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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

Children playing in bubbles.
by Orsolya Lelkes  |  18th May 2021

How can we create a thriving life for us all that doesn’t come at the price of ecological destruction? Drawing on science and ancient Greek philosophy, Orsolya Lelkes details how we can cultivate our skills for enjoying life without harming ourselves or others, and live autonomous, creative and connected lives.…Read more

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This impact case study shows the impact of Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison’s book on class inequality, and charts who in politics and the elite industries have been listening to its recommendations. …Read more

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by Robin Finlay and Peter Hopkins  |  20th April 2021

Robin Finlay and Peter Hopkins outline their research with women asylum-seekers and refugees in Glasgow and Newcastle, showing how COVID-19 has exacerbated their existing difficulties.…Read more

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Shamser Sinha argues that sociology’s methodology strips the humanity from its research subjects through the separation of their dialogue from its temporal and sensory contexts, and calls on sociologists to learn from those beyond the field by developing ways of reflecting how we think with our senses, not in isolation from them. …Read more

Art saying 'Granddaughter cycled past shouting "don't die Sally"'
by Lisa McKenzie  |  8th April 2021

Lisa Mckenzie launches the Kickstarter campaign Lockdown Diaries of the Working Class (UK), the publication of a graphic novel through which marginalised working-class people voice their own experience, rather than have it spoken about. …Read more

Two heads, one with tangled string and the other making it ordered
by Priscilla Alderson  |  11th March 2021

Priscilla Alderson, author of 'Critical Realism for Health and Illness Research', calls for critical realism to be applied to the field of sociology so that its discordant and disparate strands of research can be connected into a more policy-relevant discipline.…Read more