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Book Review: Realising the City edited by Camilla Lewis & Jessica Symons

Review by Sharleen Estampador-Hughson Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester, edited by Camilla Lewis and Jessica Symons, was published by Manchester University Press in December 2017.   Camilla Lewis is a researcher in the department of Sociology at the University of Manchester. Her interdisciplinary research centres on the themes of ageing, inequalities, housing, belonging and community […]

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Self-Harm

Acceptance and Constraint – Contemporary Perspectives of Self-Harm on Locked Wards

By Rebecca Fish I began researching experiences of self-harm when I was working at an NHS inpatient unit for people with learning disabilities. In 2000, I embarked on an NHS funded long-term research study with my colleague, Helen Duperouzel, exploring understandings of self-harm from the perspective of care staff and the people detained in the unit. In […]

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Book Review: Factories for Learning by Christy Kulz

Review by Anna Bull Christy Kulz is currently a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education working on a three-year research project that explores how schools and their subjects are governed through the education market and social mobility dreamscapes. She completed her ESRC-funded PhD in Sociology at Goldsmiths College […]

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Book Review: Tragic Encounters and Ordinary Ethics: Palestine-Israel in British Universities by Ruth Sheldon

Review by Mathew Guest Ruth Sheldon is a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. She is an ethnographer whose research focuses on exploring ethical, political and theological encounters within public institutions and everyday life. Tragic Encounters and Ordinary Ethics: Palestine-Israel in British Universities (2016) is published by Manchester University Press. […]

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On Goffman: Ethnography and the Ethics of Care

By Michaela Benson Since its publication last year, Alice Goffman’s On the Run has been subject to a growing chorus of scrutiny and scepticism. Important questions have been raised about various aspects of Goffman’s conduct, amidst a wider sea of criticism that some have found excessive. In this post our editorial board member Michaela Bensonargues that […]

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New Ethnographic Contexts and Methodological Innovation: Creativity, Imagination and Performance

Time: 2:00pm – 6:45pm, Friday 8th June, 2018 Location: The University of Kent, Cornwallis East, Common Room, Room 329, Third Floor Two volumes published separately in two sides of the Atlantic invite us to envisage a methodological universe that expands beyond conventional methods and approaches. Les Back & Nirmal Puwar in Live Methods (2013)—a Sociological Review Monograph—have put forward a […]

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Analytical Boundaries as Ethical Boundaries?

By Mario Trifuoggi Qualitative researchers are often confronted by rather elusive ethical issues, for they usually study human subjects in natural settings where limited control can be exerted over the research process. Moreover, they are more likely to expose vulnerable or deviant groups and people who are potential targets for public contempt. Thereby, when it […]

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Why Sociologists of Religion Need Theological Training

By Elisabeth Becker “Sister, are you lost?” “Sister, are you lost?”   I only realize after he repeats himself loudly that this slender, barefoot man is speaking to me. He stands outside of the main prayer room at the East London Mosque, peering inquisitively at the floor beneath me, my embroidered pink headscarf and modest […]

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Embodying China’s educational (im)mobilities: Ethnographic insights

By Cora Lingling Xu In September 2017, we hosted the first of our Sociological Review Seminar Series on ‘A Sociology of Contemporary Chinese Mobilities: Educating China on the Move’ at Keele University.  We focused our research antenna on the nuanced, day-to-day corporal experiences of individuals involved in the processes of China’s educational (im)mobilities. We put […]

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The Other Davos: A Sociologist Goes to the World Economic Forum

By Evelyn Ruppert We are so proud and inspired. In the current political context President Xi is the one promoting openness, not building walls, swimming with others in the ocean and not assuming you can swim the other way. All of this she said to me in relation to Trump, the isolationist, nationalist, self-interested and […]

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Podcasts

Podcast: Nihilism and Urban Multiculture in Outer East London

In this podcast Malcolm James, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Sussex University, discusses his recent paper in The Sociological Review on the discourse of nihilism as it has emerged in relation to urban multiculture in London. He’s just published a book on this topic: Urban Multiculture.  Originally posted 3rd January 2016.

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