austerity

archive
Blog

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 […]

Read More
archive
Blog

The Great British Nostalgia Fest

By Julia Bennett As the ninth season of Great British Bake Off (GBBO) reached its climax recently it is a good time to question the continuing prevalence of the title Great British something. This is used everywhere that just ‘British’ would do – not only across a number of BBC programmes (Great British Railway journeys, Great British Menu […]

Read More
archive
Blog

Everyday Thriftiness: Austerity and Sustainability

By Helen Holmes With 12.4 million people living in absolute low income poverty in the UK in 2016/17, continued uncertainty from Brexit, and persistent issues with the new benefits system, Universal Credit, life remains bleak for many in the UK.  As austerity measures carry on wreaking havoc, particularly amongst the most vulnerable in society, the government continues to push the […]

Read More
archive
Blog

Researching Intimacy in Times of Austerity

What does intimacy mean today? How does friendship intersect with other relationships? In this paper for The Sociological Review, Anne M. Cronin, Reader at Lancaster University, draws on an interview-based study of friendship to explore the forms of intimacy that friendships create. The intersection of motherhood and friendship created for the women in her study […]

Read More
archive
Events

Growing Up and Global Austerity: Comparing Youth Opportunities, Aspirations and Civic Values around the World

Time: Monday 27th June, 2016 – Tuesday 28th June, 2016 Location: UCL Institute of Education This event aims to bring together youth researchers to examine if youth opportunities and civic values are evolving in different ways in different parts of the world. It is widely acknowledged that young people have been amongst the hardest hit by the […]

Read More
Reviews

Book Review: Invisible Britain edited by Paul Sng

Review by Kate Haddow Paul Sng is a filmmaker and writer of dual British and Singaporean heritage whose work focuses on people who challenge the status quo. In 2015 he founded Velvet Joy Productions to explore the lives and work of individuals who have been neglected, marginalised or misrepresented by mainstream media. His first feature […]

Read More