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Featured Paper: Re-describing Islamophobia in a Language of Anti-racism

Our Featured Paper section celebrates an excellent paper from the journal by hosting a blog post from the authors, alongside responses.

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Islamophobia as a Form of Racism: A Response

A response to our featured paper: Re-describing Islamophobia in a language of anti-racism

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Hitting The ‘Glass Wall’: On Age and Inequality in the Cultural Industries

By Sven Brodmerkel and Richie Barker Many segments of the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) are characterised by extraordinarily skewed age profiles. For example, a recent survey of 15 leading Australian advertising agencies revealed that 62 per cent of their employees were under 35 years old, and just 10 per cent were older than 45 years. These […]

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Behind the scenes of Place revisited: class, stigma and urban restructuring in the case of Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games

By Kirsteen Paton, Vikki McCall and Gerry Mooney Our article was based upon our Beyond Stigma: Exploring Everyday lives in the East End of Glasgow and the CWG2014 research which recorded the local lived experiences of the Commonwealth Games (CWG), as it happened, for residents in the East End of Glasgow. In terms of scale of insight, for […]

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Anti-Racism in ‘Post-Racial’ Times

By Remi Joseph-Salisbury ‘… but then as a coloured anti-British libtard of course you would not like one of the greatest ENGLISHMEN of all time.’ This was just one of many responses to a comment piece that – following the decision to depict Winston Churchill on the new £5 note – I was invited to […]

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Looking for Weak Ties: Using a Mixed Methods Approach to Capture Elusive Connections

In the first of our new videocast series, Louise Ryan introduces her recent paper on the social networks of migrants and the role that weak ties play in finding jobs commensurate with qualifications. Read more about this project on the SPERI blog. Originally posted 30th October 2016

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A Conversation with Lisa Adkins and Mike Michael About Social Futures

What can the social sciences contribute to our understanding of the future? Lisa Adkins: In the very broadest of terms the social sciences can contribute an understanding that the future – its form, its texture, its promises, its possibilities, its capacities, its relations to the present and the past – is neither inevitable nor fixed but […]

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Total Riot: The Other Side

By Joshua Clover “From Metaphysics To Politics” is an insightful attempt to resituate our understanding of the riot. While occasionally mentioning the riot’s “paroxystic” nature, over all its insistence on riot as “total social fact” which expresses and draws into itself the entangled unity of social relations, endeavors to extricate the riot from a “spasmodic […]

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An Interview with the Winners of our Prize for Outstanding Scholarship 2014

Originally posted 28th February 2016 We announced last month that Bryan S. Turner and Berna Zengin Arslan were the winners of the 2014 Sociological Review Prize for Outstanding Scholarship for their article Legal pluralism and the Sharia: a comparison of Greece and Turkey. See here for past winners, as well as details of the outstanding articles which were included on […]

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Roger Burrows on Metrics, Creativity and Scholarship

In this podcast recorded at the Accelerated Academy in December 2015, Roger Burrows discusses the metricisation of the academy and its implications for scholarship with our digital fellow Mark Carrigan. This is the first in a series of podcasts from the event which we’ll be publishing on our website. If you’d like to read more about these issues, […]

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Researching Intimacy in Times of Austerity

What does intimacy mean today? How does friendship intersect with other relationships? In this paper for The Sociological Review, Anne M. Cronin, Reader at Lancaster University, draws on an interview-based study of friendship to explore the forms of intimacy that friendships create. The intersection of motherhood and friendship created for the women in her study […]

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The Sociological Review Podcast: Between Sociology and the Business School

In the first instalment of our new podcast series, Professor Martin Parker (University of Leicester) discusses what happens when a form of knowledge moves to another part of the university. Identifying himself as an ‘ex-sociologist’, Martin considers the trajectory of those sociologists, such as himself, who entered business schools and the importance of this ‘sociological diaspora’ for […]

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Sociological reflections on ‘doing’ aspiration within the psychic landscape of class

What is it like to live in an ‘aspirational’ way? In this paper for The Sociological Review Kim Allen, Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University, explored the social and psychic costs that accompany this classed process. This blog post explains the context of this paper, as well as the broader research trajectory of which it is […]

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Reconfiguring the Anthropology of Britain

Reconfiguring the Anthropology of Britain Originally posted Wednesday 17th May 2017.

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