A group of UK sociologists believe their subject is just too important to hide away in academic departments. They want to tool up new sociology graduates to use their degrees to improve workplaces, organisations and communities, ensuring applied sociology is a part of the undergraduate curriculum. Nick Fox explains, with an introduction from the LSE Department of Sociology’s Dr […]
Housing is dominated by economic and political logics, raising fundamental questions about what, and whom, housing is for. But the need for a home is universal. In this post, Tom Brookes considers what a sociology of home could look like.
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One year ago, I returned to the UK for the first time in eighteen months. In my mind rang […]
LSE Impact Blog have kindly allowed Researching Sociology to repost Tina Basi and Mona Sloane’s analysis of the “impact agenda” in universities.
Why is the Anthropocene important? And what does our mass media’s presentation of the Anthropocene tell us? Professor Emeritus Leslie Sklair shares his research.
There is an enormous amount of research on how ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’ are being reported in the media all over the world. However, since beginning to study the Anthropocene (the geological concept intended to measure and […]
Student Arianna McCullough draws on the experience of artist Amara La Negra to open up a conversation on colourism in this latest post.
Y de qué color! NEGRO. Y qué lindo suena! NEGRO. Negro Soy!
Me gritaron, Victoria Santa Cruz
If you have any kind of social media account, its highly likely you’ve come across the name Amara La Negra over the past few […]
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 […]
In this piece, Clotilde Du Mesnil De Maricourt considers a number of critiques of the 2017 Netflix production ‘To The Bone’, drawing on her own experience and the dissertation she’s currently writing on eating disorder recovery narratives.
TW: eating disorders
Following mixed responses to Netflix’s new film To the Bone which came out last summer, I decided to make up my own opinion of it. A year […]