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But What If When a Sociologist is an Introvert?

Sampurna Das It was the final day of our research methodology course in February 2019, a few weeks from before our class was scheduled to start our studies. The instructor asked if anyone had queries about fieldwork. Most of us asked about ethical dilemmas. But one amongst us asked something that kept me thinking. He […]

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Emotional Labour: Why Is This Important In An Interviewing Environment?

Hayley Butcher Maintaining an awareness and understanding of the potential implications of our own thoughts, views and emotions as a researcher is of vital importance. Although individual biases and predispositions can never completely be negated, taking steps to reduce the impacts of possible biases – or an awareness of how they effect sociological inquiry – […]

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Writing Alone Together: Making Sense of Lockdown Through Hundreds

Katherine Quinn, Jonathan Orlek and Ben Cornish Introduction In late May, we established a tentative online writing project called The Hundreds. Adapting Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart’s project of the same name, our format has been to react to covid-lives in flash writing form – writing in 100-word multiples. Berlant and Stewart’s work flowed from […]

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Sociograms in Critical Methodologies

Rachel Benchekroun The egocentric sociogram – a visual representation of an individual’s relationships with others – is a powerful means of exploring social relations and participants’ perceptions and experiences of them. In my research on and with mothers with insecure immigration status and ‘no recourse to public funds’ (NRPF), participant-created sociograms – in the context […]

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Taken-For-Granted: Maps, Stories, Disruption

Jen Saunders I live in a coastal NSW tourist town, where the historical narrative—presented in museums, tourist information, public art and civic infrastructure—is one of white settlers, agricultural success and genteel progress. This is not unusual and most Australian towns have versions of this peaceful settlement theme, in which pioneers are celebrated but the frontier […]

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Book Review: Mundane Methods edited by Holmes & Hall

Mundane Methods: Innovative ways to research the everyday (2020) edited by Helen Holmes and Sarah Marie Hall, published by Manchester University Press. Helen Holmes is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester and a member of the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives and also the Sustainable Consumption Institute.  Her research explores […]

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#FEAS Performing Project P: The official unboxing of political, personal, and practical zines

Mindy Blaise, Emily Gray and Jo Pollitt WHO ARE #FEAS? #FEAS -Feminist Educators Against Sexism are an international feminist collective that was founded in 2016 and is committed to developing arts-based interventions into sexisms in the academy and other educational spaces. We use a mix of humour, irreverence, guerrilla methodology and collective action to interrupt […]

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Image-Makers in Residence: Sizing Up Gender (Ben Barry, Calla Evans, May Friedman and Mindy Stricke)

This month our Digital Theme is ‘Methodologies.’ Our Image-Makers in Residence are the research team and participants behind the ‘Sizing Up Gender’ project, based at the School of Fashion at Ryerson University, which uses arts-based methods. Follow us on Instagram at ‘thesociologicalreview’ for all the images. How do the round curves of fat flesh enhance […]

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Introducing November’s theme: Methodologies

Laura Harris on our annual digital theme of Methodologies.

Image by Sizing Up Gender (Ben Barry, Calla Evans, May Friedman)

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