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Intersectionality in the Archive: Power Structures, ‘Absences’ and Partiality in Archival Research

By Hannah Martin The first week in April 2019 saw over 9,000 geographers and social scientists arrive in Washington D.C. for the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). Due to the generous support of the Sociological Review Foundation, I was able to attend and present a paper at this internationally renowned conference. […]

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Degrowth as Social Movement and Economic Strategy

By Kevin Pijpers Degrowth is both a social movement and an economic strategy that presents a radical alternative to capitalist growth paradigms. Its researchers and practitioners are diverse and heterogeneous and are broadly united in their critique of planetary destruction for the imaginary gains of the few. The community brings together artists, activists, academics, politicians, […]

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Challenging ‘Crime’ and ‘Crime Control’ in Contemporary Europe

By Ana Ballesteros Pena The last 13-16 September 2017, thanks to the support provided by the Sociological Review to Early Career Researchers, I had the opportunity to attend the 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology in Cardiff, UK Challenging ‘Crime’ and ‘Crime Control’ in Contemporary Europe. On arrival, I met a colleague who […]

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The Moral Rhetoric of a Civilized Society

By Susanna Menis This year the annual Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference was organised by the University of Bristol Law School. I was able to attend thanks to the support that the Sociological Review Foundation offers to Early Career Researchers.  The main venue was the breath taking neo-gothic Will Memorial Building. The conference involved a tour […]

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Political Indignation, Protest and Privilege in Brazil

By Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos In the spring of 2017 I had the opportunity to organize a panel in the 1st Congress for the Association of Brazilianists in Europe (ABRE), which took place at the University of Leiden. Brazilian Studies’ conferences are not new and perhaps BRASA is the most known example. Brazilian studies […]

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British Sociological Association Conference 2018: Identity, Community, and Social Solidarity

Newcastle, UK, 10-12 April 2018     The 297-page British Sociological Association 2018 conference programme struck me, being relatively new to such things, as just a little daunting. And while I started to plan my time by cross-referencing the most apparently relevant of the themed conference streams, my partner quickly corrected me. “You’ll need to go through all […]

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Sociology: The Importance of Being…Historical

By Donna Carmichael Memory, my dear Cecily, is the diary that we all carry about with us. Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest In April of this year, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the biennial European Social Science History Conference in Belfast, and present my paper entitled Culture-led Regeneration and the […]

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A future for fishing?

By Carole White Intergenerational perspectives on social (im)mobilities, fishing identities, Brexit and the Sustainable development Goals, at the People and the Sea Conference Questions over the future of the fishing industry and associated communities around the British Isles have come to the fore in the national media over the past couple of years as the […]

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Why Is ‘Mediatization’ Not Enough (For Understanding This ‘Mediated’ World)?

By Zheng Liu One of the buzzwords you could not miss if you were, like me, at the International Communication Association’s 2018 Conference held between 24-28 May in Prague was ‘mediatization’. Other equally popular words or terms included ‘datafication’, ‘algorithm’, ‘fake news’, ‘big data’ and, of course, ‘AI’. In this short essay, I want to […]

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Tween girls’ dressing in Singapore: Aspirations, Allowances and Affiliations

By Bernice Loh My PhD dissertation focused on young Singaporean girls’ cultural identities and practices of girlhood. More specifically, it investigated the ways tween girls in Singapore wanted to dress after adults, and the values and meanings that they attached to their clothes. While girls’ adult-like dressing have been a topic of extensive debate in the West, […]

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A Geographical Gaze At The ‘Migration Crisis’: Refugees’ Squats As Strategies Of Resistance

By Valeria Raimondi From 10th to 14th April 2018, the AAG American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting was held in New Orleans (LA, USA). More than 9,000 scholars representing 90 different countries attended the conference, and around 6,000 papers were presented, covering all the possible fields and topics related to theory, methods, and practice of […]

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Critical Sociologies of Disability Within and Beyond the Academy: Some Post Conference Reflections

By Francesca Peruzzo Would you be able to put the thrill of presenting your own research, your own findings, and your own applied analytical methods in two important international conferences within your field of studies into words? Funding from the Sociological Review Foundation allowed me to attend two of the most prominent conferences on disability […]

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Console-ing Passions

By Rachel O’Neill The international feminist media studies conference Console-ing Passions (CP) marked its 25th anniversary this summer with a three-day conference at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. A crucial swing state, North Carolina voted Republican in the US Presidential Election in November 2016. Earlier the same year, the state legislature passed House Bill 2 — […]

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(Un)Making Europe and the Brexit Conundrum

By Photini Vrikki For everyone interested in the ways in which capitalism, solidarities, and subjectivities have changed Europe, the European Sociological Association (ESA) conference in Athens in September 2017 offered the ideal venue to debate the making and unmaking of Europe after the financial crisis of 2008. In Athens, at the heart of the European […]

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Global Societies: Fragmenting and Connecting

By Rebecca Fish In 2015/16 we ran our conference funding for Early Career Researchers scheme for the second time. In this series of posts, some of the winners report from the conferences they attended with our support.  As an early career researcher, I was extremely fortunate that the Sociological Review agreed to fund my trip to Birmingham’s […]

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