Day: April 13, 2019

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Book Review: Digital Food Activism by Tanja Schneider, Karin Eli, Catherine Dolan and Stanley Ulijaszek

Review by Rebecca Sandover Digital Food Activism by Tanja Schneider, Karin Eli, Catherine Dolan and Stanley Ulijaszek was published byRoutledge in 2018. Digital Food Activism is an important and emerging field within the social sciences that has had little detailed consideration by scholars. The authors of Digital Food Activismstate in their introduction “This is the first volume to […]

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Book Review: Towards Corporeal Cosmopolitanism by Anjana Raghavan

Review by Senthorun Raj Dr. Anjana Raghavan is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Her work is located at the interstices of decolonial and queer feminisms, political philosophies and critical theory-praxis. She has published work on “corporeal cosmopolitanism”, […]

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Book Review: Experimental Practice by Dimitris Papadopoulos

Review by Nicholas Beuret Dimitris Papadopoulos is Professor of Science, Technology and Society and Director of the Institute for Science and Society at the University of Nottingham. His work in science and technology studies, social theory and social change has been published in numerous journals and in several books. He is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow working […]

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Sorry To Interrupt. It’s My Job

By Teresa Perez It’s been nearly eight weeks since I returned from The Sociological Review’s writing retreat. Facilitated by Rowena Murray on her home turf in Scotland, there are four phrases that have endured. I can’t prove causality but when I hear these phrases in my head, they always have a Scottish accent. In 1000 […]

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The Sociological Review award for Outstanding Scholarship 2017

Originally posted 21st December 2018 We are delighted to announce that The Sociological Review award for Outstanding Scholarship 2017 has been awarded to Kirsteen Paton, Vikki McCall, and Gerry Mooney for their article Place revisited: class, stigma and urban restructuring in the case of Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games. As well as receiving a prize of £100  in […]

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Fiction: Who Are Your Friends?

By Caroline Osella Check-in done, security over – only the formality of immigration now and she’d be leaving India. Her phone was pinging non-stop but she couldn’t stop to catch up on the latest baby or dog photos from the family WhatsApp, nor to read all the ‘goodby and safe journey’ messages and memes from […]

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Book Review: Shell Shocked: The Social Response to Terrorist Attacks by Gérôme Truc

Review by Dr Anne Eyre Gérôme Truc is a sociologist and tenured research fellow at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and member of the Institut des Sciences sociales du Politique, based at the University Paris Nanterre and the ENS Paris-Saclay. His work focuses primarily on social reactions to terrorist attacks and their memorialisation, and more generally on […]

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The Great British Nostalgia Fest

By Julia Bennett As the ninth season of Great British Bake Off (GBBO) reached its climax recently it is a good time to question the continuing prevalence of the title Great British something. This is used everywhere that just ‘British’ would do – not only across a number of BBC programmes (Great British Railway journeys, Great British Menu […]

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The Winners of our Seminar Competition, December 2018

Originally posted 13th December 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. Artful Fat, a single seminar organised by Karen Throsby and Bethan Evans at University of Leeds Anti-racist and ‘decolonial’ activism in the academy […]

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Book Review: The Urban Politics of Squatters’ Movements edited by Miguel A. Martinez Lopez

Review by Rhiannon Craft Miguel A. Martinez Lopez is Professor of Sociology at the IBF-Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University (Sweden). He was previously affiliated with the City University of Hong Kong and the Complutense University of Madrid. Since 2009 he is a member of the activist-research network SqEK (Squatting Everywhere Kollective). He […]

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The Mental State of Gothenburg 
– Sociological Interviews as Theatre

By Helena Holgersson There are many occupations that involve telling about society – as Howard Becker puts it – authors, playwrights, filmmakers, photographers, journalists, artists and sociologists. Our portrayals are different and aimed to a certain extent at different audiences. But we frequently comment on the same phenomena¹. In the theatre project The Mental States of […]

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Awaiting a Sociology of Global Academia

By Fabian Cannizzo and Nick Osbaldiston Across many borders, higher education has become a mass system, integrated into not only the broadest expanse of national economies, but also interlinking nations in their own right. Higher education is Australia’s third largest export sector and largest service export, reflecting its relevance to global political economy. Steven Ward has noted that, within […]

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Anti-Racism in ‘Post-Racial’ Times

By Remi Joseph-Salisbury ‘… but then as a coloured anti-British libtard of course you would not like one of the greatest ENGLISHMEN of all time.’ This was just one of many responses to a comment piece that – following the decision to depict Winston Churchill on the new £5 note – I was invited to […]

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Undisciplining and the Board Game Workshop

Reposted from Tactile Academia with the kind permission of the Alke Groppel-Wegener. First appeared online: 22nd June 2018 After thinking about this workshop, how to present it and preparing for the workshop in more detail, on the 19th June 2018 it was finally here: The Make Your Own Sociological Research Board Game workshop run by myself and Katy Vigurs […]

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