soc234 April 17

Leeds Metropolitan University PORESO PHD Symposium Call for Papers

I am very excited to announce that we have finalised the Call for Papers for the Leeds Metropolitan University PORESO PhD Symposium. Keep 11th June free in your diaries! This is an ideal opportunity to start sharing your work and receiving constructive feedback in a safe, friendly and supportive space. This will also provide the […]

books April 14

Libraries Gave Us Power: Reading in Prison

My Phd is using Reading Aloud/ Shared Reading groups as my main method. Here I will be collecting and sharing key sources. The impact of books and reading in prisons- The Reading Agency The Reader Organisation- Reading In Secured Environments ‘An Evaluation of a Pilot Study of a Literature-Based Intervention with Women in Prison’ (Robinson,J. […]

soc230 April 10

#Idontneedfeminism … yeah you do

> A couple of days ago the talented Natasha Devon wrote this piece Be prepared to compromise or ‘feminism’ will be a dirty word once again and I agree wholeheartedly. Feminism has become not only a dirty word but something young women are actively opposing. And who can blame them? You only have to browse […]

plastic156 April 08

Engaging With Gender Issues: A Knowledge Exchange with Women’s Community Groups

Wow. What a day. Lots of heads are certainly better than one. And the Phd experience is certainly no exception. I don’t learn from sitting in a room reading books, I have to get out there, listening to others, interacting, bouncing ideas. What I love about my research topic is it’s so real, so tangible, […]

soc220 April 02

Bodies of Excess: Aintree Races

Updated to add Grand National stereotype fight back after unfair headlines mentioning Plasticdollheads I was happy when I saw this Scouse Bird Versus the Daily Mail because it at least starts to address how the Daily Mail and other right wing press frame the women who attend. Scouse Bird gives a ‘scouse over’ here. Now […]

soc170 March 29

Filth Caves and Vulgar Peverted Masses

An Object supporter on twitter this week called lap-dancing venues ‘Filth Caves’ which I found fascinating. I have reproduced this from the 29.03.14 edition of the Daily Mail. It is correspondence between a concerned reader and ‘Agony Aunt’ Bel Mooney. It represents beautifully the Mary Whitehouse ideas that are parroted wholesale by many in the […]

soc190 March 28

Call for papers! Blurred Lines: The Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape

We are very excited to announce our call for papers! Guest Edition – Graduate Journal of Social Science Call for Papers Blurred Lines: The Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape Editors:Gemma Ahearne, Leeds Metropolitan University Laura Connelly, University of Leeds Laura Jarvis-King, University of Leeds The last decade has witnessed an […]

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