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Keep up to date with the latest developments in the Department of Sociology.

Embodying Deficiency Through ‘Affective Practice’: Shame, Relationality, and the Lived Experience of Social Class and Gender in Higher Education
Based on empirical research with participants from working-class backgrounds studying and working in higher education in England, this article by Vik Loveday examines the lived experience of shame. Building on a feminist Bourdieusian approach to social class analysis, the article... Continue Reading →

CISP Salon: STS Then & Now: Infrastructure
CISP Salon: STS Then & Now – InfrastructureJanuary 18 (Wednesday) 2017 4:00pm-6:00pm, Warmington Tower 1204 Over the past 40 years, Science and Technology Studies (STS) has grown with contributions from many disciplines, sometimes leading to complicated genealogies concerning its many... Continue Reading →

How John Berger changed our way of seeing art
Writing in The Conversation, Vikki Bell and Yasmin Gunaratnam discuss how Berger, who died on January 2 at the age of 90, had a profound influence on the popular understanding of art and the visual image. Also that he was also a vibrant... Continue Reading →

Meeting John Berger by Les Back — Streetsigns

Talking Before the Dead

Smart Ethnography
1000 – 1800 16 December, 2016 PSH 302, Goldsmiths University of London The aim of this workshop is to bring together and evaluate critically the use of smartphones in ethnographic research. We ask, what are the particular affordances of smartphones... Continue Reading →

Another century, another witch-hunt: this time it’s poor Muslim women
Dr Abby Day, Reader of Race, Faith & Culture in the Department of Sociology, writes in The Conversation  that ‘Poor, uneducated, housebound women appear to be almost wholly responsible for the lack of integration of some Muslim communities in Britain. At least, that... Continue Reading →

Four films by Jim Hubbard
Screening and Director Q&A 8 – 10pm, Friday, 9 December 2016, The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, London, SE11 4TH Tickets available here: £4 full price, £3 students Jim Hubbard has been making experimental films that explore lesbian and gay activism... Continue Reading →