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Studying Society and Serving the Community: Bob Brown speaks at NTU, Nottingham

On Tuesday my department at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) hosted a guest speaker Bob Brown, for a discussion on the topic ‘Studying Society and Serving the Community’. 187 more words

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CfP: Public sociology and the role of the researcher

Very pleased to be keynoting this fantastic BSA PhD conference in a couple of months:

What is the role of the researcher outside the academy? This event invites Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers to innovate and critically reflect on three related areas of public sociology: academic activism, public engagement, and participation and co-production.

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Committing Public Sociology: Reflecting on our Experience

Our course has come to an end, but fret not as we have one last blog post for you. Read our joint blog post as we reflect upon our experience with this project and the impact it has since fostered. 1,459 more words

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Fatness: A Self Reflection

“Cow.”
“Fatty.”
“Fat-So.”
“Fat-Ass.”
“Fat-Fuck.”

These are among some of the many words that have been casted against me by others on a near-daily basis. These words have been used with the specific intention to demean anything I say or do by shaming me for my fatness. 1,338 more words

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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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