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Bauman and Contemporary Sociology – an interview with Ali Rattansi

Bauman and contemporary sociology – Mark Carrigan interviews Ali Rattansi about his book, ‘Bauman and contemporary sociology: a critical analysis’.

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The Undisciplining Sessions: Episode 4: The sociology of stigma and rethinking contemporary social inequalities

In this episode, our managing editor Michaela Benson talks with Imogen Tyler (Lancaster University) about her recent work on the sociology of stigma. In keeping with the theme of the conference, Imogen advocates an approach that recognises that sociological knowledge might be produced from outside rigid disciplinary boundaries; as she describes the political urgency of […]

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The Undisciplining Sessions: Episode 3: Decolonisation and anti-racist solidarity within and beyond the University

What should anti-racist solidarity within and beyond the university look like? In this episode, Chantelle Lewis, editorial manager at The Sociological Review, Adam Elliott-Cooper (Kings College London) and Remi Joseph-Salisbury (University of Manchester) discuss the challenges of doing anti-racist work within and beyond the university. They talk about how to build solidarities that weave together […]

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The Undisciplining Sessions – Episode 1: Cycling through Kansas in a time of Trump

In this episode our Managing Editor, Michaela Benson talks to Jenny Reardon (University of California. Santa Cruz) about her ongoing research which has involved riding through the wide, open grasslands and cow towns of Kansas. As she explains, this is a project that was designed to develop embodied knowledge of the land and to find […]

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The Undisciplining Sessions: Episode 2: Ending staff to student sexual misconduct in Higher Education

In this episode, our managing editor Dr Michaela Benson interviews Anna Bull (University of Portsmouth) and Tiffany Page (University of Cambridge) about their work with the 1752 group to end sexual misconduct in higher education. They talk frankly about staff to student sexual misconduct, highlighting how power is enacted in and through this, and stress […]

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The Undisciplining Sessions Episode 6: Developing a Feminist walk of Newcastle

This episode brings our Managing Editor Michaela Benson into conversation with Maggie O’Neill (University of York) and Holly Argent (Artist, Northern Charter), the instigators the Feminist Walk of Newcastle that took place at the Undisciplining conference. This was a feminist intervention in a city, which, like many others, has obfuscated the role of women in the public and civic […]

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Social Media, Global Social Theory and Sociological Activism

In this podcast our trustee Gurminder K. Bhambra talks to our digital engagement fellow Mark Carrigan about the possibilities of social media for public sociology and activism. The two projects discussed are Global Social Theory and Discover Society.

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The Undisciplining Sessions: Episode 5: Genealogies of race, place, stigma in the critique of territorial stigmatization

In this episode, Imogen Tyler, editor of The Sociology of Stigma, talks with Jenna Loyd (University of Wisconsin, Madison) about the neglect of grounded histories of racial segregation, displacement in the conceptual framework of territorial stigmatisation. Thinking with her empirical research in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jenna argues that race, racism and racialisation need to take centerstage to […]

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Care And Policy Practices

The Sociological Review is thrilled to be launching the latest of their 2017 monographs, Care and Policy Practices. This podcast was recorded at the launch event for the book, including talks by the guest editors Vicky Singleton, Claire Waterton and discussants Richard Freeman and Joanna Latimer. The monograph is available directly from us for only £10.00.  Originally posted 11th January 2018

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From the UK Referendum to the US Election: Class, Race and History

In this podcast our Digital Fellow Mark Carrigan speaks to Gurminder K. Bhambra about the common threads uniting the UK referendum and the US election: Originally posted 9th December 2016

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Maggie O’Neill on Productivity, Creativity and Freedom in the Accelerated Academy

In this podcast recorded prior to the Accelerated Academy in December 2015, editorial board member Maggie O’Neill discusses slow scholarship and the fast academy with our digital fellow Mark Carrigan. Maggie ran a seminar series at Durham University and edited a special section of Forum: Qualitative Social Research on these issues.  Originally posted 20th December 2015

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Roger Burrows on Metrics, Creativity and Scholarship

In this podcast recorded at the Accelerated Academy in December 2015, Roger Burrows discusses the metricisation of the academy and its implications for scholarship with our digital fellow Mark Carrigan. This is the first in a series of podcasts from the event which we’ll be publishing on our website. If you’d like to read more about these issues, […]

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Bird la Bird on queer history, invisibility and playing in the archive

By Mark Carrigan In the first episode of a new cultural podcast from The Sociological Review, we spoke to Queer Femme Feminist Performance Artiste Bird la Bird about queer history, invisibility and playing in the archive. These themes are all addressed in an upcoming project at the V&A: An Armchair tour of the ‘Queer People’s knick knack Emporium’. […]

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The Sociology of Occupy

This podcast is one of a number of special features highlighting our monograph, Radical Futures, collecting research from the FP7 funded MYPLACE Project. Phil Mizen, Professor of Sociology and Policy at Aston University, discusses his research on a local occupy camp and the broader questions of political sociology posed by the international occupy movement:   Originally posted 16th […]

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From Revolting Subjects to the Sociology of Stigma: an interview with Imogen Tyler

In February 2015 Imogen Tyler, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Lancaster University, gave the first The Sociological Review Annual Lecture. You can listen to her lecture online here along with responses by our managing editors Bev Skeggs and Sarah Green. In this follow up podcast, we spoke to Imogen about the background to her lecture and the […]

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