspecializationLink