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The Future of Class Sociology Also Lies in the Past

By Kobe De Keere “Middle-class mafia, more like it” exclaims Irie when she finds out that two middle class women, one is her Cambridge educated surrogate mother and the other a medical doctor, secretly make a psychological diagnoses of her friend without actually consulting either of them. Irie is a character out of the brilliantly […]

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Negotiating Employability: Zimbabwean High Skilled Migrants and their Capitals

By Roda Madziva, Juliet Thondhlana, Simon McGrath Migration, settlement and employment in a new country have always been linked strongly to kinship and friendship networks. However, the exact mechanisms operating and their relative importance continue to be a matter of academic debate. Our recently published paper in the Sociological Review: ‘Negotiating employability: migrant capitals and […]

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Habitus and Social Science: a Virtual Roundtable

Following our ground-breaking special section on the habitus beyond sociology, published in February this year, we invited some of the contributors to undertake a dialogue for our blog. Elizabeth B. Silva, Helene Aarseth, Sam Friedman, Lynne Layton and Muriel Darmon discuss some of the key issues addressed in the special section. Why is the habitus an important concept for the social sciences? Elizabeth: The […]

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What is the habitus clivé?

By Sam Friedman While habitus is surely one of the most influential concepts in Sociology today, the related idea of the habitus clivé is less well known. Our editorial board member Sam Friedman, London School of Economics, explains where this concept came from and how his recent research, published in The Sociological Review, indicates that it […]

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