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Bev Skeggs BA PhD PGCE AcSS

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Bev Skeggs BA PhD PGCE AcSS

Research interests: class, media and cultural formations, feminist and poststructuralist theory, Pierre Bourdieu and Marx, spatial formations.

I worked at the Worcester College of Higher Education and the Universities of Keele, York, Lancaster and Manchester before joining the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths. I’ve worked in the areas of Women’s Studies and Cultural Studies as well as Sociology.

My research interests consolidate around the issue of value and values. How do we know what value and values are? What do they do? I only realized this was my central concern recently when I was asked to summarise my work and noticed that all my research has been framed around these issues. Hence value/s has led me through issues of respectability in class and gender formation, an exploration of symbolic value through media and cultural formations; using feminist and poststructuralist theory, Pierre Bourdieu and to the economic abstractions of Marx, to help me understand. I’m still working on this  topic (it is my life’s work), currently attempting to understand how value moves on, through and with people as they live the imperatives of exchange in capitalism. But, more significantly, what remains beyond exchange? What matters to people? How do they formulate value/s beyond economic perceptions? I have been developing the idea of ‘person value’ through ‘value struggles’ to understand how different forms of de/valued personhood are lived.

In July 2011 I became the joint managing editor of the journal The Sociological Review, a major journal which has just celebrated 100 years of shaping the field. I’m incredibly proud to make a small intervention into its illustrious history.

Academic qualifications

I am delighted to have been awarded the following honours:

Elected, Academician of the Academy of the Learned Socities for the Social Sciences (from 2003-)

Honorary Professor, Sociology, University of Warwick (from 2010-2014)

Honorary Doctorate, Aalborg University, Denmark (from July 2011-)

Honorary Doctorate, Stockholm University, Sweden (from September 2011-)

Honorary Doctorate, University of Teesside (from October 2012-). My home town.

Areas of supervision

Postgraduate Supervision

I’ve supervised a range of students of whom I’m really proud. PhD students are the future of sociology. 

ESRC Funded Students:

Anne Cronin ‘Cultural Consumption: Comparative Studies of France and the UK (1994-1998). Now a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Lancaster University. The PhD became the great book Advertising and Consumer Citizenship: Gender, Images and Rights, London & New York: Routledge. (with Celia Lury)

Breda Gray ‘ Irish Women and the Diaspora’ (1994-1998). Now a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the university of Limerick. The PhD became Women and the Irish Diaspora, London and New York: Routledge. (with Jackie Stacey)

Diane Railton ‘Young Women and Musical Appreciation’ (1995-1999). Now Senior Lecturer in Sociology of the Media at the University of Teeside. The PhD became Music Video and the Politics of Representation. Edinburgh University Press.

Jocey Quinn ‘ Widening Participation: Women Returner’s Experiences of Higher Education’ (1996-1999). Now Professor of Education, School of Partnership, Enterprise & Professional Studies, University of Plymouth. Her most recent book is Learning Communities and Imagined Social Capital, London: Continuum (with Rosemary Deem)

Lewis Turner (1999- transfer) ‘Gender Renaissance: Re-configurations of femininity (2004). Now an independent researcher and stakeholder consultant for Lancashire Constabulary and the Crown Prosecution Service on trans issue, published with Stephen Whittle ''Sex Changes'? Paradigm Shifts in 'Sex' and 'Gender' Following the Gender Recognition Act? In Sociological Research Online, Volume 12, Issue 1.

Anneke Meyer ‘Discourses of Pedophilia’ (2001- 2004). Now Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her PhD was published as Meyer, A. (2007) The Child at Risk: Paedophiles, Media Responses and Public Opinion. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Jenny Burchill ‘Changing Landscapes: Manchester Streetscapes’ (2001- 2005);

Danielle Griffiths ‘Intimacy on Television’ (2001- 2006). Now research associate in the School of Law, University of Manchester. Has published her PhD in journal articles. (with Lisa Adkins)

Debbie Fallon (2004-10 pt) ‘ A Feminist Analysis of Young Women Accessing Post-Coital Contraception’. Still working at Salford University.

Emma Jackson (2005-2010) Young Homeless People and Urban Space: Dis/placements, Mobilities and Fixity . Was a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant working on an ESRC-ANR funded project exploring the relationship between the middle classes and the city in Paris and London and now holds a postdoctoral position in Urban Studies at Glasgow (supervised with Les Back)

Mike Leary (2004-2010 part-time) Representations of Space and the Space of Representation: A Lefebrvian analysis of Castlefield, Manchester. (with Michael Keith). published as The Production of Urban Public Space: international comparisons, Policy Press, Bristol Urban Regeneration from a Global Perspective. Mike teaches urban planning at Southbank University.

