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Weddings: What’s Love got to do with it?

Terence Heng, Instagrammer-in-Residence, introduces the work he’ll be sharing throughout April.

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Introducing April’s theme: Love

Sarah K Perry kicks off this month’s blog theme, with a taste of the work that we’ll be sharing. Photo by Terence Heng.

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Caring Labour and the Academy

Erica Lagalisse When women discuss the private sphere in public, subversion resides in both the form and content of the action.  I wrote these words almost ten years ago now, in a piece called “Gossip as Direct Action” published by Pluto Press.  I was commenting on the social dynamics of anarchist activist collectives, based on […]

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Call for applications: The Sociological Review Fellowship 2020/2021

We are delighted to announce that applications are open for our 2020/2021 Fellowship at Keele University.

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Care-full engagements: researching recovery from alcohol and other drugs (AOD)

Lena Theodoropoulou In October 2016 I started conducting empirical research with people in recovery from AOD[1]. Through the oral and visual narratives of service-users engaging with two recovery services, one in Liverpool, UK and one in Athens, Greece, I followed the connections emerging between the two fieldsites. As part of my empirical research with the […]

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Which came first, community or care? Observations of informal care among the elderly

Taru Silvonen Communities are often depicted as sources of various social resources from social capital to social support and informal care. Yet, social resources do not grow out of nothing and require communal settings where they can prosper. This blog examines the provision of informal care among older citizens in a community centre in Mexico […]

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Thoughts on radical care in African feminist praxis

Jessica Horn looks to the African feminist collectives developing forms of care praxis, often in response to crisis.

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March 2020 Newsletter

Calls for monographs, book reviews and digital submissions.

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Radical Care as the Foundation for a Better World

Introduction to a collection of essays and articles edited by Dan Silver and Sarah Marie Hall. Illustration by Fran Murphy.

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Making sense of the self through decolonisation

Riadh Ghemmour Once, an individual who took part in my PhD research told me, ‘research is a cure’ and in fact, research should help us understand who we are, why we exist, and what we are living for. Here, I discuss my journey in finding the self in research, through a process of decolonisation.  I […]

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On Principles for Decolonial research: Reflections on ‘love’ by the ‘colonized colonizer’

By Ahmed Raza Memon The Sociological Research Foundation’s Early Career Workshop with Prof. Linda Tuhiwai Smith made me think about aspects of work that we, as researchers, rarely touch upon, for example love. ‘Not the toxic territorial’ love – as Prof Tuhiwai Smith pointed out – but the one of compassion to those we engage […]

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Decolonising Methodologies – A Review of TSR’s Annual Lecture, 2019

By Carol Ann Dixon The Sociological Review’s Annual Lecture was given by Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith (University of Waikato, New Zealand). Titled “Decolonising Methodologies: 20 Years On,” the talk featured personal reflections on approaches to undertaking qualitative research, two decades after her internationally-renowned Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (1999) was first published. The lecture […]

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