Centre-periphery Dynamics

Unequal distribution of attention

Power and influence? Invisibility? It all depends on where you are in relation to the centre of the social system.

Read more (in Swedish) HERE

See a presentation (World Speech Day 2020) HERE (and 2021 HERE)

Read an article in English (A Jean Monnet workshop 2020) HERE

How did you (not) end up in the centre?

People pay attention to you if you have something they want:

  • Social capital (friends, connections)

  • Economic capital (money, assets)

  • Cultural capital (style, knowledge, experience)

  • Physical capital (looks, strength, health)