Christy Kulz (2008-2012) ‘Structure Liberates: making subjects for the future in a London Secondary School’ (with Kirsten Campbell) 

Completed not ESRC:

Ming Phang Sun Educational Experience in Transforming Taiwan’ (1989-1993); Fang Long Sook ‘Ghosts: Inheritance in Taiwan’ (1996-1999); Sahar Khamis ‘Women’s Use of Media in Egypt (1997-2000); Myung Sook Sun ‘South Korean Women’s Responses to Western Feminism’ (1998-2002); Tara Few ‘Young Women’s Responses to Popular Music’ (1998-2003); Feichi Chang ‘Women Journalists in Taiwan’ (2002- 2008);Benny Lu ‘NeoLiberalism and Sexuality in Mainland China’ (Jan 2008-2012)

Currently supervising:

Patrick Butterfield 'The Human Economy: NGOs and New Forms of Capital and Self' (2012-)

Jamie Woodcock 'When the Worker is Labour and Commodity: New Forms of Work' (2012-)

Denise Claux 'Eating the Peruvian Nation; Foodways and National Culture' (Visual Sociology) (2012-)

Anna Bull 'Making Music: Authority and Practice' (2012-) (ESRC)

Sian Weston ‘Branding Burberry: Good and Bad Consumers’ (2007-)(part-time)

Vickie Dabrowski 'Young Women, Feminism and Austerity (2012-) (ESRC)

Jules Harpin 'Civil Partnerships: Why?' (2012-)

Valentina Alvarez 'Memory and Domestic Labour in Chile' (2013-)

Rosa Crepax 'Fashion and Androgyny (2013-)

Lulu LeVay 'Media and Reproduction' (2013-)

Danny Zschomler 'Prosperity Theology' (2013 - as part of the ESRC Values and Value Project)

Television and video output

Formations Revisited: Returning to Ideology and Value: Are you a hit?
Stockholm University, 30 September 2011

Radio

February 2012 - listen HERE to a podcast of Beverley Skeggs being interviewed about her research on BBC Radio 4

Research Interests

Research Projects:

PhD 1980-1986: An Ethnographic Study of Young Women and Their Experience of Caring Further Education Using Further Education as an institutional foci and tracing movement through broader cultural spaces it explored how young, white, working class women became implicated in the construction of their own subjectivities in relation to wider structures of class and gender. Drawing from the theories of Bourdieu, Gramsci, Genovese and Foucault, the study demonstrated how, in this process, they implicate themselves in subordination and self-surveillance and also provide free caring labour in areas where state provision was cut. (SSRC funded)

1983-1984: The Educational and Vocational Choice of School Leavers. This research produced a data bank by monitoring and recording the qualifications and labour market choices of all sixteen -year old school pupils in Cheshire. Use was made of SPSS computation through IBM mainframes. (ESRC funded £84,000)

April 1988 July 1988: Multi-Ethnic Needs in Hereford and Worcester Part One. This involved interviewing all managers and department heads in Hereford and Worcester Further Education Colleges to estimate the form and type of racism in existence in college in order to develop staff training programmes to fit local requirements. (LEA/GRIST funded: £26,000)

Sept. 1988-Nov. 1988: Follow-up study to doctoral research. This traced the eighty -three young women studied for the PhD, to develop theories of sexuality and explore the influences of popular culture upon familial and employment decisions. (GRIST £7,500)

Nov. 1988-April 1989: Multi-Ethnic Educational Needs in Hereford and Worcester Part Two. This identified the needs of black students in Hereford and Worcester Further Education Colleges. Firstly, to inform the design and provision of staff development courses. Secondly, to establish a county network for the incorporation of this research in the review and design of curriculum materials. (LEA/GRIST £26,000)

July - Dec. 1991: Sexual Awareness Amongst Young People in the North East. Using innovative research methods, such as popular cultural questionnaires, and intensive interviewing with a sampled group of 16-24 year old young people, it generated issue understanding that was used to develop training materials for Further Education staff development on HIV/AIDS awareness. (Health Authority funded: £6,500)

April, May, September 1992 : Women, 'Race' & Resistance in Music. In New York, London, LA, Manchester. Interviewed performers and powerful women in the music industry to identify the sites, places and motivations for the production of popular feminism.

May - August 1997: Sexual Citizenship: Space, Consumption, Law. Seedcorn funding IWS Lancaster University (with Les Moran and Carole Truman). This research generated pilot data for the following ESRC research proposal. It used three different focus groups (Lesbians, gay men and heterosexual women to generate an issue based understanding of homophobic violence and the production of safer-space (Institute for Women's Studies £2,000)

May 1998- 2001: ESRC (L133251031) Violence, Sexuality, Space: A Study of the Practical and Policy Context of Sustainable Safe Public Places: (Principal Investigator, with Les Moran). The study explores how safer places are generated and maintained for three different groups (gay men, lesbians and heterosexual women) in two different geographical locations (Manchester and Lancaster). It uses multi methods and has generated innovative methods of feedback of research results to interested stakeholder groups, policy makers and community organizations. (ESRC £143,000)

June 1999- Jan 2000: Representations of Smokers (Seedcorn funding, Faculty of Social Science, Lancaster University (with Professor Hilary Graham). A literature search and review of the state of research on smoking. This included all health promotion literature alongside TV and media representations. (FSS, £1,000)

February 2003- Regenerating Communities through Radio: A case study of Radio Regen
(funded by Manchester City Council + European Social Fund). The study involved 3 stages. The first is an organizational evaluation, examining work culture and how this impacts upon training policy and stations output. The second examined training and volunteers and the third was a community evaluation to understand how both the former two stages of analysis can be used to understand the impact of the Radio stations on their local community.

