Month: September 2019

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Book Review: The Psychologization of Society by Ole Jacob Madsen

Since their historical emergence in Europe in the late 19th century, unprecedented growth especially in North America throughout the 20th century, and increasingly global spread towards the end of that century and into the early 21st century, psychology as a scientific discipline, and psychotherapy as a field of professional practice, have been extensively charted by what is now a vibrant multi-disciplinary network of scholars comprising historians, sociologists and cultural critics, along with psychologists and psychotherapists – who themselves have long been in the business of writing commentaries and histories of their own disciplines, theoretical schools and scientific and therapeutic practices.

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Convivial Encounters in Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

What are the experiences of people who travel for cosmetic surgery?

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Book Review: Self Injury

Review by Veronica Heney Veronica Heney reviews Why Do We Hurt Ourselves?: Understanding Self-harm in Social Life by Baptiste Brossard (Indiana University Press, 2018), and Self-injury, Medicine and Society: Authentic Bodies by Amy Chandler (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Baptiste Brossard is lecturer in sociology at the Australian National University. His research agenda addresses various mental health-related […]

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Down the Pan Book Launch: New Directions in the Sociology of Dirt

Date & Time: 18th October 2019, 6-9 pm Location: Project Café, Glasgow The event has been funded by The Sociological Review Foundation Down the Pan: New Directions in the Sociology of Dirt This event celebrates the publication of Down the Pan, a volume that has brought sociologists together with anthropologists, philosophers, geographers and an activist […]

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The Sociological Review’s 2019 Annual Public Lecture – Decolonising Methodologies, 20 Years On

Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019, 17.45-20.00, followed by drinks reception Location: Goldsmiths, Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW The event has been funded by the Sociological Review Foundation and supported by the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Decolonising Methodologies, 20 Years On The Sociological Review is delighted to announce that our 2019 Annual Public Lecture will be given by Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith (University of Waikato, New Zealand) to mark the 20 […]

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Legal recognition of same-sex partnerships: A comparative study of Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan

Research shows that same sex couples are reflective and complex in their thinking and decisions regarding partnership and marriage

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Early Career Researchers’ Workshop: Decolonising Methodologies

Date & Time: Thursday 17th October 2019, 09.30-17.00 Location: Friends House, Euston, London The event has been funded by the Sociological Review Foundation #TSRECRDAY The Sociological Review’s Early Careers Researchers’ Workshop This early career researchers’ workshop will follow on from The Sociological Review’s Annual Public Lecture 2019 given by Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith the evening […]

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