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The Sociological Review at the European Sociological Association Conference 2019

The Sociological Review is delighted to announce that it will be collaborating with Discover Society at 14th European Sociological Association (ESA) Conference, Manchester to bring you a midday special: ‘Making sociology matter beyond the academic journal’.

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Fiction

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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Afroeuropeans: Black In/visibilities Contested

A Review of the 7th Biennial Network Conference, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 4-6th July 2019 By Carol Ann Dixon “Black In/visibilities Contested” was the title of the 7th Biennial Afroeuropeans Network Conference, held at the ISCTE-IUL (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa), University of Lisbon, Portugal, 4-6th July 2019. In keeping with previous gatherings, this transdisciplinary event […]

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Politics of Representation

A Habitus Listening Guide for Exploring Educational and Social Inequality

An alternative approach that enables us to hear the complex poly-vocal voices of those living in poverty

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Marching towards Decolonisation: Notes and Reflections

There is tension emerging between the desire for both an inclusive and undiluted global decolonial agenda

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Book Review: Bauman and Contemporary Sociology by Ali Rattansi

Review by John Holmwood Bauman and Contemporary Sociology: A Critical Analysis by Ali Rattansi was published by Manchester University Press in 2017. Zygmunt Bauman’s sociological imagination was formed in post-war Poland where, in the 1950s, an independent sociology was beginning to develop (Bucholc 2016). Paradoxically, the dominant functionalist approach of US sociology could be described […]

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Politics of Representation

The Ethical Responsibility of Representing Disability in Children’s Literature

When writing a disabled character in a book, authors’ words carry enormous potential for harm and for good

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After Progress: Decolonial Alternatives (seminar 2)

Date: Thursday 12th September 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM BST Location: Goldsmiths, University of London, 8 Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6NW Room: Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) 274 Can we reimagine human and more-than-human arts of living and flourishing from the ruins of the modern idea of progress? Continuing our collective experimentation with this question, […]

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Book Review: Race and Sexuality by Vidal-Ortiz, Robinson and Khan

Review by Katalin Halász Race and Sexuality by Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Brandon Andrew and Cristina Khan, was published by Polity in 2018. Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (Ph.D.) is associate professor in the sociology department at American University (AU), in Washington, DC. Besides co-authoring Race & Sexuality, he coedited The Sexuality of Migration: Border Crossings and Mexican Immigrant Men and Queer Brown Voices: […]

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Literary Sociology: An Interview with Dr. Patricia Leavy about ‘Spark’

Interview by Adrienne Trier-Bieniek Acclaimed sociologist Dr. Patricia Leavy has published over twenty-five books, earning critical and commercial success in both fiction and nonfiction, and her books have been translated into numerous languages. She’s a leading research methodologist best known for her advocacy of arts-based research. She pioneered the method of “social fiction” which refers […]

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Monitoring Ethnic Monitoring

We need to constantly question and challenge categories used in government policy

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Book Review: Public Relations Capitalism by Anne Cronin

Review by Paul Jones Public Relations Capitalism: Promotional Culture, Publics and Commercial Democracy by Anne Cronin was published by Palgrave in 2017. Dr Anne Cronin is a Reader in the Sociology department, Lancaster University, UK. Her research focuses on consumer capitalism, PR, advertising and the logics of market societies. Her other books include: Advertising, Commercial […]

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