January 2007 – July 2007 CRESC Contingencies of Value (ESRC Centre for Social and Cultural Change small grant 10k) to study what matters to people who are beyond the normative understandings of exchange value personhood. Three groups were interviewed: ex-offenders, a group of older women +80 and a group of young mothers to examine what matters when investments either previously made, not made or impossible to make do not generate attachments to future participation in society.

April 2005 – Sept 2007: (ESRC 148-25-0040) Making Class through Televised Ethical Scenarios (£134,000)
This is a project about how identities based on class (with gender and race) are shaped by the ethical scenarios offered by television. The research explores how televisual texts mediate subjectivity by showing how class is currently produced through different methods for self-making. Whilst many social commentators promote and predict the demise of class, our prior research suggests that class is not declining at all but is instead made differently, in ways that have not yet been fully identified. It is the purpose of this project to identify these new ways of making class. (with Dr Helen Wood, Manchester and Nancy Thumim, researcher Oct 2005-April 2007)

Sept 2013- Sept 2016 (ESRC Professorial Fellowship ES/KO10786/1) A Sociology of Values and Value
There has been a great deal of interest in how capital has intervened in almost every area of life, leading some to propose new forms of capital eg ‘emotional capitalism’, and others to suggest that processes of valuation are now the major method for understanding the social world. Whilst, no doubt, capital behaves according to its own logic, finding new lines of flight, converting affects into value, making multi-culturalism marketable, generating new forms of bio-capital, and making many of our actions subject to the logic of calculation, this project asks if anything is left behind. Is there anything that cannot be capitalized upon? Many social theories reproduce the logic of capital. But if we only understand the world from the perspective of this logic what do we miss seeing? My previous research projects have drawn attention to how values are formed beyond value, unnoticed and unseen, producing new ways of being and doing in the world, organized differently through spatial and temporal co-ordinates. This project consolidates and expands this analysis by exploring values (and their relationship to value) through two limit cases that attempt to convert all values to value: modern digital relations and traditional prosperity theology.

Publications

Book

Reacting to Reality Television: Performance, Audience and Value
Skeggs, Bev and Wood, Helen. 2012. Reacting to Reality Television: Performance, Audience and Value. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-69370-7

Feminism After Bourdieu
Skeggs, Bev and Adkins, Lisa. 2004. Feminism After Bourdieu. Blackwell. ISBN 1405123958

Class, Self, Culture
Skeggs, Bev. 2004. Class, Self, Culture. Routledge. ISBN 9780415300865

Sexuality and the Politics of Violence and Safety
Skeggs, Bev and Moran, L.. 2004. Sexuality and the Politics of Violence and Safety. Routledge. ISBN 0415300924

Att bli respektabel : konstruktioner av klass och kön
Skeggs, Bev. 2000. Att bli respektabel : konstruktioner av klass och kön. Stockholm: Bokförlaget Daidalos . ISBN 978-9171731135

Formations of Class & Gender: Becoming Respectable
Skeggs, Bev. 1997. Formations of Class & Gender: Becoming Respectable. Sage. ISBN 978-0761955122

The Media (Issues in Sociology)
Skeggs, Bev and Mundy, John. 1992. The Media (Issues in Sociology). London: Nelson Thornes Ltd . ISBN 978-0174384465

Edited Book

Reacting to Reality Television: Audience, Performance and Value
Skeggs, Bev and Wood, Helen, eds. 2012. Reacting to Reality Television: Audience, Performance and Value. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415693714

Reality Television and Class
Skeggs, Bev and Wood, Helen, eds. 2011. Reality Television and Class. London: Palgrave. ISBN 978-1844573974

Transformations: Thinking Through Feminism
Ahmed, Sara; Lury, Celia; McNeil, Maurenn; Kilby, Jane and Skeggs, Bev, eds. 2000. Transformations: Thinking Through Feminism. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415220675

Feminist Cultural Theory: Production and Process
Skeggs, Bev, ed. 1995. Feminist Cultural Theory: Production and Process. Manchester: Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-0719044717

Edited Journal

Special Issue: The politics of imagination, edited by Joanna Latimer and Beverley Skeggs
Skeggs, Bev and Latimer, Joanna, eds. 2011. Special Issue: The politics of imagination, edited by Joanna Latimer and Beverley Skeggs .

