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The Sociological Review has been publishing high quality and innovative articles for over 100 years. During this time we have steadfastly remained a journal that pushes the boundaries of sociological enquiry, selecting papers of immediate and lasting significance. Our tradition extends to research that is anthropological or philosophical in orientation and analytical or ethnographic in approach. […]

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Call for Sociological Fiction

We are seeking submissions of sociological short stories that critically and creatively explore the social as well as the politics and consequences of sociology itself.

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Caring Labour and the Academy

Erica Lagalisse When women discuss the private sphere in public, subversion resides in both the form and content of the action.  I wrote these words almost ten years ago now, in a piece called “Gossip as Direct Action” published by Pluto Press.  I was commenting on the social dynamics of anarchist activist collectives, based on […]

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Care-full engagements: researching recovery from alcohol and other drugs (AOD)

Lena Theodoropoulou In October 2016 I started conducting empirical research with people in recovery from AOD[1]. Through the oral and visual narratives of service-users engaging with two recovery services, one in Liverpool, UK and one in Athens, Greece, I followed the connections emerging between the two fieldsites. As part of my empirical research with the […]

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Which came first, community or care? Observations of informal care among the elderly

Taru Silvonen Communities are often depicted as sources of various social resources from social capital to social support and informal care. Yet, social resources do not grow out of nothing and require communal settings where they can prosper. This blog examines the provision of informal care among older citizens in a community centre in Mexico […]

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March 2020 Newsletter

Calls for monographs, book reviews and digital submissions.

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Making sense of the self through decolonisation

Riadh Ghemmour Once, an individual who took part in my PhD research told me, ‘research is a cure’ and in fact, research should help us understand who we are, why we exist, and what we are living for. Here, I discuss my journey in finding the self in research, through a process of decolonisation.  I […]

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On Principles for Decolonial research: Reflections on ‘love’ by the ‘colonized colonizer’

By Ahmed Raza Memon The Sociological Research Foundation’s Early Career Workshop with Prof. Linda Tuhiwai Smith made me think about aspects of work that we, as researchers, rarely touch upon, for example love. ‘Not the toxic territorial’ love – as Prof Tuhiwai Smith pointed out – but the one of compassion to those we engage […]

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Decolonising Methodologies – A Review of TSR’s Annual Lecture, 2019

By Carol Ann Dixon The Sociological Review’s Annual Lecture was given by Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith (University of Waikato, New Zealand). Titled “Decolonising Methodologies: 20 Years On,” the talk featured personal reflections on approaches to undertaking qualitative research, two decades after her internationally-renowned Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (1999) was first published. The lecture […]

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Fiction: Karachi

By Shama Dossa ‘Granny’s Theory’ By Zeeshan Sahil Granny says The world is balanced on a cow’s horn. When it gets tired Of carrying the whole world On its horn The cow shifts the world to the other horn. Getting moved From one to the other, For a few minutes. The world is shaken up. […]

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Connected Sociologies and Getting Out of the Way

Here Yasmin Gunaratnam responds to The Sociological Review’s Annual Lecture 2019 by Linda Tuhiwai Smith.

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We’re making some changes to how we do online publishing!

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What are you worth? What is your value-in-exchange?

A satirical website exists called humansforsale.com. Asking: Have you been thinking about putting yourself up for sale lately? Ever wonder how much money you could get on the open human market? You are invited to fill out a form assessing your worth, against an array of criteria, including ethnicity; education; income; athletic-ability; weight; and sense […]

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Illusio and gendered marginalisation in DIY punk scenes

Megan Sharp and Steven Threadgold It’s about thresholds, you know? When every day, not just at shows or as a band member or even in any music space, you have to deal with men treating you like you’re incompetent, your threshold for bullshit gets higher and higher. And then these micro-aggressions get less and less […]

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