SOCI103 Social Change in Contemporary Society resources

This is a first year core module that has 270 registered students.

Learners are provided with a detailed reading list and a module guide with additional readings.

The module is split into 3 blocks: Race, Class and Gender.

Week 1: What is ‘Race’, what is ‘Ethnicity’?

Race and Ethnicity Explained

What is race and what is ethnicity? Video

Liverpool International Slavery Museum

Reckoning with histories of medical racism and violence in the USA-The Lancet

List on racism in medicine

COVID-19 Outbreaks at Correctional Facilities Demand a Health Equity Approach to Criminal Justice Reform

Racial Profiling Is a Public Health and Health Disparities Issue

In Focus: Reducing Racial Disparities in Health Care by Confronting Racism

New MBRRACE report shows Black women still four times more likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth

Black maternal healthcare and mortality

Resources to Challenge Policing and Incarceration as Part of a COVID-19 Response

Week 2: Post War Immigration and State Controls

The Impacts of Post-WWII Migration to Britain: Policy Constraints, Political Opportunism and the Alteration of Representational Politics

In 1975 We Met at the Docks of Liverpool FACT Liverpool video by artist Yarli Allison and Dr Lucienne Loh

Yarli Allison full exhibition at FACT Liverpool here

Akala Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire video

Nationality, Citizenship, and Migration to Britain, 1945-1951

From slavery to Windrush-my family’s story-video

Who were the Windrush generation? – video

Week 3: Racism, Identity and Conflict

Community Cohesion: a new framework for race and diversity

‘It’s true, I’m English… I’m not lying’: essentialized and precarious English identities

Riots in Burnley 2001-video

Akala, The Battle for Britishness in the age of Brexit- video

Professor Arun Kundnani-Writings on race website (excellent resources)

Week 4: Migration Today

The embedding of state hostility

Constructing Immigrants: Portrayals of Migrant Groups in British Newspapers, 2010-2012

‘Swamped’ by anti-immigration communications

Is Immigration needed if British people won’t do jobs? -video

Week 5: The Great British Class Debate

A new model of social class?

What is your 21st century class?

Navigating Academia as a Working-Class Academic- Dr Teresa Crew

Classificatory Struggles: Class, Culture and Inequality in Neoliberal Times

Beck, individualization and the death of class: a critique

Does class still matter?- video

Week 6: Class and Culture: ‘Lifestyle’, ‘Choice’ and Politics

Displaced Masculinities: Chavs, Youth and Class in the Post-industrial City

Poverty Talk: How People Experiencing Poverty Deny Their Poverty and Why They Blame ‘The Poor’

The Making of Class and Gender through Visualizing Moral Subject Formation

Beyond the factory: Struggling with class and class struggle in the post-industrial context

Wacquant Bringing the Penal State Back In-video

Week 7: Class, Educational Inequalities and the Myth of Meritocracy

School choice, social class and distinction: the realization of social advantage in education

Daily Life of a Pub During Lockdown; The Resilience of the Working-Classes by Jenny Thatcher- youtube video

Surviving Sociology podcast with Dr Jenny Thatcher

Keeping it Classy: Wedding Dresses and Distinction- Dr Jenny Thatcher

Higher Education and working class academic books- Dr Teresa Crew

Navigating Academia as a Working class academic- Dr Teresa Crew

Re-Imagining Social Mobility: The Role of Relationality, Social Class and Place in Qualitative Constructions of Mobility- Dr Louise Folkes

Who would be a working-class woman in acadmeia? Dr Lisa Mckenzie

Getting By. Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain-Dr Lisa McKenzie

Sociology Show podcast-Dr Lisa McKenzie

Author Kerry Hudson on growing up in poverty

Papafilippou, V. and Bentley, L. (2017) ‘Gendered transitions, career identities and possible selves: the case of engineering graduates’, Journal of Education and Work,30(8), pp. 827-839.doi:

Intersectionality, Critical Race Theory, and the Primacy of Racism: Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in Education

Meritocracy-useful links

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?

Education- Small Axe-Video

Week 8: Feminism

“Stay the fuck at home!”: feminism, family and the private home in a time of coronavirus

Mrs Hinch, the rise of the cleanfluencer and the neoliberal refashioning of housework: Scouring away the crisis?

The waves of feminism, and why people keep fighting over them, explained

Extending bell hooks’ Feminist Theory – Hazel Tionloc Biana

Normalising sexualised violence in popular culture: eroding, erasing and controlling women in rock music

‘Please pray for me’: female reporter being hunted by the Taliban tells her story

‘Nowhere to go’: divorced Afghan women in peril as the Taliban close in

Miss Papua New Guinea stripped of her crown for TikTok twerking video

My Style Is Not ‘For’ Men – It’s To Protect Me From Their Violence

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Rosemary Auchmuty (School of Law, University of Reading) about feminist legal biography.