Book Section

Affect and Culture in the Making of Class Relations
Skeggs, Bev. 2012. Affect and Culture in the Making of Class Relations. In: George Ritzer, ed. International Encylopedia of Sociology. Oxford: Blackwell.

This is a Matter of Pride: The Choir: Unsung Town and Community Transformation
Blackman, Lisa. 2011. This is a Matter of Pride: The Choir: Unsung Town and Community Transformation. In: Bev Skeggs and Helen Wood, eds. Reality Television and Class. Basingstoke and New York: BFI/Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 237-249. ISBN 978-1844573974

Class culture and morality: legacies and logics in the space for identification
Skeggs, Bev. 2010. Class culture and morality: legacies and logics in the space for identification. In: M Wetherell and C.T. Mohanty, eds. The Sage Handbook of Identities. London: Sage, pp. 339-360. ISBN 978-1-4129-3411-4

Reacting to Reality TV: The affective economy of an 'extended social/public realm
Skeggs, Bev and Wood, Helen. 2010. Reacting to Reality TV: The affective economy of an 'extended social/public realm. In: Marwan Kraidy and Katherine Sender, eds. The Politics of Reality Television: Global Perspectives. New York: Routledge, pp. 93-106. ISBN 978-0415588256

Class
Skeggs, Bev. 2010. Class. In: Margaret Wetherell and Chandra Mohanty, eds. The SAGE Handbook of Identities. London: Sage. ISBN 978-1412934114

Haunted by the Spectre of Judgement: Respectability, Value and Affect in Class Relations
Skeggs, Bev. 2009. Haunted by the Spectre of Judgement: Respectability, Value and Affect in Class Relations. In: Kjartan Pll Sveinsson, ed. Who Cares about the White Working Class? London: Runnymede, pp. 36-45. ISBN 9781906732103

The Transformation of Intimacy: Classed Identities in the Moral Economy of Reality Television
Skeggs, Bev and Wood, Helen. 2009. The Transformation of Intimacy: Classed Identities in the Moral Economy of Reality Television. In: Margaret Wetherell, ed. Identity in the 21st Century, New Trends in Changing Times. Palgrave Macmillan , 231-249 . ISBN 230580874

'It's just sad': Affect, Judgement and Emotional Labour in 'Reality' Television Viewing
Wood, Helen; Skeggs, Bev and Thumim, Nancy. 2008. 'It's just sad': Affect, Judgement and Emotional Labour in 'Reality' Television Viewing. In: , ed. Femininity, Domesticity and Popular Culture. London: Routledge, pp. 135-150. ISBN 978-0-415-96314-5

Spectacular Morality: 'Reality' Television, Individualisation and the Re-making of the Working Class
Skeggs, Bev and Wood, Helen. 2008. Spectacular Morality: 'Reality' Television, Individualisation and the Re-making of the Working Class. In: , ed. The Media and Social Theory. London: Routledge, pp. 177-193. ISBN 9780415447997

Making Class through Fragmenting Culture
Skeggs, Bev. 2008. Making Class through Fragmenting Culture. In: Angel Lin, ed. Problematising Identity: Everyday Struggles in Language, Culture and Education. Routledge, pp. 35-51. ISBN 9780805853391

The Labour of Transformation on ‘Reality’ Television: Synoptical Viewing and Judgment
Skeggs, Bev. 2008. The Labour of Transformation on ‘Reality’ Television: Synoptical Viewing and Judgment. In: Tania Lewis, ed. TV Transformations: Revealing the Makeover Show. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415451482

The Problem with Identity
Skeggs, Bev. 2007. The Problem with Identity. In: Angel Lin, ed. Problematising Identity: Everyday Struggles in Language, Culture and Education. Routledge , 11-35 . ISBN 9780805853391

Feminist Ethnography
Skeggs, Bev. 2007. Feminist Ethnography. In: Paul Atkinson; Amanda Coffey and Sara Delamont, eds. Handbook of Ethnography. London: SAGE, pp. 426-443. ISBN 978-1412946063

Cosmopolitan Knowledge and the Production and Consumption of Sexualised Space: Manchesters Gay Village
Skeggs, Bev and Binnie, Jon. 2006. Cosmopolitan Knowledge and the Production and Consumption of Sexualised Space: Manchesters Gay Village. In: Jon Binnie; Julian Holloway and Steve Millington, eds. Cosmopolitan Urbanism. Routledge , 220-246 . ISBN 415344920

Context and Background: Pierre Bourdieu’s Analysis of Class, Gender and Sexuality
Skeggs, Bev. 2005. Context and Background: Pierre Bourdieu’s Analysis of Class, Gender and Sexuality. In: Bev Skeggs and Lisa Adkins , eds. Feminism After Bourdieu. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 19-35. ISBN 978-1405123952

