Gillian Evans

University of Manchester

Dr Gillian Evans is an urban anthropologist and senior lecturer of social anthropology at the University of Manchester. She has a special interest in the transformation of post-industrial cities, in particular London, England, with her research focusing on the material and social transformation of the Docklands and riverside industry on both sides of the River Thames. She is concerned to explain what it means for the societies we live in that once thriving industries and manufacturing sites like docks, coal mines, steelworks, potteries and so on have declined and closed down whilst a new service sector, retail, knowledge and financial services economy has grown and prospered under conditions that are increasingly liberal to capital interests at the expense of people living in poverty.

Books published with us

Title Post-Industrial Precarity: New Ethnographies of Urban Lives in Uncertain Times [Hardback, B&W]
Edition 1st
ISBN 978-1-62273-768-0
Published in January 2020
Title Post-Industrial Precarity: New Ethnographies of Urban Lives in Uncertain Times [Hardback, Premium Color]
Edition 1st
ISBN 978-1-62273-871-7
Published in January 2020
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