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Book Review: Very Important People by Mears

Very Important People: Status and Beauty in the Global Party Circuit (2020) by Ashley Mears, published by Princeton University Press. Ashley Mears is an associate professor of sociology at Boston University and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. She researches and teaches courses on gender, culture, and economic life.  In addition to Very Important People, she is […]

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Book Review: Austerity, Women, and the Role of the State by Dabrowski

Austerity, Women, and the Role of the State: Lived Experiences of the Crisis (2020) by Vicki Dabrowski, published by Bristol University Press. Vicki Dabrowski is Associate Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York. Her research interests include gender, class inequality and the role of the state. She is a Website Review Editor for the […]

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Image-Makers in Residence: Museo Libre

An arts festival in Colombia resists processes of development through creative refusal, reimagining their shared spaces as a museum for all.

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‘A Sociology Of Class Without Feeling’ Reimagining The Politics Of Class In Sociology

Kirsteen Paton argues for advancing a sociology of class which is informed by a politics of class.

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Class and Materiality in Contemporary Russia

Nick J Fox and Tatiana Gavrilyuk In today’s Russia, almost four in five workers under 30 earn less than 400 US$ a month, and a third no more than 270 US$ (Gavrilyuk, 2019).  These figures reflect the emergence of an unequal society (Credit Suisse, 2018).  Those in managerial jobs fare best, with the wherewithal to […]

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The Contemporaneity of Class Relations

Ryan Nolan ‘Class’ is a fiendishly complex and dynamic concept. This is of course true for those working with and through class explicitly, but perhaps even more so for those of us working on social issues in general. We often hear talk of ‘the’ working class, ‘the’ middle classes, or indeed ‘the’ capitalist class, which […]

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Educating the Ritas

Sarah McLaughlin Educating the Ritas – My research into the interaction between habitus and field for working class women on an Access to Higher Education (HE) course. Willy Russell’s (1981) play ‘Educating Rita’ presents a biography of Rita – a white working class woman who returns to education as a mature student and faces conflict […]

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Introducing April’s Theme: Social Class

Paul Jones and Priya Sharma on this month’s digital theme. Illustration: ‘Dinner’ by Anthony Muisyo.

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Call For Applications: The Sociological Review Fellowship 2021/2022

Applications are now open for our 2021/2022 Fellowship at Keele University.

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Always Different, Always the Same? Museums in a Global Context

Above: Illustration by Olivia Wilson, 2021 Susan Shih Chang Most people have to been to at least one museum in their lives, and most of the time the experience goes like this: You walk into an displaying room with art pieces and artifacts, touching of which is not allowed, and you engage with these objects […]

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Vinyl: Creating Meaning in an Uncertain World

Samuel Aldersley It would be an understatement to argue that 2020 has been a wild year. Not least for those employed within music and the arts, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every aspect of our lives. The ‘new normal’, features as a common cliché that we are hearing continuously in the media, on the […]

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Slavery, Indenture and the Plantation Economy

Join the Connected Sociologies Curriculum Project webinar on 7th April 2021.

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Representation, Knowledge and Museum Community Engagement

Above: Illustration by Olivia Wilson Linnea Wallen We were walking through an empty museum exhibition space, talking about the photography display Clara had been a part of in creating as a museum community engagement project participant, when she said:  “We decided on the topic ourselves and picked poverty in the end. Modern-day representations of poverty […]

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March 2021 Newsletter

All our latest news, updates and events this month.

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At the Limits of Representation

Above: Illustration by Olivia Wilson, 2021. Pierre d’Alancaisez Social practice – a prominent and growing aspect of contemporary visual art engaged in social and political realities – has claimed a significant role in bolstering cohesion, empowering communities, and encouraging solidarity between social groups in past decades. It has therefore been a disappointment that in the […]

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