Exchange Value and Affect: Bourdieu and the Self
Skeggs, Bev. 2005. Exchange Value and Affect: Bourdieu and the Self. In: Bev Skeggs and Lisa Adkins , eds. Feminism After Bourdieu. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 75-97. ISBN 978-1405123952

Cosmopolitan Knowledge and the Production and Consumption of Sexualised Space: Manchester’s Gay Village
Skeggs, Bev; Binnie, Jon and UNSPECIFIED. 2005. Cosmopolitan Knowledge and the Production and Consumption of Sexualised Space: Manchester’s Gay Village. In: Jon Binnie; Julian Holloway; Steve Mlilington and Craig Young, eds. Cosmopolitan Urbanism. London: Routledge, pp. 220-246. ISBN 978-0415344920

The Re-branding of Class
Skeggs, Bev. 2004. The Re-branding of Class. In: Fiona Devine; Mike Savage; John Scott and Rosemary Crompton, eds. Rethinking Class: Culture, Identities, Lifestyle. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan , pp. 46-67. ISBN 978-0333968956

Entries on Feminist Cultural Theory and Technology of Gender
Skeggs, Bev. 2003. Entries on Feminist Cultural Theory and Technology of Gender. In: Lorraine Code, ed. Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415308854

Safety Talk, Violence and Laughter: Methodological Reflections on Focus Groups in Violence Research
Skeggs, Bev; Moran, Leslie J.; Tyrer, Paul and Corteen, Karen. 2003. Safety Talk, Violence and Laughter: Methodological Reflections on Focus Groups in Violence Research. In: Raymond Lee and Elizabeth Stanko, eds. Researching Violence: Essays on Methodology and Measurement. London: Routledge, pp. 107-126. ISBN 978-0415301312

The Constitution of Fear in Gay Space
Skeggs, Bev; Moran, Leslie J.; Tyrer, Paul and Corteen, Karen. 2003. The Constitution of Fear in Gay Space. In: Elizabeth Stanko, ed. The Meaning of Violence. London: Routledge, pp. 107-126. ISBN 978-0415301305

Techniques for Telling the Reflexive Self
Skeggs, Bev. 2002. Techniques for Telling the Reflexive Self. In: Tim May, ed. Qualitative Research in Action. London: Sage, pp. 349-375. ISBN 978-0761960683

The Appearance of Class: Challenges in Gay Space
Skeggs, Bev. 2000. The Appearance of Class: Challenges in Gay Space. In: Sally Munt, ed. Cultural Studies and the Working Class: Subject to Change. London: Continnuum-3PL, pp. 129-151. ISBN 978-0304705498

Cultures of Class
Skeggs, Bev. 2000. Cultures of Class. In: Michael Haralambos, ed. Developments in Sociology: v. 16: An Annual Review. Causeway Press, pp. 1-25. ISBN 978-1902796130

The rhetorical affects of feminism - Introduction
Skeggs, Bev. 2000. The rhetorical affects of feminism - Introduction. In: Sara Ahmed, ed. Transformations: Thinking Through Feminism. London: Routledge, pp. 25-27. ISBN 978-0415220668

Introduction: Thinking Through Feminism
Skeggs, Bev; Ahmed, Sara; Kilby, Jane; McNeil, Maureen and Lury, Celia. 2000. Introduction: Thinking Through Feminism. In: Sara Ahmed ; Jane Kilby; Maureen McNeil; Celia Lury and Bev Skeggs , eds. Transformations: Thinking Through Feminism. London: Routledge, pp. 1-24. ISBN 978-0415220668

Women Avoiding being Working Class
Skeggs, Bev. 2000. Women Avoiding being Working Class. In: Nicholas Abercrombie and Alan Warde, eds. The Contemporary British Society Reader. Cambridge: Polity Press , pp. 118-126. ISBN 978-0745622620

Classifying Practices: Representations, Capitals and Recognitions
Skeggs, Bev. 1997. Classifying Practices: Representations, Capitals and Recognitions. In: Pat Mahoney and Christine Zmroczek, eds. Class Matters: "Working Class" Women's Perspectives On Social Class. London: Taylor & Francis , pp. 123-140. ISBN 978-0748405404

Absolutely Fabulous and Textual Analysis
Skeggs, Bev. 1997. Absolutely Fabulous and Textual Analysis. In: Christine Geraghty and David Lusted, eds. The Television Studies Book. London: Bloomsbury Academic , pp. 287-301. ISBN 978-0340662311

Theorising, Writing and Ethics: the Production of Ethnography
Skeggs, Bev. 1995. Theorising, Writing and Ethics: the Production of Ethnography. In: Bev Skeggs , ed. The Production of Feminist Cultural Theory. Manchester : Manchester University Press, pp. 190-207. ISBN 978-0719044717

Theories of Masculinities
Skeggs, Bev. 1994. Theories of Masculinities. In: P Ahokes; M Lahti and J Sihvonen, eds. Discourse of Masculinity. Finnish/English Publication: Jyuaskylan Nykykultluria, Tutkimusyksikio, pp. 13-36.

