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After Progress: Modernity in Ruins (Seminar 1)

This symposium is the first of the After Progress symposium series. Together with fours guest speakers, we will begin to explore collectively how to understand our present as populated by the ruins of the modern idea of progress, and we’ll explore key questions concerning how we might cultivate plural arts of living and flourishing in the ruins.

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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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The Spectre of Brexit: Free Movement and European Citizenship in Question

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Friday 17th June, 2016 Location: Southampton University The upcoming referendum on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union is one of great social significance, yet sociological research has not engaged with the question in any depth. This one-day seminar attempts to fill this gap by debating the observable […]

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Growing Up and Global Austerity: Comparing Youth Opportunities, Aspirations and Civic Values around the World

Time: Monday 27th June, 2016 – Tuesday 28th June, 2016 Location: UCL Institute of Education This event aims to bring together youth researchers to examine if youth opportunities and civic values are evolving in different ways in different parts of the world. It is widely acknowledged that young people have been amongst the hardest hit by 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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Embodying China’s Educational (Im)Mobilities: Ethnographic Insights

A Sociological Review Foundation Seminar Series Funded by The Sociological Review Foundation Organised by Keele University and University of Bath Co-hosted by King’s College London Organisers: Dr Cora Lingling Xu (Keele University) and Professor Catherine Montgomery (University of Bath) For abstracts of all papers in this seminar series, please click here. With the quickening pace of economic development in China and […]

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Images and Representations of Welfare over Time

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm, Tuesday 12th June, 2018 Location: The Storey Institute in Lancaster We are pleased to announce details of our first seminar in the series which will take place on the 12th June at the Storey Institute in Lancaster. In the seventy years following the birth of the welfare state, and through the current moment of welfare state retrenchment […]

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Winning The Sociological Review Seminar Series Competition

In this short podcast Tom Brock, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, describes his experiences as a winner of our annual seminar series competition. Along with Jamie Woodcock and Mark Johnson, Tom organised ‘The Future of eSports’ in August 2017. We’ll be launching the next round of our competition in the near future! The competition page will be updated when we […]

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The Ongoing Legacies of Brexit: Uncertainty, Otherness and Belonging

By Chris Moreh It’s been more than a year now that the British electorate have voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union in a referendum preceded by a heated campaign dominated by the issue of the free movement of people within the EU. Arguably, as the main differential feature distinguishing it […]

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Sociological Questions Through the Spectre of Brexit

By Chris Moreh The Conservative Party victory in the 2015 general elections on a pledge to hold a Referendum on the United Kingdom’s EU membership raised immediate questions about the possible sociological consequences of an eventual popular decision to leave the European Union. Such questions became increasingly more pertinent as the referendum date was set […]

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