The Super-Rich and The Poor

Backpacking in an Unequal World

Inequality raises strong emotions. It tells about a sensitive and painful topic: what do we think about ourselves and other people, and what others think about us.

The Super-Rich and The Poor examines the sources of inequality and how it can be challenged. The book takes the reader to Australia, the United States, Guatemala, Malaysia and Japan to get locals' views on this urgent, global, and ever-growing challenge.

  • Softcover; 260 pages
  • ISBN 9789523001978; Price $37.95; Atena Kustannus, 2016
  • Book title in Finnish: Superrikkaat ja rutiköyhät; Available in Finnish
…Authors want the reader to turn their gaze upon themselves. In Western countries, one can largely choose who to socialise with, how to dress, where to live, and what to do for work, and these mundane choices are empowering class society. A wake-up call is needed. Everyday choices are often taken for granted. The authors reveal us their own remedy: we should choose as we wish and focus on our own life regardless of the norms and ideals…

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