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Sorry To Interrupt. It’s My Job

By Teresa Perez It’s been nearly eight weeks since I returned from The Sociological Review’s writing retreat. Facilitated by Rowena Murray on her home turf in Scotland, there are four phrases that have endured. I can’t prove causality but when I hear these phrases in my head, they always have a Scottish accent. In 1000 […]

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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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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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The Winners of Our First Kick Start Grants Competition

Originally posted 24th July 2018 We’re delighted to announce the winners of our first Kick Start Grants competition. The scheme is designed to support individuals or small teams of early career researchers pursuing field-based sociological research. We’ll hear more about these projects as the year progresses but for now we’re pleased to introduce our first […]

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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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‘Publish or Perish!’

By Fawzia Mazanderani Any aspiring academic has heard, and possibly shuddered, at those words before. And for researchers within the social sciences and humanities, the call to ‘Shut up and Write’ booms all the louder, for writing is tantamount to academic survival and success. Yet the hallways and common rooms of universities worldwide are privy […]

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Early career planning and the management of the academic self in the neo-liberal university

By John Holmwood Recent changes to higher education in England have been dramatic, especially since the 2011 White Paper, Students at the Heart of the System. This proposed the withdrawal of direct public co-funding of undergraduate degrees in arts, humanities and social sciences and the replacement by student fees (temporarily capped at £9000) underwritten by a publicly […]

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Think Twice, It’s Alright: Reflections on Leaving Academia

By Meritxell Ramírez-i-Ollé I write this blog post moved by a mixture of feelings of rebellion, excitement and thankfulness. I rebel against the sense of urgency, determinism and short-sightedness that has pervaded my short postdoctoral life; I am excited about developing a more creative, unconventional and open-ended career as a sociologist; and I am extremely […]

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Constructing a Sociological Career: Developing an Academic Profile as an Emerging Scholar

Time: 10am-4pm, 20th February 2015 Location: Manchester Museum The Sociological Review is pleased to announce the first in a series of events directed at Early Career researchers in sociology, anthropology and other cognate research fields. This daylong workshop focuses on developing an academic profile as an emerging scholar. In particular, it will encourage you to […]

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ECR event: Working Outside of Academia

The Sociological Review’s Early Career Researchers Event: Working Outside of AcademiaOrganised by The Sociological Review Early Career Researcher team For those with a background in social science, career paths do not always followed a straight forward traditional academic trajectory. With the current shortage of entry-level academic jobs and the opportunities in academia being short term […]

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Early Career Researcher Event: A Master-Class with Professor Éric Fassin

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Friday 20th May, 2016 Location: Goldsmiths, University of London The Sociological Review Foundation invites applicants to take part in a masterclass with Éric Fassin, who will delivering our Annual Public Lecture on the same day at SOAS at 6pm. The master-class will explore: How are sex, gender and sexuality racialised in contemporary Europe and the […]

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ECR workshop with Rivke Jaffe

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm, Friday 28th April, 2017 Location: Manchester Museum The Sociological Review Foundation invite applicants to take part in a workshop with Rivke Jaffe (University of Amsterdam) taking place in advance of our Annual Lecture. If your research involves thinking and dealing with ethical, political, positionality issues in ethnographic writing while focusing on ‘sensational’ topics, […]

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Strictly Come Writing: The Sociological Review ECR writing retreat 2017

Time: Wednesday 13th September, 2017 – Friday 15th September, 2017 Location: Gartmore, Scotland The Sociological Review Foundation is delighted to announce that after the success of last year ECR writing retreat we have commissioned Rowena Murray to deliver another Writing Retreat for social scientist in 2017. We anticipate that this will become an annual feature of our […]

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