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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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What Happened and What’s Happening: Update November 2019

By Bev Skeggs I can’t believe it was over four years ago I wrote the last update, and when we held our first annual lecture. A few weeks ago we held our fifth, a wonderful session from Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith. There are many things happening at the The Sociological Review Foundation, which you will […]

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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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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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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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The Visual and Critical Representation in an Age of Impact

Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge Friday 6th March 2020, 9.30am-5.15pm The event has been funded by the Sociological Review Foundation and the Faculty of Education (University of Cambridge) and organised by The Politics of Representation Collective. This seminar engages with the politics of representation in an increasingly accelerated, regulated, metrics-driven, and marketised academic environment […]

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‘Always Fighting’

Gareth M. Thomas Why is it so hard to get the resources? You feel like you’re totally up against everybody. The State, the education authorities, whatever. […] It’s just a fight, it’s always fighting. This extract is taken from an interview with David. He is the father of Louis, a 15-year-old boy who has Down’s […]

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Disorientating Responsibly: Reflections from ‘Thinking on the Move’ with Blindfolded Walkers

Harshadha Balasubramanian We made our way down a busy street in East London, processing in pairs, with one member of each pair wearing a blindfold. Every blindfolded walker held the elbow of their partner who, through this physical contact, could serve as a guide. This was the walk I delivered at The Sociological Review’s 2019 […]

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Decomposing and recomposing through street-walking

Sinead Marian D’Silva As I scout for apartments in the ridiculous housing situation in Lisbon, I find myself confronting the awkward layering of the city. Involuntarily I amuse myself by observing the surroundings. At some places the pavements are narrow, while others wider than the road. This is relevant to an avenue I will now […]

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Waiting as domination, Waiting as resistance

Pankhuri Agarwal Waiting for the male officials to make decisions about my rights when approaching the state with a complaint. Waiting to sneak away a sanitary pad in a public place or an office. Waiting for the male guests to finish dinner, so that I can have dinner with the women of the house. Waiting […]

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Being in Limboland: having a parent with a young onset dementia

Mel Hall and Pat Sikes Once Mum is not alive anymore, I’ll be able to do what I want but I don’t know, I’m not really planning anything until that happens…It’s just limboland. (Vivienne, 22) It sounds really nasty but I’m waiting for my Dad to die…Waiting so I can start.  (Zoe, 17)  In some […]

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Watching, Waiting and Listening: Sociological Conversations on Norwood Ridge

By Paul Jones Led by David Kendall (@D_S_Kendall), a photographer and researcher with a background in visual storytelling to explore urban spatialities, the general idea of the session was to move around some sites near to the city, and to focus on our audio environments where and if possible. In general, we tend to pay […]

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