Vulnerable Futures, Transformative Pasts published

Vulnerability reins our time. People know that their world is changing in ways that they cannot foresee. Communities disintegrate and boundaries lose their relevance. Drawing on the concept of vulnerability as an affective relation individuals hold with their world and with their lives, this book analyzes vulnerability as it is immanently connected to temporality. It … Continue reading

Football, Ethnicity and Community shortlisted for BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize

Football, Ethnicity and Community: The Life of an African-Caribbean Football Club by Paul Ian Campbell has been shortlisted for the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2017. Congratulations to Paul Ian! This book is a case study of an African-Caribbean-founded football club, Meadebrook Cavaliers, from the English East Midlands. Covering the years 1970 to … Continue reading

Community Action in a Contested Society published

« As you read this book, you will discover how a peace process can be built from the bottom up. If you want to find out how Northern Ireland coped with its long-running nightmare of recurring violence, you will see here how community activists responded with courage, resilience and amazing leadership – unsung heroes and … Continue reading

Facing Poverty and Marginalization published

A long history of poverty, discrimination, colonialism and struggle for social justice has provided, over the last fifty years, the context for the development of a vast amount of critical scholarship targeting marginalization in Brazil: Freireian pedagogics, theology of liberation, critical sociology, anthropology and ethnomathematics, critical social psychology and discourse analysis. Most of this scholarship … Continue reading

‘Safety in the skies’: Author Simon Bennett interviewed on Australian radio programme Rear Vision

Author Simon Bennett was interviewed on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation National Radio programme Rear Vision on Sunday 21 August. The episode, titled ‘Safey in the skies – the story of aviation security’, focused on the history of aircraft hijackings. To listen to the programme, or read a transcript, click here. To read more about Simon … Continue reading

New book series: Sociología política para los desafíos del siglo XXI: pensar la política y la sociedad desde el sur

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the new book series Sociología política para los desafíos del siglo XXI: pensar la política y la sociedad desde el sur Series Editors: Karina Ansolabehere and Daniel Vásquez La colección busca analizar problemas contemporáneos del sur global desde una perspectiva de sociología política original conceptualmente y rigurosa metodológicamente. … Continue reading

New publication: Cartographies of Differences

This volume investigates the process of learning how to live with individual and group differences in the twenty-first century and examines the ambivalences of contemporary cosmopolitanism. Engaging with the concept of ‘critical cartography’, it emphasizes the structural impact of localities on the experiences of those living with difference, while trying to develop an account of … Continue reading

Marital Separation in Contemporary Ireland published

This book is based on detailed interviews with a group of Irish women who have experienced marital separation. It links the women’s accounts with literature on the values and beliefs about marriage, women and family which were prevalent when they were growing up in Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s. The book chronicles their young … Continue reading

New series: New Disciplinary Perspectives on Education

Book proposals are welcome for the new series   New Disciplinary Perspectives on Education   Series Editors: Dr Jones Irwin, St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University Dr Stephen Cowden, Coventry University Educational theory has always been framed within a wider context including philosophy, psychology, sociology and history. In the last ten years, educational discourse has … Continue reading

How Pilots Live author Simon Bennett on the Sinai plane crash

How Pilots Live author Simon Bennett has published an article on The Conversation website titled ‘Sinai plane crash: The five most common reasons for airliner disasters’. Read the article here. «I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand what our ‘glamorous’ way of life is really like; to the regulators and politicians … Continue reading

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