Month: July 2019

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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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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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