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    White saviours and regressive progressivism: How identity politics ruthlessly undermines good causes

White saviours and regressive progressivism: How identity politics ruthlessly undermines good causes

In the run-up to Red Nose Day BSc Sociology student Jason Reed gives his take on whether Comic Relief fundraiser Stacey Dooley deserved criticism for posting a picture of herself with a Ugandan child.

This Friday (15 March) is Red Nose Day 2019. For over three decades, Comic Relief has loyally graced our screens once a year, delighting British audiences […]

The Wire as sociology

In this post, Tom Brookes considers ‘The Wire’ as a sociological cultural object in its production, form and content, and consumption.

Ten years ago this month, HBO broadcast the final episode of The Wire (2002-2008). It had not been plain sailing. Since its inception, The Wire had weathered low viewing figures and regular threats of cancellation. However, by its conclusion, and throughout the subsequent […]

The Death of Vine and the Volatile Nature of New Media

By Ryan Browne – @Ryan_Browne_

Ryan graduated from the University of Westminster in July 2016, with a first class degree in English Literature. His dissertation focused on the significance of artificial intelligence in literature. He is currently studying for an NCTJ (Journalism), and writes about technology and politics. 

 

Imagine one day that the video-sharing platform YouTube suddenly ceased to exist, its owner […]

January 17th, 2017|Media, Technology|1 Comment|