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Why are conductors usually middle-class men? Questioning authority in classical music

By Anna Bull In my early 20s, after training for 15 years as a classical musician, suddenly I came to a point where I could no longer work under conductors. Something in me had grown increasingly uncomfortable with this mode of human – and gendered – interaction. Years later, carrying out my PhD research into […]

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Soho: Dédale

By Magali Peyrefitte The photographs in this slideshow entitled ‘Soho: Dédale’ were taken as part of a larger multi-sensory and multi-media ethnography of Soho (London) with the Baseline Project. They also formed part of my final project for an MA in Photography pursued in order to complement my academic practice. Soho is undergoing a rapid […]

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The Barber Shop

By Bethan Harries The Barber Shop captures the genteel everyday convivialities of life in a male hairdressers. The multicultural neighbourhood in which the film is set has often found itself at the centre of questions about how we live together, typically through a lens that problematises difference. This film steps away from engaging with these […]

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Annual Lecture 2018: Unthinking Sociology and Overcoming its History Deficit

Our Annual Lecture 2018 took place at Undisciplining, with Professor Satnam Virdee (University of Glasgow) and responses from Dr Sivamohan Valluvan (University of Warwick) and Professor Bev Skeggs (London School of Economics and Political Science). The team from Surviving Society interviewed Satnam after the lecture. Originally posted 22nd October 2018

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Looking for Weak Ties: Using a Mixed Methods Approach to Capture Elusive Connections

In the first of our new videocast series, Louise Ryan introduces her recent paper on the social networks of migrants and the role that weak ties play in finding jobs commensurate with qualifications. Read more about this project on the SPERI blog. Originally posted 30th October 2016

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The Future of Esports: Challenging Work and Gender Issues in Pro Gaming

‘Esports’ or electronic sports is the umbrella term for organised, competitive computer gaming usually played by paid professionals. It is an emerging entertainment market worth an estimated $1.5 billion and is comparable in size to many traditional sports, with audiences of tens, even hundreds, of millions of people worldwide. This one-day symposium sought to build […]

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Videocasts: the Sociology of Brexit

By Chris Moreh The referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union is a political event of great social significance, yet sociological research has not engaged with the question in any depth. This seminar series attempts to fill this gap by ‘thinking sociologically’ about the observable and (un)expected consequences of a radically […]

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Our 2015 Prize Winner: Terence Heng

Earlier this year, Terence Heng was awarded the 2015 Sociological Review Prize for Outstanding Scholarship for his paper An Appropriation of Ashes: Transient Aesthetic Markers and Spiritual Place-Making as Performances of Alternative Ethnic Identities. We caught up with him to ask him about his prize-winning paper and the background to it: Originally posted 18th August 2017.

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An interview with Carli Ria Rowell, reflecting on her participation in our annual writing retreat

It’s less than a week to go until our next ECR writing retreat. In this short video Carli Ria Rowell, doctoral researcher at the University of Warwick, reflects on her participation in last year’s retreat and explains what she gained from the experience. She discussed this at greater length in this essay, published earlier this year. Originally […]

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What is it like to publish with The Sociological Review?

At the British Sociological Association conference in 2017, we asked a number of our recent authors about their experiences publishing with us. The speakers in order are Nicklas Neuman, Terence Heng, Kirsteen Paton, Laura Watt, Matthew Waites and Vanessa May. Originally posted 14th September 2017.

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University: A New Way of Life

Bruce Bennett and Brian Baker A film by Brian Baker and Bruce Bennett. Voiceover by John Schad. ‘The university is a critical institution or it is nothing’ (Stuart Hall) The UK government’s publication in March 2015 of a ‘Consumer Rights Guide’ for undergraduate students is an indication that the transformation of British universities from public institutions to privatized institutions […]

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Welcome to Undisciplining: Celebrating the Sociological

The Sociological Review aims to foster collaborations and dialogues across disciplines and beyond academia in order to shape the nature and scope of the sociological. Our conference Undisciplining sought to challenge the presumed mainstream of sociological thought, its geographical assumptions and disciplinary hierarchies. This opening session brought together our editorial team to discuss The Sociological Review’s past, […]

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Defending the Social at Undisciplining

By Mark Carrigan This session has a twofold purpose. It’s intended as a celebration of the paper which was awarded The Sociological Review’s Prize for Outstanding Scholarship 2016. But it’s also a continuation of the opening session, extending the discussion while introducing some new elements. It can perform both these roles because this incisive and powerful paper, […]

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