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Brexit

Trump, Brexit and the Twilight of Neoliberalism

By Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen Something remarkable has happened in the Anglophone countries where neoliberalism first came to power. After over two decades of popular resistance to trade deals, from the Zapatistas’ 1994 rebellion against NAFTA and the 1999 Seattle WTO summit protest, the US has elected a candidate openly opposed to such […]

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Essays

Swimming Upstream: Sociology Beyond Description

By Nicholas Gane In this special series for The Sociological Review website, innovative sociologists reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing the discipline today. In thefifth essay, Nicholas Gane, Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, reflects on the alleged failure of Sociology to address the causes of the financial crisis.  On the eve of the […]

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Events

The Sociological Review Annual Lecture 2015: Classificatory Struggles: Class, Culture and Inequality in Neoliberal Times

Imogen Tyler gave The Sociological Review Annual Lecture 2015, with Bev Skeggs and Sarah Green acting as respondents. The lecture took place at 5pm on February 20th at the Manchester Museum on Oxford Road in Manchester.  The fate of groups is bound up with the words that designate them (Bourdieu, 1984). This paper begins by arguing […]

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Interviews

Working Life Coaching and the Individualization of Class

By Katariina Mäkinen What is working life coaching? What can its growth tell us about the individualization of class? These were the questions addressed by Katariina Mäkinen (University of Helsinki) in a recent paper for The Sociological Review. In this interview, she introduces this work and explains why working life coaching is so significant for life under […]

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Fiction futures and the global grip of neoliberalism: conference reflections

In 2014 we ran our conference funding for Early Career Researchers scheme for the first time. In this series of posts, some of the winners report from the conferences they attended with our support.  By Emilie Whitaker I was very fortunate to receive funding from the Sociological Review to attend the International Conference in Interpretive […]

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