Sociology News and Events
Sociology at Warwick is reaching wider audiences and increasing its global impact across the social sciences. Professor Steve Fuller's recent lecture at the University of Uppsala on evolution vs intelligent design has been discussed on 29 September 2010 the Swedish 'thought for the day'. For more go to : http://sverigesradio.se/sida/arkiv.aspx?programid=1165&date=2010-09-27
Food Justice: report of the Food and Fairness Inquiry, July 2010, Food Ethics Council
Publication of Food Justice: report of the Food and Fairness Inquiry - a year-long investigation into social justice in food and farming, undertaken by a committee of respected and influential figures from across the food sector.
Dr Gurminder.K.Bhambra - 'Black ideas of Emancipation'
Dr Gurminder.K.Bhambra spoke on Wednesday 11th August on Radio 4's Thinking Allowed on Black ideas of Emancipation. You can listen to the programme here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tbgwr
Russia's Skinheads: Exploring and rethinking subcultural lives
Hilary Pilkington, Elena Omel'chenko and Al'bina Garifzianova
Russia’s Skinheads: Exploring and Rethinking Subcultural Lives provides a thorough examination of the phenomenon of skinheads, explaining its nature and its significance, and assessing how far Russian skinhead subculture is the ‘lumpen’ end of the extreme nationalist ideological spectrum.
Click on the link below to listen to the podcast by Professor Hilary Pilkington about the book.
'Embodiment and identity in an extreme sporting culture'
Dr Karen Throsby, Associate Professor, has been training to swim the channel as part of her auto-ethnographic work into sporting bodies. You can find out more by logging on to this Guardian article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/jul/19/research-extreme-sports
New Research Methods text from Warwick Sociology
We are pleased to announce the publication of the Fourth Edition of the bestselling research methods text How to Research. Co-authored by Professor Christina Hughes, this has been designed for first time researchers and contains everything you need to know about starting and completing a research project, writing your dissertation and beginning your PhD.
Feminism, Quantitative Methods and Researching Gender
A new issue of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology (2010; 13:3) and associated text has been published by Christina Hughes and Rachel Cohen. This explodes the myth that feminists don't use quantitative approaches in their research. Take a look at this ground breaking work at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g922967824 Or buy the text: Hughes, C and Cohen, R (2010) Feminism Counts: Quantitative Methods and Researching Gender, Oxford, Taylor and Francis
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