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by Judith Orr  |  29th May 2019

The new ban on abortion in Alabama takes millions of women across the US a step closer to losing fundamental rights to control their fertility. But we also have an Alabama situation on our own doorstep,: it’s called Northern Ireland. …Read more

by Anna Davies  |  16th May 2019

Urban Food Sharing : Rules, tools and networks by Anna Davies is available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence on OAPEN. In May 2019, The Guardian reported that a third of adults in the UK regularly eat alone; a figure which rises to almost half of all adults within London. This pattern of eating marks a Read More

Discover 7 ways employers can help tackle the class ceiling in this short video, taken from The Class Ceiling by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison:

Occasionally a story is reported in the news that provokes a public response, stimulating discussion, particularly on social media, and prompting other similar follow up news stories. One such story emerged recently when it was reported in The Guardian that a housing developer in South London (Henley Homes) had developed segregated play areas at its Read More

by Mary O'Hara  |  26th April 2019

Early in my career when I was a rookie reporter, a good while before I began writing about poverty, a conversation took place that keeps coming back like a niggling alarm on snooze.…Read more

by Lynne Pettinger  |  24th April 2019

The present is a time of multiple crises, and these social, environmental and economic crises affect how work is organised, what work is like, and what work does in the world.  …Read more

by David Morgan  |  13th April 2019

David Morgan, author of Snobbery part of our British Sociological Association 21st Century Standpoints Series, talking about what snobbery is and why it has more serious effects on society than we think. Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud

by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison  |  8th April 2019

An edited excerpt from the epilogue of The Class Ceiling by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison.…Read more

by Vic Seidler  |  2nd April 2019

Listen to Victor Seidler talking politics, identity, gender and sociology as ways of understanding why the Brexit vote happened and where we may be able to go from here. …Read more

by Lisa McKenzie  |  2nd April 2019

Its been five years since my book was published, I can tell you it is such an exciting moment when you open that box from Policy Press with brand new gleaming covers of books with your name on it arrived.…Read more