Day: April 2, 2019

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Call for Blog Posts: Populism, People and the Media

Originally posted Wednesday 30th May 2018 Political life in the West has become increasingly volatile and polarised. Anger at elites, disillusion with established forms of representation and experience of economic uncertainty has led to a growth of support for populist parties. This resurgence of ‘populism’ – clearly articulated in the 2016 EU referendum and US […]

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Call for Blog Posts: Sharing is the “new black”? A sociology of the Sharing Economy

Originally posted 31st May 2018 Since the 2013 cover of The Economist, the hype around “the rise of the sharing economy” has been significant. It has provoked excitement for a new economy based on horizontal collaboration and supported by digital technologies. But it has also generated criticism concerning its implications for society. This is fuelling […]

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#Undisciplining

Sunday 17th June 2018 The Sociological Review team is currently in Gateshead, preparing for Undisciplining which commences on Monday with our Early Career Researcher day before the main conference starts on Tuesday. We have a fabulous line up, encompassing everything from films to walks, departing from the traditional conference format to produce something more akin to […]

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My Academic Diary: Salma Patel

7:00 – My body awakes naturally around 7am. I usually wake up earlier (especially in the summer) but I recently invested in blackout blinds as well as blackout curtains, which means I can sleep past 6am, which is great. Like many I suspect, my hand goes straight for my phone. In an attempt to fully […]

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The Sociological Review Fellowship 2018/2019

Originally posted 29th June 2018 The Editorial Board of The Sociological Review is pleased to launch their writing fellowship for 2018/2019. This is open to early career social scientists working in any area of sociology, social anthropology or related disciplines. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide early career sociologists and social anthropologists with […]

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What Did You Think of #Undisciplining?

Originally posted 29th June 2018 What did you think of #undisciplining?

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About the Silence of Men – and About My Own

By Ralf Wetzel My name is Ralf, I am 47 years old, trained as electro-mechanic, though ending up as a Business School Professor living and working in what is called ‘the heart of Europe’. I have been an academic for 25 years, being in deep love with social and organizational theory. I am divorced, with […]

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The Future of Book Reviews at The Sociological Review

Originally posted 2nd April 2018. We are pleased to announce that Charlotte Bates has joined The Sociological Review as our new Reviews Editor. She replaces Mark Featherstone who recently stepped down after over a decade in the role. We’d like to thank Mark for everything he has done for the journal and his sterling work over many years. Charlotte […]

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Book Review: Metric Power by David Beer

Review by Rolland Munro David Beer is Reader in Sociology at the University of York and is a co-editor at Theory, Culture & Society. Metric Power is now available in paperback (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and his next book, The Data Gaze, will be published by Sage later in 2018. This week I advised my son, a Head Chef in […]

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Book Review: Tragic Encounters and Ordinary Ethics: Palestine-Israel in British Universities by Ruth Sheldon

Review by Mathew Guest Ruth Sheldon is a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. She is an ethnographer whose research focuses on exploring ethical, political and theological encounters within public institutions and everyday life. Tragic Encounters and Ordinary Ethics: Palestine-Israel in British Universities (2016) is published by Manchester University Press. […]

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Book Review: The Cynical Educator by Ansgar Allen

Review by Gary Peters Ansgar Allen is a lecturer in education at the University of Sheffield, UK, and is the author of Benign Violence: Education in and beyond the Age of Reason (2014, Palgrave), The Cynical Educator(2017, Mayfly), and Education and Philosophy: An Introduction (2017, Sage) with Roy Goddard. On the very day that I write this review of Ansgar […]

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Book Review: Down’s Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics by Gareth Thomas

Review by Priscilla Alderson Gareth Thomas is a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, UK. He is a sociologist interested in medicine, disability, stigma, reproduction, and place. His first research monograph – Down’s Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics: Care, Choice, and Disability in the Prenatal Clinic – was published by Routledge in March […]

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Book Review: Nakedness, Shame, and Embarrassment by Barbara Górnicka

Review by Norman Gabriel Dr Barbara Górnicka currently lectures in the School of Sociology at University College Dublin. She is the Associate Editor of Human Figurations Journal, and the Editor of Figurations, the newsletter of the Norbert Elias Foundation. Her research interests range from all things ‘bodily’ (especially matters relating to sexuality and emotions such […]

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Book Review: Chinese-British intermarriage by Yang Hu

Review by Daniel Nehring Yang Hu is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University, UK. He is also an early career fellow at the Work Family Researchers Network, USA. His research focuses on the sociology of families and intimate relationships, race/ethnicity and migration, and East Asian societies. His first book Chinese-British Intermarriage: Disentangling […]

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Book Review: Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: A Shared Story?

Review by Ivan Kalmar James Renton is Reader in History at Edge Hill University, and Academic Advisor at MONITOR Global Intelligence on Racism at the European University Institute. His research focuses on race, empire, and global politics, from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Most recently, he is the editor of ‘Islamophobia and Surveillance: Genealogies of a […]

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