Satnam Virdee: A Sociological Playlist

Professor Satnam Virdee contributes the penultimate “sociological playlist” in our July series. The playlist can be listened to in full here.

Freedom Now

1. Nina Simone, “Mississippi Goddam

2. Barbara Dane and The Chambers Brothers, “It isn’t Nice

3. Mavis Staples, “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

4. The Impressions, “People Get Ready

5. Bob Dylan, “The Times they are a Changing

6. Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Fortunate Son

7. Barbara Dane, “Working Class Woman

8. El Teatro Campesino and Mexican-American UFW workers, “Yo no le Tengo Miedo a Nada

9. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, “Ohio

10. Nina Simone, “Revolution

11. Parliament, “Come in out of the Rain

12. Curtis Mayfield, “We Got To Have Peace

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The playlist can be listened to in full here.

Satnam Virdee is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Research on Racism, Ethnicity and Nationalism (CRREN) at the University of Glasgow. A historical and political sociologist with substantive research interests in racism, class and social movements, Professor Virdee is the author of 6 books including Racism, Class and the Racialized Outsider (Palgrave, 2014). This playlist accompanies an honours course he will offer in autumn 2020 entitled Freedom Now: a historical sociology of black liberation, 1954-1979 focusing on the multi-layered African American struggle for freedom from systemic racism, and its catalytic role in igniting the freedom dreams of other oppressed groups.

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