Tag Archives: poverty

February 11

Partygate: a Lockdown of Justice?

I wrote another blog post for the University of Liverpool blog which can be accessed here. The image is mine and does not represent the views of my employer or any of the scholars cited in my work.

November 30

The war on dissent

We live in strange times. As a critical criminologist I have been very worried since the start of the pandemic about the lack of nuance. Critical thinking is attacked at every turn and people are blinkered. We should all be very wary of what is happening. It is easy to mock people protesting against lockdown […]

October 25

The Sociology of Food Poverty

[In October 2020 I was diagnosed with Dyslexia hence any grammar misgivings or typos. The new WordPress layout is not dyslexia-friendly]. In 2013 I started this blog as I way of storing my ideas and receiving feedback on my Ph.D research and progress. Over the years the readership has changed and often I use my […]

August 31

Jamie Oliver, Plastic Food and Plastic Politics

Jamie on poverty: “I took her to a supermarket, I don’t why but I had to start it somewhere, so it started there. I said pretend you’ve got no money, but she just laughed and said, ha you’re so funny…” Multi-millionaire Jamie Oliver feels qualified yet again to tell poor families what they are doing […]