Day: March 11, 2019

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Scotland, SNP and the Push for Independence: Ethnic Minorities and National Imagination

By Minna Liinpää After the Scottish Parliament formally backed Nicola Sturgeon’s call for another Scottish independence referendum, a choice between yes or no is potentially on the horizon again – and prior to UK leaving the EU if things go according to SNP’s plans. Theresa May has argued that ‘now is not the time’ for a Scottish independence referendum as Brexit […]

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Reconfiguring the Anthropology of Britain

Reconfiguring the Anthropology of Britain Originally posted Wednesday 17th May 2017.

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Private Troubles, Public Issues

Imposter Syndrome as a Public Feeling

By Maddie Breeze This blog is about trying to re-think ‘imposter syndrome’ in academic labour as a public feeling. I’ve tried to do this by using semi-fictional auto-ethnography – in other words by writing a story, drawing on my experience. ‘Imposter syndrome’ can include the conviction that markers of professional success have been awarded by mistake or achieved […]

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Analytical Boundaries as Ethical Boundaries?

By Mario Trifuoggi Qualitative researchers are often confronted by rather elusive ethical issues, for they usually study human subjects in natural settings where limited control can be exerted over the research process. Moreover, they are more likely to expose vulnerable or deviant groups and people who are potential targets for public contempt. Thereby, when it […]

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Looking at the Monkey Bars

By Craig Hamilton My living room is where I do most of my work. It has a window that looks out on a point halfway between a school and a park. My kids go to the school, and like all the other kids they play in the park when the school finishes. The park has […]

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Zygmunt Bauman

Ask Not What You Can Do for Ethnomethodology

By Robin Smith Since the 1960s, various sociologists and philosophers have taken it upon themselves to describe what ethnomethodology is, what ethnomethodologists should study, and what ethnomethodologists should learn from sociology’s professional troubles. In 1973, Zygmunt Bauman took his turn. As others have noted, there are various flaws in Bauman’s account and the article contains a number […]

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The Future of Intimacy: Love, Sex and other Life Projects

By Nathan Emmerich Earlier this year the UK High Court rejected an appeal from Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld to be allowed to have a civil partnership. Whilst this opposite sex couple could get married – something that is now available to same sex couples in England, Scotland and Wales, but not Northern Ireland – they and, it […]

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Why Sociologists of Religion Need Theological Training

By Elisabeth Becker “Sister, are you lost?” “Sister, are you lost?”   I only realize after he repeats himself loudly that this slender, barefoot man is speaking to me. He stands outside of the main prayer room at the East London Mosque, peering inquisitively at the floor beneath me, my embroidered pink headscarf and modest […]

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EU Migrants: Differences, Inequalities and Distinctions

By Simone Varriale ‘He [a colleague] used to call me ‘spaghetto’, once, twice, three times, four times, then I told him to stop […] I mean, ‘spaghetto’, I can take it once, twice, but we aren’t friends, we haven’t even had lunch together, or a coffee or something, how dare you […]’ Giacomo (37, Italian, housekeeper […]

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