Connected Sociologies

Sociology has a tendency to feature and amplify European and Western ideas and perspectives, both in a historical sense but also when it comes to more contemporary analysis. This is not only problematic, it’s also inaccurate.  Connected Sociologies adjusts the frame, drawing on postcolonial studies and decoloniality. Connected Sociologies, by Gurminder K. Bhambra From the …

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Social Science Bites

Social Science Bites is a podcast series worth bookmarking. Hosted by David Edmonds, the podcast series is a feast for the ears, and a nice break away from engaging with academic research through research articles alone. Here, you have academics sharing insights from their research, and in the process the research comes alive. There is …

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Role models in girlhood: the problem of representation

How does the problem of representation for role-models amongst young women and girls shape their ambitions towards leadership? It is generally assumed that when people recognize themselves in the leaders they see, they will believe that these roles are for them too, and may then in turn seek to achieve it for themselves. But as …

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Representations through Art: Sweden

What role can representations through art play in busting myths that perpetuate racist stereotypes which flatten people’s everyday lived experiences? How can art be used as both an individual and collective tool to confront social exclusions? This paper takes a closer look in the context of Sweden, demonstrating just how meaningful art and collective actions …

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Imagining ‘Honour’ in Human Rights Communication

The Coloniality of Contemporary Human Rights Discourses on ‘Honour’ in and Around the United Nations Peer-reviewed research by: Hasret Cetinkaya When it comes to human rights, what does ‘honour’ mean, exactly? Where has that meaning come from? While the concept may bring certain ideas and imaginaries forward, Hasret Cetinkaya shows how they can stem from racist …

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