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'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
Christina Hughes writing on pleasure and the PhD
Professor Christina Hughes, writing on pleasure and the PhD, see article and debate in Times Higher Educational Supplement.
Honorary Professor - Professor Beverley Skeggs
Professor Beverley Skeggs: Honorary Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick We are pleased to announce that Professor Beverley Skeggs, Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London has been appointed to an Honorary Professorship in our Department. Professor Skeggs has an outstanding international reputation in the field of cultural and sociological studies and is particularly noted for her groundbreaking work in the fields of class, gender, sexuality and race. Her work is focused on the relationship between the most intimate and the structural through, for example, research that is concerned with how the intimate production of the self illustrates how far capitalist social relations have pervaded our lives. Her most recent research has explored how new political formations are being shaped through contemporary ethics and specifically how identities based on class are being produced by the new ethical scenarios presented on television. Professor Skeggs was appointed to a Chair in Sociology at the University of Manchester in 1999 and was Head of Department from 2001-2004. In 2004, she was appointed Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. During 2007 she was the Kerstin Hesselgren Professor in Gender Studies at Stockholm University. In 2003 she was elected as an Academician of the Academy of the Learned Societies for the Social Sciences.
The Guardian online ranked Sociology as 3rd in the UK for Teaching Quality in it's University Guide 2009.
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