I shoot, therefore I exist by Claudia Vallvé, Barcelona This is my street. I see them every day, any hour of the day. By dozens. Standing there. Taking their photos. They come, they shoot, they go. Average of stay: 3… Read More ›
Although criminology has grown as a field of study in the last 2 decades, it remains rooted in sociology. The study of the analysis of crime, criminal behaviour, and societal responses to law breaking cannot be understood without understanding who… Read More ›
Baklava is a recent Bulgarian film which was banned as soon as it was released a couple of years ago due to allegations of content unsuitable for the screen, including violence, indecency and child pornography. Allegations aside, the film presents a bleak,… Read More ›
“Painting primates” by Justin Goodman and Joseph Klett Welcome to the first article in our visual sociology column! It introduces a less widely known area of sociology: the study of animals and society. Do check out the website of the American Sociological… Read More ›
Illustration 1: “Transformational” Owton, 2012, Charcoal, 297x420mm, 130gsm, white cartridge paper Cross country; years and years running, Huuuuuge amounts of training, Puzzled; getting nowhere… slower and slower, Not occurring that I had undiagnosed asthma. Germany, in the street collapsed, Running… Read More ›
Dr Helen Owton is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Northampton
This gallery traces the evolution of female Wimbledon fashion, from the floor-length dresses of the 1880s to the skin-tight miniskirts of today: (click on the image to see the full gallery)
Check out the website “Films for action”: it has an excellent online collection of films. Here is their Film of the Day for 22 February 2013:
See this Chronicle of Higher Education report on the publishing patterns of female academic authors in the last three and a half centuries.
In this video, Dalton Conley discusses the C.W.Mills’ idea that a successful sociologist makes the familiar strange.
Ever wondered how much money Greece owes, and who lent the money? Here is a helpful visualisation.
A glimpse into the sociology student culture in Germany… Here is how sociology students at the Humboldt University in Berlin advertised their first semester party a few days ago:
This BBC documentary from 1988 explores class inequalities in the lifespan and quality of life of UK citizens. What has changed today? Click the link to watch the documentary: Why do the working class in Britain die young?> Click HERE… Read More ›
Continued: Part 5 Part 6 Part 7
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 (Continued tomorrow)
This is the story of a town-planning cock-up known as the Northern Heights Plan which, if completed, would have meant miles of extra houses and tube stations to the North West of London. Produced by Jay Foreman and Paul Kendler.