Sociology News and Events
Professor Simon Williams 'Bringing Up Britain'
Professor Simon Williams appeared on Radio 4's 'Bringing Up Britain' on the politics of children's bedrooms. To listen to the full episode click on link below:
Mark Carrigan featured on Woman's Hour
'Following the introduction of civil partnerships and statistics which indiacte half of all children in the UK are being born outside marriage, it appears that attitudes towards sexuality have greatly relaxed. However, there is one demographic who feel increasingly marginalised in our more openly sexual society; it is estimated that one per cent of people in this country describe themselves as asexual'.
Woman's Hour Wednesday 29th February 2012
Mark Carrigan in The Observer 'Among the asexuals'
Among the asexuals
'In a society obsessed with sex. It's hard if you have no sexual desire at all. Some are searching for a new form of intimacy'.
The Observer Sunday 26th February 2012
Professor Jim Beckford in The Times
Church of England faces a fresh blow with the loss of leading role in prisons - read full article here
Mark Carrigan featured on BBC News website
What is it like to be asexual?
Sam Lyle - 'Social class and Kate Middleton'
Sam Lyle, one of our PhD students, was recently on local radio talking about the social class aspects of the recent royal engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton. To catch up go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00c3gqf#synopsis
Sam says "Speaking on BBC radio, local or national, is one of the more interesting ways that I get to engage people in sociological issues. It's great when events such as the impending royal wedding capture the popular imagination as it's an opportunity for sociologists to stimulate their own and the general public's sociological imagination."
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.