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Batik: Behind A Textile

Melike Sema Alişan “Batik actually is apart from reality, and it reflects the inward state by looking not at, but into and through aniconic symbols or symbols that are represented by something else. ” Forman (1988) People do not ponder their daily practices, the food they eat every morning, the stories they listen to every […]

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Textures of Hospitality in Homes of Refugee Women in Istanbul: Tactile and Affective Dimensions of Sociality and Agency

Susan Rottmann and Maissam Nimer As Sima buzzed me (Nimer) into the building, the scent of garlic, red pepper and thyme enveloped me in the narrow staircase, and I promptly climbed up to the second floor. When I had first met her the day before in a community center near Taksim Square in Istanbul, and […]

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New Materialism

This month we are exploring ‘Texture’ across our digital platforms. In many respects, calls for a ‘textural sociology’ come in the wake of growing attention to the materiality of social worlds under what is often labelled ‘new materialism.’ Global Social Theory – a free resource for anyone interested in social theory from a global perspective […]

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Resilience in Entertainment, and Entertainment for Resilience: Lessons from Queer Digital Spaces

Mohammed Cheded and Alexandros Skandalis Our story starts with an initial observation of how our interactions with surfaces, objects, and other humans have changed tremendously, after touch and contact have become heavily policed during the COVID-19 pandemic. By discussing processes of prohibiting and policing touch and contact, we refer to such juridical processes enforced by […]

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In Defence of Holism: textures and materials, words conversing with images, theory with practice, disciplines joined together

Tess Baxter In my artistic and academic practice of video art, I make work out of rather than in the virtual world of Second Life, an online space that is now seventeen years old. My video art includes archive and contemporary film, images and sound, and this reworking is both informed by and informs theory. For example, my video […]

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Image-Maker in Residence: Sarah-Joy Ford

With our Image-Maker in residence scheme we hope to push the boundaries of what sociology looks like, and to share our platform with creative practitioners and social researchers alike. This month, as we explore ‘Texture’ across our digital platforms, we are delighted to host Sarah-Joy Ford as our Image-Maker in Residence. Ford is an Artist […]

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Living in a Textured World: Sociology and Contextual Intelligence

Eduardo de la Fuente Textures are greatly underappreciated. Their importance significantly undervalued. Yet textures are pervasive in everyday life. From the clothing, tattoos and adornments on our bodies to the patterned surfaces of built and natural environments, from the ascription of qualities such as freshness and firmness to foodstuff to whether our experience of time […]

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Introducing September’s Theme: Texture

This month we’re exploring work that both studies textures in social lives, and that uses textures in social research.

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