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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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Akwugo Emejulu: A Sociological Playlist

Professor Akwugo Emejulu contributes the second “sociological playlist” in our July series. Introduced below, the playlist can be listened to in full here. What I Hear When the Streets are Talking  These songs are what I hear as I watch the protests for Black lives. I hear the sounds of Black joy, Black anger, Black […]

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Jack Halberstam: A Sociological Playlist

Professor Jack Halberstam contributes the first “sociological playlist” in our July series. Introduced below, the playlist can be listened to in full here. World’s End And in 2020, the world ended. What the waves could not batter down, what the winds could not blow away, what the feral beasts could not ravage, what the sun […]

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Book Review: Imaginative Criminology by Seal & O’Neill

Imaginative Criminology: Of Spaces Past, Present and Future by Lizzie Seal and Maggie O’Neill, Bristol University Press 2019. Lizzie Seal is Reader in Criminology at Sussex University. She is the author of Transgressive Imaginations (2012, Palgrave) with Maggie, and Capital Punishment in Twentieth Century Britain: Audience, Justice, Memory (2014, Routledge). She tweets @lizzieseal Maggie O’Neill […]

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Teaching Social Research Methods in a time of Crisis

Date & Time: 20th July 2020, 10am – 1pm Location: Online A discussion on teaching research methods in a lively and engaged way in a time of crisis How can we carry on teaching research methods in a lively and engaged way, without merely retreating into textbooks, during this time of crisis? The Sociological Review […]

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Civil disobedience contesting Cyprus’ partition: citizens acting against crossing points closure

Gregoris Ioannou As of mid-March 2020, crossing the dividing line between the northern and the southern part of Cyprus has been forbidden. Although the closure was termed temporary and only made possible through the appeal to, and exploitation of, the public health crisis provoked by global pandemic Covid-19, the process through which this was done […]

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Immigrants’ Rights Activism in Sweden, the United States, and Japan

Apichai W. Shipper International migration has become widespread as political turmoil in war-ravished nations is forcing people to seek asylum in more peaceful and prosperous nations, while economic growth and diversification of advanced industrialized countries lure workers from developing countries across borders. In response to international migration, policymakers have struggled to reinterpret or reform existing […]

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Report: Seven Thousand Songs

Victoria Adukwei Bulley on making MOTHER TONGUES As part of this month’s themed content exploring sociology and activism, we’re re-posting important work from the blogs and project spaces of activists and sociologists around the world. The following report was originally published in 2017 in The Poetry Review, and re-published by The Poetry Society online. It […]

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Fat Activist Podcasts

As part of this month’s themed content exploring sociology and activism, we’re re-posting important work from the blogs and project spaces of activists and sociologists around the world. This week we are featuring three podcasts broadcasting from within fat activist themes. Their self-penned blurbs and links to listen are below. Rebel Eaters Club – listen […]

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Three Stories About Egg Sharing

Becky Tipper (Stories and Exegesis) and Leah Gilman (Exegesis) Something and Nothing Addie’s turning her bedroom upside down. She’s thirteen next week and wants to paint it dark purple. The agreement was that Addie had to have a proper sort-out first, although Caron notices that a lot of things from yesterday’s black bags bound for […]

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Precquaranty

Eloísa Martín She opened her eyes and didn’t feel the weather. It should be like this in the womb, she thought, not quite conscious, not fully awake. She stretched her arm to the left side of her bed to notice that, again, her partner was not there. He was certainly locked in the home office […]

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Research by the developed on the developing – View from the “researched”.

Themrise Khan Sociological research into issues that plague the Global South is largely dominated by research institutions and researchers of powerful developed countries in the Global North. Be it academic or practitioner-based research into poverty in Africa, unequal wealth distribution in Latin America, or gender discrimination in South Asia, researchers from the North mostly define […]

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Dispossessed and Dispensable – A Visual Reflection on Covid-19 and the Social Determinants of Health in occupied East Jerusalem

Manal Massalha As part of this month’s themed content exploring sociology and activism, we’re re-posting important work from the blogs and project spaces of activists and sociologists around the world. The following visual essay was originally published on Progressive City. It is re-published here with kind permission of the author, and with new images added. […]

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Academia: A choice between people and buildings or a trick in a hamster wheel?

Lisa Overton with Rebeca Cruz and Myhanh Ha The Higher Education sector needs to change. This blog presents the initial analysis of 24 qualitative semi-structured interviews with women-identified academics about their experiences of the 2018 UCU-USS strikes focusing on ‘futures’ as a theme to examine what the ‘new’ University could look like. One vision reflects […]

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Where the Maya People Live: Land Management in Yucatán, Mexico

Dr Ana J. Cabrera Pacheco As part of this month’s themed content exploring sociology and activism, we’re re-posting important work from the blogs and project spaces of activists and sociologists around the world. The following blog post is based on the author’s research for their PhD thesis (2017) and was originally published in June 2020 […]

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Book Review: Hustle and Gig by Ravenelle

Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy by Alexandrea J. Ravenelle was published by University of California Press (Oakland, California) in 2019. Alexandrea J. Ravenelle is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. She tweets @ajravenelleNYC […]

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