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Politics of Representation

Monitoring Ethnic Monitoring

We need to constantly question and challenge categories used in government policy

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Global Sociology

Introduction to the Global Sociology Collection

By Irmak Karademir-Hazir and Luke de Noronha In recent years, there has been a growing awareness about the hierarchical structure of the academic fields. Increasingly sociologists put effort in to decolonizing their curricula in their teaching of the discipline. And many colleagues make an attempt to learn from methodological and theoretical perspectives that emerged outside […]

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“You would be branded an Eastern Researcher!”

The Global South provides a re-imagination of what could constitute as canonical sociological knowledges

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Global Sociology

Hacer Sociología Fuera Del Norte Global

reflexiones acerca de trabajar sociología del sur global en el Norte global

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Global Sociology

Searching for Classical Social Theory in Thailand

Thailand has deep traditions of literacy, scholarship, and philosophical thought

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Self-Harm

The Need to ‘Do Something’

By Akiko Hart And here we are: yet again, the need to ‘do something’, anything, about social media and self-harm. The latest furore, borne of the tragic suicide of Molly Russell, is part of a longer tirade against social media and against self-harm, by people who don’t understand either and would take them away from […]

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Self-Harm

Acceptance and Constraint – Contemporary Perspectives of Self-Harm on Locked Wards

By Rebecca Fish I began researching experiences of self-harm when I was working at an NHS inpatient unit for people with learning disabilities. In 2000, I embarked on an NHS funded long-term research study with my colleague, Helen Duperouzel, exploring understandings of self-harm from the perspective of care staff and the people detained in the unit. In […]

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Self-Harm

The History of the Contagion Hypothesis

By Sarah Chaney Whenever I’ve given a talk about the history of self-harm, someone asks the question, “But what about young people on the internet?” This often follows acknowledgment that self-injury – as an act and an understanding of or attitude towards an act – is contextual and historical. Yet somehow, the questioner implies, where […]

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How Might a Social Media Crackdown on Self Harm Content Actually Work?

By Mark Brown Social media as means of ordinary people sharing, discussing and meeting others has democratised the web. Anyone can post, respond, distribute anything they want. It has broken down barriers between people and information and made it possible for anyone, anywhere to discuss or learn about anything they want. There are no editors, […]

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