Situating the Production of Feminist Ethnography
Skeggs, Bev. 1994. Situating the Production of Feminist Ethnography. In: Mary Maynard and June Purvis, eds. Researching Women's Lives from a Feminist Perspective. Basingstoke: Taylor & Francis Ltd , pp. 72-93. ISBN 978-0748401536

Refusing to be Civilised: 'Race', Sexuality and Power
Skeggs, Bev. 1994. Refusing to be Civilised: 'Race', Sexuality and Power. In: Haleh Afshar and Mary Maynard, eds. The Dynamics Of Race And Gender: Some Feminist Interventions. Basingstoke: Taylor & Francis , pp. 106-127. ISBN 978-0748402113

The Limits of Neutrality: Feminist Research and the ERA
Skeggs, Bev. 1994. The Limits of Neutrality: Feminist Research and the ERA. In: Barry Troyna and David Halpin, eds. Researching Educational Policy: Ethical and Methodological Issues. Routledge, pp. 75-94. ISBN 978-0750703451

All Around the World: Televising Live Music
Skeggs, Bev. 1993. All Around the World: Televising Live Music. In: Nod Miller and Rod Allan, eds. It's Live - But is it Real? University of Luton Press , pp. 59-66. ISBN 978-0861963706

A Good Time for Women Only
Skeggs, Bev. 1993. A Good Time for Women Only. In: Fran Lloyd, ed. Deconstructing Madonna. Batsford Press, pp. 271-281. ISBN 978-0713474022

The Cultural Production of 'Learning to Labour'
Skeggs, Bev. 1992. The Cultural Production of 'Learning to Labour'. In: Anne Beezer and Martin Barker, eds. Reading Into Cultural Studies. London: Routledge, pp. 181-196. ISBN 978-0415063777

Gender Reproduction in Education and its Alternatives
Skeggs, Bev. 1990. Gender Reproduction in Education and its Alternatives. In: Denis Gleeson, ed. Training and Its Alternatives. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, pp. 183-217. ISBN 978-0335093311

Gender Differences in Education
Skeggs, Bev. 1989. Gender Differences in Education. In: Ivan Reid and Erica Stratta, eds. Sex Differences in Britain. Aldershot: Gower Publishing Ltd, pp. 103-133. ISBN 978-0566055959

It’s Just Sad: Affect and Judgment on Reality TV
Skeggs, Bev and Wood, Helen. It’s Just Sad: Affect and Judgment on Reality TV. In: J Hollows, ed. Homefires: Domesticity, Feminism and Popular Culture. London: Routledge. (Forthcoming)

Article

Capital experimentation with person/a formation: how Facebook's monetization refigures the relationship between property, personhood and protest
Skeggs, Bev and Yuill, Simon. 2015. Capital experimentation with person/a formation: how Facebook's monetization refigures the relationship between property, personhood and protest. Information Communication and Society,

The methodology of a multi-model project examining how Facebook infrastructures social relations
Skeggs, Bev and Yuill, Simon. 2015. The methodology of a multi-model project examining how Facebook infrastructures social relations. Information, Communication & Society, ISSN 1369-118X

Values beyond value? Is anything beyond the logic of capital?
Skeggs, Bev. 2014. Values beyond value? Is anything beyond the logic of capital? British Journal of Sociology, 65(1), pp. 1-20. ISSN 0007-1315

Struggles for value: value practices, injustice, judgment, affect and the idea of class
Skeggs, Bev and Loveday, Vik. 2012. Struggles for value: value practices, injustice, judgment, affect and the idea of class. British Journal of Sociology, 63(3), pp. 472-490. ISSN 0007-1315

'Struggles for value: value practices, injustice, judgment, affect and the idea of class'
Skeggs, Bev and Loveday, Vik. 2012. 'Struggles for value: value practices, injustice, judgment, affect and the idea of class'. The British Journal of Sociology, 63(3), pp. 472-490. ISSN 0007-1315

Turning it on is a class act: Immediated object relations with TV
Skeggs, Bev and Wood, Helen. 2011. Turning it on is a class act: Immediated object relations with TV. Media, Culture and Society, 33(6), pp. 941-953. ISSN 0163-4437

Imagining Personhood Differently: Person Value and Autonomist Working-Class Value Practices
Skeggs, Bev. 2011. Imagining Personhood Differently: Person Value and Autonomist Working-Class Value Practices. The Sociological Review, 59(3), pp. 496-513. ISSN 0038-0261

The Politics of Imagination: Keeping Open, Curious and Critical
Skeggs, Bev and Latimer, Joanna. 2011. The Politics of Imagination: Keeping Open, Curious and Critical. The Sociological Review, 59(3), pp. 393-411. ISSN 0038-0261

