Reinventing Couples: Tradition, Agency and Bricolage

New book by Julia Carter, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at CCCU, and Simon Duncan, Emeritus Professor of Comparative Social Policy at the University of Bradford.  Continue reading

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Reflections on living and freedom

By Lidis Garbovan, PhD student in Sociology.

On 29 August 2017 the small town of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, in the Himalayas was packed with thousands of people from several countries: Tibetans and Indians, Italians, Russians, Americans, British, Spanish, Colombians, as well as guests from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore.

At 07.30am I joined the long queue to register for the event that all these people were here for: to attend the lectures of the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1989 for his efforts towards peace and non-violence. Continue reading

Romantic relationships in a time of ‘cold intimacies’: a one day conference

Report by Lauren Palmer, Sociology Graduand.

This British Sociological Association Early Career workshop and networking event took place on 17th July 2017 at Canterbury Christ Church University. It focused on bringing together both newer and more established scholars who are currently working on research concerned with romantic couple relationships. Continue reading

Policing pregnancy: the new attack on women’s autonomy

By Jennie Bristow.

Next year, 2018, will mark the centenary of British women gaining the right to vote. It was a qualified right, restricted to a particular section of women, but a crucial step forwards in the fight for women’s equality, leading quickly to the extension of suffrage in 1928. And look where we are now.

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