Professor Dame Henrietta L. Moore

Professor Henrietta L. Moore is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity and the Chair in Culture Philosophy and Design at University College London (UCL). A leading global thinker on prosperity, Professor Moore challenges traditional economic models of growth arguing that to flourish communities, businesses and governments need to engage with diversity and work within environmental limits.

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In The Media

Money for nothing? There are better solutions than universal basic income

Commentary

Offering free and improved public services gives a better chance of prosperity for all, says professor Henrietta Moore

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What is Prosperity for Africa?

Media

On 6 December 2018, Prof. Henrietta Moore delivered the 2018 Stephen Ellis Annual Lecture titled ‘What is prosperity for Africa?’

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In the face of climate change, ranking states by prosperity invites disaster

Commentary

Forget standings that put wealthy countries ahead of poor ones on the path to development, we’re all in this together

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Latest Research

'Community and prosperity beyond social capital: The case of Newham, East London'

UK

Using data from Newham, London, this article argues that a narrow focus on social capital obfuscates the complexity of community dynamics, leading to misconceptions about the causes of social fragmentation. In the case of Newham, we show that while survey data on social capital suggests that diversity is detrimental to community life, a more nuanced analysis reveals that it is in fact an important part of community cohesion.

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'Prosperity in crisis and the longue durée in Africa'

Africa

This article uses research from Kenya and Zambia to demonstrate how a long-running – but temporally and spatially variable – focus on agricultural productivity has shaped the character of rural life in Africa, and why it has consistently failed to deliver enlarged forms of prosperity based on quality of life and ecological well-being.

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'Super-diversity and the prosperous society'

UK

Drawing on ethnographic material from East London, the authors contend that, in super-diverse places, ethnic diversity could become a valuable aspect of community life, while inequalities in social, cultural and symbolic capital become central points of social antagonism to the detriment of prosperity.

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Events

Dialogues in Urban Equality #8 - Re-thinking Prosperity

Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Professor Moore will speak at the "Dialogues in Urban Equality" series on 19 March 2019

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Books

Still Life Cover

Still Life: Hopes, Desires and Satisfactions

Henrietta L. Moore

This is the first book which examines the nature and significance of a feminist critique in anthropology.

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The Subject Of Anthropology

The Subject of Anthropology: Gender, Symbolism and Psychoanalysis

Henrietta L. Moore

Written not just for professional scholars and for students but for anyone with a serious interest in how gender and sexuality are conceptualized and experienced, this book is the most powerful and persuasive assessment to date of what anthropology has to contribute to these debates now and in the future.

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