Day: April 3, 2019

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Challenging ‘Crime’ and ‘Crime Control’ in Contemporary Europe

By Ana Ballesteros Pena The last 13-16 September 2017, thanks to the support provided by the Sociological Review to Early Career Researchers, I had the opportunity to attend the 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology in Cardiff, UK Challenging ‘Crime’ and ‘Crime Control’ in Contemporary Europe. On arrival, I met a colleague who […]

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Launching Our Kick Start Grants Scheme

Originally postd 20th January 2018 As part of its support for early career researchers, The Sociological Review Foundation has allocated an annual budget of £30,000 for ‘kick start’ grants. The scheme is designed to support individuals or small teams of early career researchers pursuing field-based sociological research. We support discrete research projects and/or ‘pump-priming’ activities […]

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The Sociological Craft Project

Originally posted 20th January 2018 In the appendix to his famous The Sociological Imagination, C. Wright Mills offered a detailed description of his working practices as a guide for aspiring sociologists. He argued that we need “conversations in which experienced thinkers exchange information about their actual ways of working” if students of sociology are to […]

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From The Picket Line

During the strike we will be circulating news, opinion and resources in support of the action. Please tag us with #FromThePicketLine if you would like us to share something. If you are interested in writing a blog post about the strike then please contact community@thesociologicalreview.com! Originally posted 22nd February 2018

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The Future of Esports: Challenging Work and Gender Issues in Pro Gaming

‘Esports’ or electronic sports is the umbrella term for organised, competitive computer gaming usually played by paid professionals. It is an emerging entertainment market worth an estimated $1.5 billion and is comparable in size to many traditional sports, with audiences of tens, even hundreds, of millions of people worldwide. This one-day symposium sought to build […]

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Undisciplining: Conversations from the Edges

Originally posted 4th March 2018 The BALTIC, Gateshead, UK, Tuesday 19th June, 2018 – Thursday 21st June, 2018 We are delighted to announce registration for Undisciplining: Conversations from the Edges is open! Undisciplining challenges the presumed mainstream of sociological thought, its geographical assumptions and disciplinary hierarchies. Our manifesto argues that, ‘to renew the critical and creative appeal […]

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The Emotional Complexity of the USS strikes

By Ranjana Das I have been prompted to write this short note, partly reflexively, with the aim of recognising and working through the range of things I have felt as I have taken part in strike action in solidarity with colleagues across the UK, to save our pensions from being crushed. In other words, handing […]

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Call for Proposals: The Sociological Review Monograph Series

Originally posted 7th February 2018 We are looking to commission two monographs to be published in March and July 2020 respectively. The monograph series is an integral part of the journal. It publishes themed collections of articles of approximately approximately 80,000-100,000 words (around 256 pages). Dedicated to showcasing the very best and most innovative sociologically […]

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The Winners of our Seminar Competition, February 2018

Originally posted 2nd February, 2018 We’re pleased to announce the winners of our most recent seminar competition. Full details about each event will be posted on our events page in due course. Welfare Imaginaries Three seminars organised by Tracey Jensen, Kayleigh Garthwaite, Ruth Patrick, Sara De Benedictis and Kim Allen (Lancaster, Birmingham, Liverpool, Brunel and […]

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Call for Editorial Board Members 2018

Originally posted 15th February 2018 The Sociological Review Journal has been publishing high quality and innovative articles for over 100 years. It is a general sociological journal, covering all branches of the discipline, and its tradition extends to research that is anthropological or philosophical in orientation and analytical or ethnographic in approach. It focuses on […]

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The Highlights of Undisciplining

In advance of our biggest ever conference in June, we got together to discuss the event and what we’re hoping to achieve. Our Digital Engagement Fellow Mark Carrigan talks to Digital Editor Emma Jackson and Managing Editor Michaela Benson about the highlights of the programme, the ethos of the conference and where we might go […]

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The Moral Rhetoric of a Civilized Society

By Susanna Menis This year the annual Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference was organised by the University of Bristol Law School. I was able to attend thanks to the support that the Sociological Review Foundation offers to Early Career Researchers.  The main venue was the breath taking neo-gothic Will Memorial Building. The conference involved a tour […]

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Political Indignation, Protest and Privilege in Brazil

By Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos In the spring of 2017 I had the opportunity to organize a panel in the 1st Congress for the Association of Brazilianists in Europe (ABRE), which took place at the University of Leiden. Brazilian Studies’ conferences are not new and perhaps BRASA is the most known example. Brazilian studies […]

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British Sociological Association Conference 2018: Identity, Community, and Social Solidarity

Newcastle, UK, 10-12 April 2018     The 297-page British Sociological Association 2018 conference programme struck me, being relatively new to such things, as just a little daunting. And while I started to plan my time by cross-referencing the most apparently relevant of the themed conference streams, my partner quickly corrected me. “You’ll need to go through all […]

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