August 2020 Newsletter

New Monograph: ‘TERF Wars: Feminism and the Fight for Transgender Futures’

We are pleased to announce the publication of the newest in our Monograph series, edited by Ben Vincent, Sonja Erikainen, and Ruth Pearce. ‘TERF Wars: Feminism and the Fight for Transgender Futures‘ brings together international experts in the field, and covers topics including racism in the trans inclusion debate and the contestations of the ‘toilet debate.’ The Monograph is published as a special issue of the journal, and will soon be published as a paperback which will be available for £10 from our website or via Sage

For more information on the Monograph series, including future Open Calls, please see here.

Online First 

Our newest Online First papers include a discussion of the ‘the student experience,’ and how the formulation operates in different contexts, by Maike Pötschulat, Marie Moran and Paul Jones. Stefan Bernhard analyses the support networks of recent migrants  and Laura Way explores what ‘punk’ means to older women.

Find all our Online First papers here.

Bonnie Baxter & Dreamcrusher @ Trans Pecos, Queens NYC. Feb 2020. Photo by Richard R Ross.

Digital Series: Music and Sound

In July our digital platforms looked at the sociology of music and sound. The blogs considered disability in the context of classical music, the musical lives of W.E.B Du Bois and Max Weber, and the state of techno in lockdown. Our Instagram resident was photographer Richard R. Ross whose work was introduced by Geng of New York record collective PTP. We were delighted to share many playlists, including Lambros Fatsis’ on Black radical thought in sound and a ‘Peoples Playlist‘ compiled by our followers on Social Media. 

All of the ‘Music and Sound’ digital series can be found here

Steve McQueen, Year 3. Billboards at Coldharbour Lane, London Borough of Lambeth. Photo by Theo Christelis.

Digital Series: Sociology in Schools

This month our digital platforms are looking at ‘Sociology in Schools.’ We will be bringing you blogs on the sociology of Academies, whiteness in higher education and student’s well-being in the classroom. 

Our Instagram is putting a focus on Steve McQueen’s Year 3 project, a collaboration between Tate, Artangel and A New Direction (showing at Tate Britain until January 31st). We invited school-aged children to respond to McQueen’s project, and will be sharing their words on our Instagram.

Find out more about submitting to upcoming digital series including ‘Food’ and an Open Call for PGRs here.  

Solidarity and Care

‘Solidarity and Care’ continues to document, report on, and archive the lived experiences, caring strategies and solidarity initiatives of people across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This month we have launched the website in Spanish, as well as publishing reflections on working as a Nanny during Covid-19, the racial inequalities that the pandemic has laid bare, and much more

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