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Posts tagged "Graham Scambler"
Inequality

Inequality

As sociologists, being against inequality is not enough. To continue to be relevant sociologists much engage in the protest sector. More…
Action and Foresight Sociologies - Urgent!

Action and Foresight Sociologies – Urgent!

At the BSA’s Medical Sociology Group conference in York this year the ‘Cost of Living’ group (@Cost_ofLiving) organized a symposium to address the coalition government’s attack on the National Health Service (NHS) in England. It was a privilege, if a... More…
Rethinking class for the 21st century?

Rethinking class for the 21st century?

As an undergraduate I was introduced to theories and concepts of social class that took off from Marx and Weber. But while I absorbed this ‘classical tradition’ I also became familiar with the Registrar General’s (RG’s) ‘Classification of Occupations’, which... More…
A case for 'action sociology'

A case for ‘action sociology’

Five of us studied sociology at university while the sixth only demurred because her early artistic talent shone brightly. We think and act as one across a range of social and political domains. Moreover we share the view that ‘doing... More…