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What are you worth? What is your value-in-exchange?

A satirical website exists called humansforsale.com. Asking: Have you been thinking about putting yourself up for sale lately? Ever wonder how much money you could get on the open human market? You are invited to fill out a form assessing your worth, against an array of criteria, including ethnicity; education; income; athletic-ability; weight; and sense […]

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Illusio and gendered marginalisation in DIY punk scenes

Megan Sharp and Steven Threadgold It’s about thresholds, you know? When every day, not just at shows or as a band member or even in any music space, you have to deal with men treating you like you’re incompetent, your threshold for bullshit gets higher and higher. And then these micro-aggressions get less and less […]

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Being in Limboland: having a parent with a young onset dementia

Mel Hall and Pat Sikes Once Mum is not alive anymore, I’ll be able to do what I want but I don’t know, I’m not really planning anything until that happens…It’s just limboland. (Vivienne, 22) It sounds really nasty but I’m waiting for my Dad to die…Waiting so I can start.  (Zoe, 17)  In some […]

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Money, Power, and Inequality within Marriage among Palestinian Families in Israel

By Tal Meler “I do not have such a way to save money for myself. All the money I receive is from my husband, and he is aware of it” (Ruba, 36, a mother of three who had a bachelor’s degree, unemployed) Economic practices between couples are constructed and shaped by cultural practices, religion, and […]

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Featured Paper: Re-describing Islamophobia in a Language of Anti-racism

Our Featured Paper section celebrates an excellent paper from the journal by hosting a blog post from the authors, alongside responses.

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Islamophobia as a Form of Racism: A Response

A response to our featured paper: Re-describing Islamophobia in a language of anti-racism

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Hitting The ‘Glass Wall’: On Age and Inequality in the Cultural Industries

By Sven Brodmerkel and Richie Barker Many segments of the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) are characterised by extraordinarily skewed age profiles. For example, a recent survey of 15 leading Australian advertising agencies revealed that 62 per cent of their employees were under 35 years old, and just 10 per cent were older than 45 years. These […]

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Behind the scenes of Place revisited: class, stigma and urban restructuring in the case of Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games

By Kirsteen Paton, Vikki McCall and Gerry Mooney Our article was based upon our Beyond Stigma: Exploring Everyday lives in the East End of Glasgow and the CWG2014 research which recorded the local lived experiences of the Commonwealth Games (CWG), as it happened, for residents in the East End of Glasgow. In terms of scale of insight, for […]

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Anti-Racism in ‘Post-Racial’ Times

By Remi Joseph-Salisbury ‘… but then as a coloured anti-British libtard of course you would not like one of the greatest ENGLISHMEN of all time.’ This was just one of many responses to a comment piece that – following the decision to depict Winston Churchill on the new £5 note – I was invited to […]

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Witnessing Loss Together

By Katherine Robinson and Ruth Sheldon Our article, ‘Witnessing Loss in the Everyday: Community Buildings in Austerity Britain’, an ethnographic account of the closure of a public library and a Jewish community centre, was recently published in The Sociological Review. For this blog post we have been thinking over the experience of writing our article […]

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