Monthly Archives: April 2015

The legacy of the coalition government: a double standard on women’s rights

As the general election looms large on the horizon, and the days of the current coalition government appear numbered, what are we to make of progress on women’s rights during the last five years of Tory-Liberal Democrat rule? The question is not a straightforward one to answer. Certainly examples spring to mind of government ministers speaking out about the need […]

April 20th, 2015|Politics|1 Comment|

Intersections of Gender, Sexuality, Race and Age in the Privileging of Coupledom

Earlier this year LSE held an event to commemorate the sociologist Ulrich Beck. Beck was prominent in developing the theory of reflexive modernity and the related concept of the transformation of intimacy. Such a theory suggests that postmodern society is characterised by diversification, freedom and fluidity within intimate relationships where non-traditional forms of love are being reflexively constructed into ‘elective […]

April 13th, 2015|Society|0 Comments|

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