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Call for Contributions

Solidarity and Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic is a public platform supported and produced by The Sociological Review that documents and reports on the lived experiences, caring strategies and solidarity initiatives of diverse people and groups across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Sociological Review has long supported research on social reproduction, which we […]

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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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Texture

Textures of Hospitality in Homes of Refugee Women in Istanbul: Tactile and Affective Dimensions of Sociality and Agency

Susan Rottmann and Maissam Nimer As Sima buzzed me (Nimer) into the building, the scent of garlic, red pepper and thyme enveloped me in the narrow staircase, and I promptly climbed up to the second floor. When I had first met her the day before in a community center near Taksim Square in Istanbul, and […]

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Sociology & Literature

The Far Field: Sociological Reflections from Priya Sharma

This post is part of The Sociological Review’s exploration of what it means for something to be ‘sociological literature’. In this strand of the work, practice-researchers and sociologists reflect on sociological encounters with contemporary poetry and prose. Priya Sharma “I am thirty years old and that is nothing”, writes Shalini, the protagonist of Madhuri Vijay’s […]

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Book Review: Me Not You by Phipps

Me Not You: the trouble with mainstream feminism (2020) by Alison Phipps, published by Manchester University Press. Alison Phipps is Professor of Gender Studies at Sussex University. Her research focuses on the contemporary feminist movement, especially around sexual violence. She has also conducted a number of empirical projects on sexual harassment and violence in universities.  Review […]

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Texture

New Materialism

This month we are exploring ‘Texture’ across our digital platforms. In many respects, calls for a ‘textural sociology’ come in the wake of growing attention to the materiality of social worlds under what is often labelled ‘new materialism.’ Global Social Theory – a free resource for anyone interested in social theory from a global perspective […]

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Resilience in Entertainment, and Entertainment for Resilience: Lessons from Queer Digital Spaces

Mohammed Cheded and Alexandros Skandalis Our story starts with an initial observation of how our interactions with surfaces, objects, and other humans have changed tremendously, after touch and contact have become heavily policed during the COVID-19 pandemic. By discussing processes of prohibiting and policing touch and contact, we refer to such juridical processes enforced by […]

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Teaching Social Research Methods in a Time of Crisis

Emma Jackson This summer The Sociological Review hosted its first fully online event. The idea for this workshop started with a Tweet on 19th June 2020. ‘Would there be interest in an online meet-up for those of us who are planning methods teaching for next academic year? Particularly focused on how we are adapting more […]

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In Defence of Holism: textures and materials, words conversing with images, theory with practice, disciplines joined together

Tess Baxter In my artistic and academic practice of video art, I make work out of rather than in the virtual world of Second Life, an online space that is now seventeen years old. My video art includes archive and contemporary film, images and sound, and this reworking is both informed by and informs theory. For example, my video […]

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Image-Maker in Residence: Sarah-Joy Ford

With our Image-Maker in residence scheme we hope to push the boundaries of what sociology looks like, and to share our platform with creative practitioners and social researchers alike. This month, as we explore ‘Texture’ across our digital platforms, we are delighted to host Sarah-Joy Ford as our Image-Maker in Residence. Ford is an Artist […]

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Living in a Textured World: Sociology and Contextual Intelligence

Eduardo de la Fuente Textures are greatly underappreciated. Their importance significantly undervalued. Yet textures are pervasive in everyday life. From the clothing, tattoos and adornments on our bodies to the patterned surfaces of built and natural environments, from the ascription of qualities such as freshness and firmness to foodstuff to whether our experience of time […]

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Book Review: Black Men in Britain by Monrose

Black Men in Britain: An ethnographic portrait of the post-Windrush generation (2020) by Kenny Monrose, published by Routledge. Kenny Monrose is a researcher at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Sociology, and a College Research Associate at Wolfson College. Kenny is also a lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice and member of the Centre for the […]

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Sociology in Schools

“Geographies of hope”: A visual reflection on parks, places of play and schools in Hackney, East London

Manal Massalha[1] “If it wasn’t for the park, my eight-year old son wouldn’t have had the chance to interact with other children from outside our community,” said Ruth, my neighbour and running buddy, who is ultra-orthodox and whose son attends a Jewish boys school.[2] I first met Ruth in a local community swimming pool when […]

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Online Workshop: Social Science Fiction

Date And Time: Wednesday 9th September 2020, 8:30 – 9:30am BST // 5:30 – 6:30pm AEST Location: Online event An online workshop on social science fiction with Dr Ash Watson. Supported by The Sociological Review and the Vitalities Lab, UNSW Sydney. The facts, alone, will not save us. – Ruha Benjamin What can stories reveal […]

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Sociology in Schools

Over-representing Whiteness: On Educational Tactics

Niyousha Bastani In my research on the implementation of Prevent, a counter-extremism policy, at UK universities, I have questioned, what exactly do higher education institutions work to “secure,” and how? A policing mechanism that purports to prevent “radicalisation,” the implementation of Prevent in education institutions became a legal duty in 2015. At universities, its implementation […]

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Sociology in Schools

For the Abolition of Academies (and other connected institutions)

Kirsty Morrin For the past eight years I have researched, written about and argued against academisation in English schooling. I have done ethnographic fieldwork in an academy with an ‘entrepreneurship specialism’, considered networks of elite actors investing in the Academies Programme, and looked at negotiations with and resistance to academisation. The focus of this post […]

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Book Review: Ballad of the Bullet by Stuart

Ballad of the Bullet: Gangs, Drill Music, and the Power of Online Infamy by Forrest Stuart was published by Princeton University Press in 2020. Forrest Stuart is Associate Professor of Sociology at Stanford University and the Director of the Stanford Ethnography Lab. His research examines the causes and consequences of contemporary urban poverty. His first […]

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