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‘Nothing About Us, Without Us, Is For Us’: Reflections on an Undisciplining Workshop

By Dylan Eastwood and Heather Mew The phrase ‘nothing about us without us’ has a long-standing history within political thinking and is premised on the principle that no policy should be decided without direct participation of the people who are likely to be affected by said policy. This is the underpinning belief of Stockton’s Poverty […]

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The Future of Esports: Challenging Work and Gender Issues in Pro Gaming

‘Esports’ or electronic sports is the umbrella term for organised, competitive computer gaming usually played by paid professionals. It is an emerging entertainment market worth an estimated $1.5 billion and is comparable in size to many traditional sports, with audiences of tens, even hundreds, of millions of people worldwide. This one-day symposium sought to build […]

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Sociology is Dead! Long live Sociologies!

By Anne Kerr Special Section on Future Sociologies Sociology is often said to be having a bit of a crisis these days. Whatever we may think of the language of crisis, or the extent of the demise it portends, there is a definite sense amongst many UK sociologists of considerable dismay about the process, not […]

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Reflections on Future Sociologies

By Jack Palmer Special Section on Future Sociologies Since attending the Future Sociologies event in Leeds on 1 July, I have been mulling over two points. The first point is biographical, concerned with my status as a doctoral candidate to whom a future in academic sociology appeals greatly, as well as the institutional constraints that limit […]

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Sociology and Social Media: Problems and Prospects

Originally posted 4th December 2017 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. The Sociology and Social Media: Problems and Prospects event was a first step towards starting this conversation. If you’re […]

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Videocasts: the Sociology of Brexit

By Chris Moreh The referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union is a political event of great social significance, yet sociological research has not engaged with the question in any depth. This seminar series attempts to fill this gap by ‘thinking sociologically’ about the observable and (un)expected consequences of a radically […]

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Joining the Dots: Music and Social Networks

Date: 16-18 June 2015 Location: Manchester This Sociological Review/Mitchell Centre Symposium at the University of Manchester brings together a diverse array of speakers to explore the role of social networks in the collective life of music. The event is free but registration is essential: e-mail rachel.emms@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk to register. There is a full programme available here. Speakers include: Pete Martin, […]

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Relations and Dependencies: Disciplinary Knots

The second Helsinki Knots Symposium, our first ever European conference, took place in October 2015 at the University of Helsinki. The conference explored how the two disciplines so central to our journal, Anthropology and Sociology, deal with the interplay between the intellectual and political/economic conditions of their existence. In the process, it also looked at the overlaps […]

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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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Everyday Self Employment

Self-employment has grown dramatically in the UK, up 663,000 in the four years to 2014. The ONS reports that currently 4.6 million people are self-employed in their main job (15 percent of all of those currently in work in the UK) and that a further 356,000 are self-employed in a second job. Almost three quarters […]

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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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The Sociological Review Annual Lecture 2016: The Great Divide: Sociology, Anthropology, and Race in France since Lévi-Strauss

Friday May 20th 2016, 17.45-21.00 SOAS, University of London This event is free but it is essential to register. To reserve a place, please email Jenny Thatcher [events@thesociologicalreview.com]. Keynote: Professor Éric Fassin (Université Paris-8)  Discussants: Professor Gurminder K Bhambra (University of Warwick, UK and Linnaeus University, Sweden) and Dr Imogen Tyler (Lancaster University)  Professor Éric Fassin will bring together the […]

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Migration and Citizenship: Evidence from two Referendums

Time: 12:00am – 12:00am, Friday 2nd September, 2016 Location: University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus This one-day seminar is organised around a keynote talk and several paper presentations adopting a comparative sociological perspective on two major referendums in the United Kingdom: the Scottish Independence Referendum and the Referendum on EU membership. The event will bring […]

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Strictly Come Writing: The Sociological Review Early Career Researchers Writing Retreat 2016

Time: Wednesday 14th September, 2016 – Friday 16th September, 2016 Location: Gartmore, Scotland The Sociological Review Foundation is delighted to announce that we have commissioned Rowena Murray to deliver a Writing Retreat for sociologists. Murray has devised and delivered structured writing retreats to support academics by providing dedicated writing time done in a group setting. To find out more […]

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The Practice of Public Sociology

Time: 9:30am – 6:00pm, Thursday 24th November, 2016 Location: Manchester, UK For over a decade public sociology has been a mainstream topic of discussion within the discipline. While practiced prior to the 2004 address by Michael Burawoy to the American Sociological Association, its identification and elaboration on an intellectual level was crucial to its popularisation. But is […]

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