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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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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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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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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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An interview with Carli Ria Rowell, reflecting on her participation in our annual writing retreat

It’s less than a week to go until our next ECR writing retreat. In this short video Carli Ria Rowell, doctoral researcher at the University of Warwick, reflects on her participation in last year’s retreat and explains what she gained from the experience. She discussed this at greater length in this essay, published earlier this year. Originally […]

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Winning The Sociological Review Seminar Series Competition

In this short podcast Tom Brock, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, describes his experiences as a winner of our annual seminar series competition. Along with Jamie Woodcock and Mark Johnson, Tom organised ‘The Future of eSports’ in August 2017. We’ll be launching the next round of our competition in the near future! The competition page will be updated when we […]

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The (Habitus) War Is over… If You Want It?

By Laura Bentley It was 13th September, and after navigating my way from Dudley to Birmingham I was finally on the train to Glasgow to take part in The Sociological Review’s 2017 Writing Retreat. Throughout the week leading up to that moment I had experienced conflicting emotions. I was excited that I had been offered a […]

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Sociology and Social Media: Problems and Prospects

If social media is here to stay, we urgently need to address what this means for the discipline in a way that extends beyond individualised responses which have heretofore been dominant. This event was a first step towards starting this conversation. If you’re interested in continuing the discussions from the event, please contact socialmedia@thesociologicalreview.com with a proposal for […]

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Academe/Action: Social Transformation Within and Beyond the Academy

By Rosemary Hancock In September of this year the Sociological Review held its inaugural event in Australia, a half-day ECR workshop on social transformation within and beyond the academy, and a public lecture on the same theme. As a student of social movements and grassroots politics the apparent disconnect between the on-the-ground, muddy-hands, embodied nature of […]

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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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Writing Retreats as Sites of Resistance, Inclusivity, Self-Care and the Care of Others?

By Carli Ria Rowell Delighted to have been one of sixteen attending The Sociological Review’s writing retreat from a pool of over seventy submissions I arrived at Glasgow central station on the afternoon of September 14th feeling both grateful and excited for what was to come. As a final year doctoral student I have spent […]

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