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
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
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
Social Theory Centre forthcoming visit by Professor Walter Mignolo
Professor Walter Mignolo from Duke University, USA, will be a Visiting Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Study and will be hosted by the Department and the Social Theory Centre from 22-27 November 2010. Professor Mignolo will be involved in a number of academic activities during his time here including a reading group session on his book, ‘The Idea of Latin America’, a postgraduate advanced seminar on ‘Delinking and Connecting Histories’, as well as being involved in a symposium on ‘Decoloniality, Postcolonialism and the Subaltern’ co-organised with the Centre for Global History.