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City lights reflecting onto water.
by Phil Allmendinger  |  16th June 2021

Phil Allmendinger reflects on the digital revolution’s effect on cities, warning us to look up from our smartphones and reengage with the ‘forgotten city’ – the parts that digital doesn’t touch.…Read more

Homeless man sleeping in mask.
by Clare Bambra Julia Lynch and Katherine E Smith  |  15th June 2021

Clare Bambra, Julia Lynch and Katherine E Smith dispel the myth that COVID-19 is an equality of opportunity disease. They outline how it kills unequally, is experienced unequally and impoverishes unequally... and that this inequality could have been avoided. …Read more

Hand squeezing yellow stress ball with smiley face on it.
by Lena Wang and Chia-huei Wu  |  8th June 2021

In this article, reposted from Psychology Today, Ying Wang, co-author of Work and Personality Change, shows how recognising the role of work on personality development will allow organisations and individuals to achieve better positive personality growth.…Read more

Rows of yellow ducks with one blue duck.
by Claes-Fredrik Helgesson Steve Woolgar David Moats and Else Vogel  |  4th June 2021

The editors of The Imposter as Social Theory - Steve Woolgar, Else Vogel, David Moats and Claes-Fredrik Helgesson - introduce the contemporary concept of impostering. They bring in examples from politics and film culture to give us a taste of the tangles that surround the imposter figure and the destabilisation of social order they generate. …Read more

Pride march with giant pride flag above their heads.
by Shannon Kneis  |  1st June 2021

Our editor's reading recommendations to celebrate Pride, including journals from our pride collection that are free until the end of July and a diverse list of books. …Read more

Red painted shoes

Acclaimed activist and scholar Gill Hague talks with Jess Miles about the inspiring and powerful story of the women’s liberation movement and the domestic violence movement in particular, as told in her book, 'History and Memories of the Domestic Violence Movement: We’ve Come Further Than You Think'.…Read more

Cup next to a laptop which has a virtual call on it.
by Nicole Brown  |  25th May 2021

Nicole Brown reminds us that ‘new’ approaches to remote participation in conferences and within academia is something those with disabilities and chronic illnesses have long been campaigning for. Giving an insight into the effect of the ableist culture in academia, she offers hope that COVID-19 has facilitated a more open-minded approach.…Read more

Man making tacos.
by Kaitland M. Byrd  |  24th May 2021

Beyond the beleaguered urban restaurant industry, Kaitland Byrd, author of 'Southern Craft Food Diversity', reminds us of the diversity and marginalization of the producers who supply these restaurants with southern craft products.…Read more

Unlearn racism followed by an arrow to your white privilege on a banner.

In this impact case study we show how Kalwant Bhopal, author of White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society has become a key contributor to the international debate on racism. …Read more

Leland Harper, contributor to the new issue of Global Discourse on the politics of fear, charts the marked differences in the effects of COVID-19 on Black and White America and explains why it’s essential to use race-based data in developing policy responses to the pandemic. …Read more