This is powerful stuff from Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK’s Labour Party, in his recent LSE lecture: I am not talking here about the aspiration of the delusional Del Boys – “This time next year Rodney, we’ll be millionaires” –… Read More ›
Rethinking The World is a new regular column by Prakash Kona
VI. International Conference on Critical Education 10-13 August 2016, London, UK Dialogue, Solidarity and Resistance against Neo-liberalism and Neo-conservatism in Education The International Conference on Critical Education (ICCE), previously held in Athens (2011, 2012), Ankara (2013), Thessaloniki (2014) and Wroclaw, Poland… Read More ›
If you liked this video, you might like these podcasts on the Sociological Review’s website about the experience of housing insecurity in the UK.
A wonderful event organised by People’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics:
This video is part of a really interesting series produced by The School of Life.
reviewed by Sadia Habib Diversity, Equality and Achievement in Education by Gianna Knowles and Vini Lander (Sage, 2011) Intentional and unintentional racism is very much still a part of today’s society experienced by people of colour in everyday situations… Read More ›
A wonderful article by Lisa Mckenzie reflecting on the exposures of the Panama Papers in terms of the broader gendered and classed politics of privacy: Working-class single mums claiming benefits will be asked very personal questions about what for anyone… Read More ›
Barack Obama quoted in The Deep State, by Mike Lofgren, pg 63. The demands of fundraising for US politicians are exceptional but I assume a similar process can be found elsewhere, as an elite gradually becomes one’s reference group if… Read More ›
Social Research and Intellectual Neglect: The Promise in Explicating the Philosophical Ethics Underpinning Our Research
by John-Paul Smiley This brief piece is a rallying call of sorts – for researchers to more clearly make explicit the fundamental philosophical ethics underpinning their research. Most research, as Kinsella (2006) points out, ‘…is informed by philosophical underpinnings that… Read More ›
Television at its best: extremely funny and genuinely informative:
Two superb LSE podcasts with expert analysis of the astonishing events unfolding in America at the moment:
Benjamin Kahan, Celibacies: American Modernism & Sexual Life, 2013, United States of America, Duke University Press, 235 pp., 978-0-8223-5568-7 There is a degree of difficulty inherent in reviewing texts from outside your discipline and certain risks attached to evaluating research… Read More ›
by Deborah Talbot The Alternative Academia Network held its second meeting on the 14th February 2016. The aim is to discuss how creativity works inside and outside universities. The following are notes from the presentation by Deborah Talbot, which explores… Read More ›
Richard Wright’s “Black Boy” (2000) cited in “What Group?” Studying Whites and Whiteness in the Era of “Color-Blindness” by AMANDA E. LEWIS (2004)
by Laura Clancy Despite appearing to be a sycophantic fantasy, Clean for the Queen is actually a real thing. Launched by (aristocratic-loving) Country Life magazine and Keep Britain Tidy, ‘Clean for the Queen’ is billed as ‘a campaign to… Read More ›
Have any readers seen this film yet? Was it impressive? I’ve heard good things and I’m trying to track down a copy, as this could be a potential film for our first Sociological Imagination film night in Manchester this summer.
A really interesting film via Dan Silver: This is a fascinating documentary film about the longstanding financial problems of the Barnes Foundation, a $25-billion collection of mostly Modernist and post-Impressionist artworks, and the foundation officers’ successful effort to break Albert… Read More ›
by Michael Palkowski Professor Steve Fuller, an eminent sociologist at the university of Warwick recently published a provocative blog post on the ways in which academia deals with plagiarism, titled “Plagiarism: Observations on Academia’s Self-Induced Moral Panic”. In this article,… Read More ›
An interesting map of Berlin’s property market (HT Su Oman). See here for the background and for the interactive version of the map.
by Natty Mark Samuels In November 2015 – I decided to learn Arabic. As we go along, I shall speak of the reasons why. For now, I would like to say that this idea, which has turned into a great… Read More ›
By announcing that £20m will be spent to “teach thousands of Muslim women to speak English”, David Cameron’s portrayal of them as linguistically deficient, culturally suppressed and visibly alien is reminiscent of a long line of colonial repression. The prime… Read More ›
A remarkable soundscape produced by the musicologist Mylène Pardoen (HT Su Oman). See here for more information. Paris as you have never heard it before! This novel experience is offered by Mylène Pardoen, a musicologist at the Passages XX-XXI laboratory,1 through the… Read More ›