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The Sociological Review’s 2019 Annual Public Lecture – Decolonising Methodologies, 20 Years On

Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019, 17.45-20.00, followed by drinks reception Location: Goldsmiths, Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW The event has been funded by the Sociological Review Foundation and supported by the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Decolonising Methodologies, 20 Years On The Sociological Review is delighted to announce that our 2019 Annual Public Lecture will be given by Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith (University of Waikato, New Zealand) to mark the 20 […]

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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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After Progress: Plural Potentialities (Seminar 3)

Date & Time: Friday 29th November 2019, 14:00 – 18:30 GMT Location: London Bridge Hive, 1 Melior Place, London Bridge, London, SE1 3SZ In the course of the first two After Progress symposia it has become apparent that, rather than an idea to be criticised, “progress” names instead an entire array of capitalist, colonial and […]

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Book Review: Compiling Maxwell Street

Review by Nirmal Puwar Review Essay of Maxwell Street: Writing and Thinking Place (2019) by Tim Cresswell, University of Chicago Press. Tim Cresswell is Ogilvie Professor of Geography at the University of Edinburgh. He completed a doctorate in geography at the University of Wisconsin, Madison under the supervision of Yi-Fu Tuan (1992) In 2013 he […]

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Fiction: Stealth Love

By Massimo Airoldi Aripiprazole: bingo! Side effects: orthostatic hypotension and cardiac arrhythmia. Precisely what I need to fool the health-tracking pillow kindly provided by our apprehensive HR colleagues, and enjoy an unpredictable day trip on an otherwise hectic Monday morning. I close the bathroom cupboard, put my mum’s old smartphone on the nightstand, and kiss […]

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Book Review: The Psychologization of Society by Ole Jacob Madsen

Since their historical emergence in Europe in the late 19th century, unprecedented growth especially in North America throughout the 20th century, and increasingly global spread towards the end of that century and into the early 21st century, psychology as a scientific discipline, and psychotherapy as a field of professional practice, have been extensively charted by what is now a vibrant multi-disciplinary network of scholars comprising historians, sociologists and cultural critics, along with psychologists and psychotherapists – who themselves have long been in the business of writing commentaries and histories of their own disciplines, theoretical schools and scientific and therapeutic practices.

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Book Review: Self Injury

Review by Veronica Heney Veronica Heney reviews Why Do We Hurt Ourselves?: Understanding Self-harm in Social Life by Baptiste Brossard (Indiana University Press, 2018), and Self-injury, Medicine and Society: Authentic Bodies by Amy Chandler (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Baptiste Brossard is lecturer in sociology at the Australian National University. His research agenda addresses various mental health-related […]

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Down the Pan Book Launch: New Directions in the Sociology of Dirt

Date & Time: 18th October 2019, 6-9 pm Location: Project Café, Glasgow The event has been funded by The Sociological Review Foundation Down the Pan: New Directions in the Sociology of Dirt This event celebrates the publication of Down the Pan, a volume that has brought sociologists together with anthropologists, philosophers, geographers and an activist […]

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Early Career Researchers’ Workshop: Decolonising Methodologies

Date & Time: Thursday 17th October 2019, 09.30-17.00 Location: Friends House, Euston, London The event has been funded by the Sociological Review Foundation #TSRECRDAY The Sociological Review’s Early Careers Researchers’ Workshop This early career researchers’ workshop will follow on from The Sociological Review’s Annual Public Lecture 2019 given by Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith the evening […]

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Towards a Red Feminist Horizon

University of Leeds Friday, 01st November 2019, 09.00-18.00 The event has been funded by the Sociological Review Foundation, CERIC and LSSI, University of Leeds and organised by Dr Kate Hardy (University of Leeds) and Dr Camille Barbagallo (University of Leeds Abstract For the last two decades feminist praxis has been washed in a particular shade […]

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Book Review: Prison: A Survival Guide by Carl Cattermole

Review by Kathryn Medien Prison: A Survival Guide by Carl Cattermole was published by Penguin Random House UK in 2019. Carl Cattermole is an author and public speaker. He has spent time in numerous UK prisons and actively campaigns against the unjust prison system. The book also contains contributions from Sarah Jane Barker, Jon Gulliver, […]

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Fiction: A Bench at the Side of the Road

By Jay Emery Just off to the side of the mini roundabout, where Pit Lane meets the end of the High Street, there’s a commemorative bench, obstinately anchored beside the pavement. Some locals objected when it was first proposed, protesting that the seat shouldn’t be in the Nottinghamshire coalfield at all, but in Yorkshire, where […]

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Taking Stock of Motherhood in the US and Europe Half a Century After Second Wave Feminism

Vanessa May reviews two new books: Making Motherhood Work, by Caitlyn Collins and Heading Home, by Shani Organ

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