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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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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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Book Review: Manufacturing Happy Citizens by Cabanas and Illouz

Review by William Fleming Manufacturing Happy Citizens: How the Science and Industry of Happiness Control our Lives by Edgar Cabanas and Eva Illouz was published by Polity Press in 2019. Edgar Cabanas is Research Fellow at Universidad Camilo José Cela. He is the co-author of Manufacturing Happy Citizens: How the Industry and Science of Happiness Control our […]

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Book Review: Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women by Silvia Federici

Review by Asiya Islam Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women by Silvia Federici was published by PM Press in 2018. Silvia Federici is a feminist activist, teacher and writer. In the 1970s, she was one of the founders of the International Campaign for Wages for Housework. She was also one of the founders of the Committee for Academic […]

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IIEMCA2019: The practice of positive evaluation as a transition between tasks in educational interaction

By Angeliki Balantani The post-PhD process is not a straightforward one; funding has finished and now you are competing for funding bids for a postdoc with other scholars from a range of social sciences. It can be a frustrating and demotivating process. Two years after completing my PhD, I was accepted to present at two […]

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Book Review: Veiling in Fashion by Anna-Mari Almila

Review by Naaz Rashid Veiling in Fashion: Space and the Hijab in Minority Communities by Anna-Mari Almila was published by Bloomsbury in 2019. Anna-Mari Almila is Research Fellow in Sociology of Fashion at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. She writes in the fields of cultural, global and historical sociology, and her […]

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Money, Power, and Inequality within Marriage among Palestinian Families in Israel

By Tal Meler “I do not have such a way to save money for myself. All the money I receive is from my husband, and he is aware of it” (Ruba, 36, a mother of three who had a bachelor’s degree, unemployed) Economic practices between couples are constructed and shaped by cultural practices, religion, and […]

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2020 Seminar Series Competition Results

Congratulations to the successful candidates for this year’s Sociological Review Seminar Series competition:  Konstanze Spohrer, Rosie Germain, Carly Bagelman for a single seminar event entitled Funds of Knowledge for the 21st century: Towards pedagogical justice in diverse societies, Liverpool Hope University. Lakshmi Bose, Rebecca Gordon, Arif Naveed, Sharon Walker for a single seminar event entitled The Visual and Critical […]

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Book Review: Regeneration Songs

This is the first time I’ve listened to a soundtrack, to read a book, which is influenced by a three-minute soundless film and it was a refreshing and immersive experience.

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Artful Fat: Lessons from Leeds

By Daisy May Barker On the 9th of April 2019 I escaped a day of frantic dissertation writing to make the journey to Leeds University for the ‘Artful Fat’ symposium. The event was hosted by Karen Throsby and Bethan Evans, and funded by The Sociological Review. I was drawn to the event due to my […]

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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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Convivial Encounters in Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

What are the experiences of people who travel for cosmetic surgery?

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