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Why are conductors usually middle-class men? Questioning authority in classical music

By Anna Bull In my early 20s, after training for 15 years as a classical musician, suddenly I came to a point where I could no longer work under conductors. Something in me had grown increasingly uncomfortable with this mode of human – and gendered – interaction. Years later, carrying out my PhD research into […]

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Book Review: Chinese-British intermarriage by Yang Hu

Review by Daniel Nehring Yang Hu is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University, UK. He is also an early career fellow at the Work Family Researchers Network, USA. His research focuses on the sociology of families and intimate relationships, race/ethnicity and migration, and East Asian societies. His first book Chinese-British Intermarriage: Disentangling […]

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A Conversation with Sylvia Walby about Crisis, Brexit and Changes in Gender Regimes

By Ece Kocabicak In your 2011 book, The Future of Feminism, you argue that depending on civil society and policy, the financial crisis of 2008 might initiate a shift either towards social democracy and the democratic regulation of finance, or towards fundamentalism, xenophobia and protectionism. Considering Trump’s electoral achievement in the U.S. and Brexit in […]

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Damned If You Do… Banal Gendered Exclusions in Academia, Babies and ‘Dinner with Other Candidates’

By Emma Jackson ‘The younger generation of academic women just don’t have children.’ I’m sat in the office of an older woman professor in an elite university. I’m here as part of a job interview. This institution has moved to a more American way of doing things and part of this is having individual meetings […]

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The Sociological Review award for Outstanding Scholarship 2016

We are delighted to announce that The Sociological Review award for Outstanding Scholarship 2016 has been awarded to Val Gillies, Rosalind Edwards, Nicola Horsley for their article ‘Brave New Brains: Sociology, Family and the Politics of Knowledge’. This is an important paper with lessons for both the discipline of sociology and for how we conceptualise […]

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A Small Sociology of Maternal Memory: an Interview with Ann Oakley

An interview with Ann Oakley, author of A small sociology of maternal memory, shortlisted for The Sociological Review Award for Outstanding Scholarship 2016. Why have women’s memories of childbirth been treated as special cases by the sociology of memory? Most sociology has treated women, and the study of women, as a special case. They tend to be […]

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Podcast: Gender and Creative Labour

In this podcast Bridget Conor, Rosalind Gill and Stephanie Taylor discuss their new monograph on Gender and Creative Labour with our digital fellow Mark Carrigan. Their collection explores the paradox presented by the creative industries: ‘cool, creative and egalitarian’ on the one hand, riven by inequalities of class and gender on the other. See here for the full contents of the monograph. Originally posted […]

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