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Accessibility and the need to address ableism

I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed the other day, like any other student to pass the time, and came across a video from VICE News Canada that a friend shared on his timeline. 1,453 more words

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Five propositions about #publicsociology

Some thoughts after yesterday’s public sociology day in Manchester:

  • The meaning of ‘public sociology’ is not always self-evident and the enthusiasm of the impulse expressed through the term can cloud its meaning yet further.
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Disposable bodies: Cindy Gladue and [in]justice for the missing and murdered

Content warning: The written post below delves heavily into the content of sexual violence, murder and violence against Indigenous women. 

According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the women depicted in the image above represent 13 Indigenous women that have been missing and murdered since 2010 in my home province of Alberta. 1,466 more words

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Social Media and Public Sociology

Notes for The Practice of Public Sociology

It can seem obvious that there’s some relationship between social media and public sociology. After all, these are platforms which offer free, instantaneous and immediate access to audiences ranging from the tens of millions to the billions. 1,202 more words


The Practice of Public Sociology: Sociological Review Early Career Event

We’ve recently had some cancellations for the forthcoming event, The Practice of Public Sociology: Sociological Review Early Career Event.

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Unmapping next steps following the Blanket Exercise

“From the 1960s to the 1980s, thousands of First Nations and Métis children were forced illegally from our homes and adopted or fostered, usually by non-Aboriginal people. 1,337 more words

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Abjection: When Canadian sex workers don’t matter.

As philosophers Judith Butler and Julia Kristeva each thoroughly examine the theoretical concept of abjection, they speak to the classifications to identify those with such an attribute. 1,226 more words

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