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Graffiti saying 'unskilled jobs are a classist myth'

Kathryn Telling reviews the tone of recent discussion on unemployment and argues that treating hospitality workers and social carers as essentially interchangeable is a minimisation of both sets of workers’ skills, as well as their education and training.…Read more

Woman walking in empty subway
by Hannah Bows and Bianca Fileborn  |  23rd November 2020

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks to Hannah Bows from Durham University and Bianca Fileborn from the University of Melbourne, guest editors of a special issue of the Journal of Gender-Based Violence - Space, Place and Gender-Based Violence.…Read more

Man wearing a mask in a blurred out crowd

As ‘Social Problems in the Age of COVID-19: Volume 2’ is launched, one of its contributors Bradley W. Williams charts some of the ways disabled people around the world are being hit hardest by COVID-19.…Read more

Faded people on a sofa
by John Clarke  |  6th November 2020

John Clarke, author of 'Critical Dialogues', reminds us that the inequality in society means that people’s perspective of home can vary hugely, and explores the disruption the pandemic has had on our sense of place. …Read more

Mother and daughter walking to school
by Vicki Dabrowski  |  28th October 2020

Vicki Dabrowski, author of 'Austerity, Women and the Role of the State', calls out the toxic narrative of blame on women and minority groups to deny the need for social provision in times of COVID-19 and austerity.…Read more

Graffiti saying 'Shut down capitalism'
by Tom Vickers  |  27th October 2020

Launching the paperback of 'Borders, Migration and Class in an Age of Crisis', Tom Vickers charts UK COVID-19 policy as evidence of capitalist exploitation of migrant workers and vulnerable groups, but sees the potential for a positive mobilisation of society and new alliances.…Read more

Line of people wearing face masks
by Pádraig Carmody Gerry McCann Clodagh Colleran and Ciara O’Halloran  |  22nd October 2020

Launching the new Rapid Response title ‘COVID-19 in the Global South’ - available to download free Open Access - Pádraig Carmody, Gerry McCann, Clodagh Colleran and Ciara O’Halloran explore some of the key issues that have arisen in the Global South with the COVID-19 pandemic.…Read more

Stack of beer barrels
by Nathaniel G. Chapman and David L. Brunsma  |  13th October 2020

Reporting on the research behind their new book 'Beer and Racism: How Beer Became White, Why It Matters, and the Movements to Change It', Nathaniel G. Chapman and David L. Brunsma join the new narrative challenging the entrenched whiteness of craft beer in the US.…Read more

Woman on a laptop

Nazia Hussein and Saba Hussain reflect on how ethnic minority women may internalise the consequences of gendered racism in higher education and look at their roles as transnational carers and emotional labourers.…Read more

Car park Birdseye view
by Yunis Alam  |  20th July 2020

Yunis Alam, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bradford and author of 'Race, Taste, Class and Cars', talks about Bradford, taste, culture and how we create and modify our identity through cars.…Read more