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to DPhil student Ellie Whittingdale (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford) about feminist methodologies, and her upcoming paper for a special edition on methodology in the Journal of Law and Society.

Quarter of women and girls have been abused by a partner, says WHO

Unpacking feminism in water governance

Criminologist or criminal? Liminal spaces as the site for auto/biography-Gemma Ahearne

Carceral feminism and its Critics- Gemma Ahearne

Injustice Disrupted: Experiences of Just Spaces by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence

Becoming a feminist methodologist while researching sexual violence support services

Criminological futures and gendered violence(s): Lessons from the global pandemic for criminology

The Shadow Pandemic- University of Liverpool resources

Epidemic of violence against women under way in England and Wales – report

The Observer view: We can no longer turn away, femicide must be tackled now

China feminists face clampdown, closure of online accounts

Clare’s Law and Domestic Violence Disclosure Schemes

Dangerous Femininities- Dr Gemma Commane

Princess Latifa Hostage Ordeal

Media framing of trolling and online abuse: silencing strategies, symbolic violence, and victim blaming

Getting Away With Murder? A Review of the ‘Rough Sex Defence’

Rape culture and social media: young critics and a feminist counterpublic

Criminalising coercive control may not make women and children safer, family violence advocates warn

“A Community of Survivors”: A Grounded Theory of Organizational Support for Survivor-Advocates in Domestic Violence Agencies

What Does R. Kelly’s Conviction Mean for Black Women?

R. Kelly’s ex-wife tells her story of their marriage: ‘People have no idea’

Tarana Burke- Me Too- ‘You have to use your privilege to help others’

The waves of feminism explained

Epistemological Exploitation

Injustice Disrupted: Experiences of Just Spaces by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence

Julia Downes “It’s not the abuse that kills you, it’s the silence”: The Silencing of Sexual Violence Activism in Social Justice Movements in the UK Left.

Anna Terweil- What is Carceral feminism?

Kaleidoscopic Justice: Sexual Violence and Victim-Survivors’ Perceptions of Justice

Being Silenced: The Impact of Negative Social Reactions on the Disclosure of Rape

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls- video

Holding Things in Tension Whilst Researching VAWG-video

Being a woman in the Covid-19 pandemic: A research study

Chinese uproar as state TV host calls gold-medal winner a ‘manly woman’

Week 9: Masculinities

A very personal call to action for non-violent men to denounce men’s violence

It’s a ‘man’s problem’, so how do we talk to boys about sexual harassment?

‘I’m just with the guys and we’re having a laugh’: Exploring normative masculinity in a lap-dancing club setting, as a heteronormative space

Shifting the line: Boys talk on gender, sexism and online ethics

The trouble with boys: what lies behind the flood of teenage sexual assault stories?

Troubled Men and Threatening Women: The Construction of `Crisis’ in Male Mental Health

Dibs on that Sexy Piece of Ass: Hegemonic Masculinity on TFM Girls Instagram Account

Power through Knowledge: Ignorance and the ‘Real Man’

Pit Bulls and Dogfighting as Symbols of Masculinity in Hip Hop Culture

Reconsidering the Concept of Hegemonic Masculinity: Discursive Psychology, Conversation Analysis and Participants’ Orientations

Speaking ‘unspeakable things’: documenting digital feminist responses to rape culture

Egypt police graduation ceremony-video

Men question own behaviour in new Police Scotland sexual violence campaign

The Barber Shop, Sociological Review-video

Week 10: Intersectionality

Audre Lorde- The Master’s Tools

In praise of bell hooks

Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color

Black feminist and digital media studies in Britain

NY Times- Angela Davis

‘YouTube has become a really important place’: Black Women’s Self-Representation and Solidarity Online

Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi showed a generation of female writers how to be fierce

Why Chloé Zhao’s historic best director Oscar win matters

Iran’s women mechanics challenge

Black women and the media in Britain

Why I’m fighting for the representation of Black women in the media

This Visual Artist Is Highlighting Nigerian Women’s Stories of Gender Violence

Minding the Gap-Lived experience of BAME women in pregnancy and childbirth

Black women in the UK four times more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth

Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care

Egyptian feminist movement: a brief history

Deliberate Beauty- Mona Eltahawy

Meet the Female Stars of YouTube’s Muslim World Who Vlog Without Showing Their Faces

No You cannot touch my hair- Mena Fombo video

Swimming hats for Afro hair barred from Olympics as official body says elite athletes ‘don’t require caps of such size’

The Uk’s first Hijabi firefighter

Professor Kimberle Crenshaw Intersectionality Matters podcast (45 plus episodes available)