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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 […]

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    Decolonising Social Thought and Contemporary Social Discourse: the diversification and globalisation of sociology

Decolonising Social Thought and Contemporary Social Discourse: the diversification and globalisation of sociology

Do movements dedicated to decolonising sociology need to press further? Ashley Masing explores what a fully decolonised sociology could look like.

In The Communist Manifesto (1848), Marx once wrote that our political, legal, and educational systems were built on the foundations of existing structures which have scaffolded our society — and our colonial past is no exception to such influence. […]

Integration, Integration, Integration

By Jet Mates

Last week, when Dame Louise Casey’s long-awaited review into opportunity and integration was published, it struck a chord.  I’m currently volunteering for the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association, a charity set up by refugee Dr. Nooralhaq Nasimi 16 years ago.  The organisation’s motto is ‘to promote British values among the refugee community’, and in the work […]

January 2nd, 2017|Ethnicity, Race|0 Comments|

More Harm Than Good

By Jo Gregory

A small ex-mining town in North-East Derbyshire has recently garnered an unprecedented media interest. With specific reference to two recent articles weaving stories of racial and cultural division; between the townsfolk and ‘feckless’, ‘beer swilling’, ‘criminal’ migrants from Eastern Europe. This article analyses and subsequently rejects these trajectories. It attests throughout that these publications have inflicted their […]

“Being Black”: what is it cool for?

By Dr Poonam Madar, University of Surrey

 

Dr Poonam Madar lectures in Sociology and Criminology, based in London. Her research interests include race, gender, and popular culture. She blogs at: www.poonammadar.blogspot.com and she tweets as @PoonamMadar To find out more, visit Poonam’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/PoonamMadar

Not so long ago I began temping in an office in Central London. In the first few days, […]

Interview: Discussing PREVENT with Dr Kay Inckle (2 of 2)

Part II of interview with Kay Inckle by Ronda Daniel

This discussion surrounded both the current political climate, as well as the current state of sociology, in the discussion of Prevent, ‘The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act’, implemented in 2015.

Kay: I remember when the Prevent legislation was first being developed that I received an e-mail by accident, and which was later recalled, about staff […]

Should Sociologists Care About #OscarsSoWhite?

by Ronda Daniel – @rondaemily_

 

Initially, when I saw #OscarsSoWhite trending, referring to the fact that none of the nominations for this year’s Oscars feature performers of colour for the second year running, and responses from Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett-Smith who have chosen to boycott the awards ceremony, I viewed this as a trivial, non-issue. By ‘trivial, non-issue’, I originally […]