The Value of Relationships: Affective Scenes and Emotional Performances
Skeggs, Bev. 2010. The Value of Relationships: Affective Scenes and Emotional Performances. Feminist Legal Studies, 18(1), pp. 29-51. ISSN 0966-3622

Ruth Herz Judge Playing Judge Ruth Herz: Reflections on the Performance of Judicial Authority
Moran, Leslie J.; Skeggs, Bev and Herz, Ruth. 2010. Ruth Herz Judge Playing Judge Ruth Herz: Reflections on the Performance of Judicial Authority. Law Text Culture, 14(1), pp. 198-219. ISSN 1332-9060

The moral economy of person production: the class relations of self-performance on `reality' television
Skeggs, Bev. 2009. The moral economy of person production: the class relations of self-performance on `reality' television. The Sociological Review, 57(4), pp. 626-644. ISSN 0038-0261

The dirty history of feminism and sociology: or the war of conceptual attrition
Skeggs, Bev. 2008. The dirty history of feminism and sociology: or the war of conceptual attrition. The Sociological Review, 56(4), pp. 670-690. ISSN 1467-954X

The Labour of Transformation and Circuits of Value ‘around’ Reality Television
Skeggs, Bev and Wood, Helen. 2008. The Labour of Transformation and Circuits of Value ‘around’ Reality Television. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 22(4), pp. 559-572. ISSN 1030-4312

'Oh goodness, I am watching reality TV': How methods make class in audience research
Skeggs, Bev; Thumim, Nancy and Wood, Helen. 2008. 'Oh goodness, I am watching reality TV': How methods make class in audience research. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 11(1), pp. 5-24. ISSN 1367-5494

On the economy of Moralism and Working-class Properness: An interview with Beverley Skeggs about Feminism, Respectability and Use-Value
Skeggs, Bev. 2008. On the economy of Moralism and Working-class Properness: An interview with Beverley Skeggs about Feminism, Respectability and Use-Value. Fronesis: a Journal of Marxism and Feminism, 25-26,

Sadness on Reality Television: Affect, Judgment and Emotional Labour
Skeggs, Bev and Wood, Helen. 2008. Sadness on Reality Television: Affect, Judgment and Emotional Labour. Tidskrift for genusvetenskap, 3-4, pp. 7-25.

Diasporic Narratives of Sexuality
Skeggs, Bev. 2008. Diasporic Narratives of Sexuality. Ethnologia Scandavica: A Journal for Nordic Ethnology , ISSN 0348-9698

The Making of Class and Gender through Visualizing Moral Subject Formation
Skeggs, Bev. 2005. The Making of Class and Gender through Visualizing Moral Subject Formation. Sociology, 39(5), pp. 965-982. ISSN 00380385

The Making of Class through Visualising Moral Subject Formation
Skeggs, Bev. 2005. The Making of Class through Visualising Moral Subject Formation. Sociology, 39(5), pp. 965-982. ISSN 0038-0385

Uneasy Alignments, Resourcing Respectable Subjectivity
Skeggs, Bev. 2004. Uneasy Alignments, Resourcing Respectable Subjectivity. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 10(2), pp. 291-298. ISSN 1064-2684

Cosmopolitan knowledge and the production and consumption of sexualized space: Manchester's gay village
Skeggs, Bev and Binnie, Jon. 2004. Cosmopolitan knowledge and the production and consumption of sexualized space: Manchester's gay village. Sociological Review, 52(1), pp. 39-62. ISSN 0038-0261

Queer as Folk: Producing the Real of Urban Space
Skeggs, Bev; Moran, Leslie J.; Tyrer, Paul and Binnie, Jon. 2004. Queer as Folk: Producing the Real of Urban Space. Urban Studies , 41(9), pp. 1839-1856. ISSN 0042-0980

Notes on Ethical Scenarios of Self on British Reality TV
Skeggs, Bev and Wood, Helen. 2004. Notes on Ethical Scenarios of Self on British Reality TV. Feminist Media Studies, 4(1), pp. 205-208. ISSN 1468-0777

The Formation of Fear in Gay Pace: the 'Straight' Story
Skeggs, Bev; Moran, Leslie J.; Corteen, Karen and Tyrer, Paul. 2003. The Formation of Fear in Gay Pace: the 'Straight' Story. Capital and Class , 27(2), pp. 173-198. ISSN 0309-8168

The Toilet Paper: Femininity, Class and Misrecognition
Skeggs, Bev. 2001. The Toilet Paper: Femininity, Class and Misrecognition. Women's Studies International Forum, 24(3-4), pp. 295-307. ISSN 0277-5395

Property, Boundary, Exclusion: Making Sense of Heterocentric Violence and Safer Spaces
Skeggs, Bev; Moran, Leslie J.; Tyrer, Paul and Corteen, Karen. 2001. Property, Boundary, Exclusion: Making Sense of Heterocentric Violence and Safer Spaces. Social and Cultural Geography , 2(4), pp. 407-420. ISSN 1464-9365

The Property of Safety
Skeggs, Bev and Moran, Leslie J.. 2001. The Property of Safety. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law , 23(4), pp. 379-393. ISSN 0964-9069

Remaining the Same with Difference
Skeggs, Bev. 2000. Remaining the Same with Difference. Feminist Review, 64, pp. 122-123. ISSN 0141-7789

Matter out of Place: Visibility and Sexualities in Leisure Spaces
Skeggs, Bev. 1999. Matter out of Place: Visibility and Sexualities in Leisure Spaces. Leisure Studies , 18, pp. 213-232. ISSN 0261-4367

Seeing Differently: Ethnography and Explanatory Power
Skeggs, Bev. 1999. Seeing Differently: Ethnography and Explanatory Power. Australian Educational Researcher , 26(1), pp. 33-55. ISSN 0311-6999

One Down - Five Hundred to go
Skeggs, Bev. 1999. One Down - Five Hundred to go. Journal of Gender Studies, 8(3), pp. 343-344. ISSN 0958-9236

Becoming a Modern 'Woman'
Skeggs, Bev. 1997. Becoming a Modern 'Woman'. Cultural Studies , 11(3), pp. 489-492. ISSN 0950-2386

Pornographies, pleasures, pedagogies in UK/US
Skeggs, Bev and Kirkham, Pat. 1996. Pornographies, pleasures, pedagogies in UK/US. Jump Cut, 40, pp. 106-113.

Women's Studies in Britain in the 1990s - Entitlement cultures and institutional constraints
Skeggs, Bev. 1995. Women's Studies in Britain in the 1990s - Entitlement cultures and institutional constraints. Women's Studies International Forum, 18(4), pp. 475-485. ISSN 0277-5395

Two Minute Brother: Contestation Through Gender, 'Race' and Sexuality
Skeggs, Bev. 1993. Two Minute Brother: Contestation Through Gender, 'Race' and Sexuality. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research , 6(3), pp. 299-322. ISSN 1351-1610

Doing Feminist Research
Skeggs, Bev. 1992. Doing Feminist Research. Sociology Review, 2(2), pp. 14-18.

Challenging Masculinity and Using Sexuality
Skeggs, Bev. 1991. Challenging Masculinity and Using Sexuality. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 12(2), pp. 127-139. ISSN 0142-5692

Postmodernism: what is all the fuss about?
Skeggs, Bev. 1991. Postmodernism: what is all the fuss about? British Journal of Sociology of Education, 12(2), pp. 255-267. ISSN 0142-5692

A Spanking Good Time: Sexuality and Feminist Readings
Skeggs, Bev. 1991. A Spanking Good Time: Sexuality and Feminist Readings. Magazine of Cultural Studies, 3, pp. 28-33.

Explosions on the Dance floor
Skeggs, Bev. 1990. Explosions on the Dance floor. Magazine of Cultural Studies, 1(8),

Cultural Studies in Poland
Skeggs, Bev. 1990. Cultural Studies in Poland. Magazine of Cultural Studies, 2(12-13),

Symposium: 'Louts and Legends'
Skeggs, Bev. 1989. Symposium: 'Louts and Legends'. British Journal of Sociology of Education , 10(4), pp. 481-493. ISSN 0142-5692

Gender Reproduction and Further Education: Domestic Apprenticeships
Skeggs, Bev. 1988. Gender Reproduction and Further Education: Domestic Apprenticeships. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 9(2), pp. 131-151. ISSN 0142-5692

Anti-Sexist Initiatives in Education
Skeggs, Bev. 1985. Anti-Sexist Initiatives in Education. Youth & Society, pp. 23-24. ISSN 0044-118X

Conference or Workshop Item

Struggles for Value: Reacting to Judgment
Skeggs, Bev. 2014. 'Struggles for Value: Reacting to Judgment'. In: Opening Lecture for Centre for Feminist Research. Goldsmiths, Universirty of London, United Kingdom.

Other

Thinking with Beverley Skeggs (edited by Annika Olsson)
Olsson, Annika and Skeggs, Bev. 2008. Thinking with Beverley Skeggs (edited by Annika Olsson) . Stockholm, Stockholm University .

On the economy of moralism and working-class properness An interview with Beverley Skeggs
Skeggs, Bev; Tollin, Katharina and Tornhill, Sophie. 2008. On the economy of moralism and working-class properness An interview with Beverley Skeggs . Fronesis.

Arvostus ja Vastarinta (an interview with Beverley Skeggs)
Jakonen, Mikko and Skeggs, Bev. Arvostus ja Vastarinta (an interview with Beverley Skeggs). UNSPECIFIED.