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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Discard Studies: Wasting, Systems, and Power

Discard Studies: Wasting, Systems, and Power, by Max Liboiron and Josh Lepawsky, examines relationships of people and power across social worlds, and it is available to access and read for free, thanks to Creative Commons licensing: click here to find Discard Studies: Wasting, Systems, and Power. Discard Studies: Wasting, Systems, and Power, by Max Liboiron …

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Workplace bullying in apparel sector: Bangladesh

Many may assume that working conditions in the garment sector of Bangladesh have improved substantially since the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster. Unfortunately, there is a growing body of research that suggests otherwise. In this important article, the authors examine workplace bullying in the context of the intensification of various labour controls, and show why systemic …

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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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Photo of the skyline of Bibir Bagicha, which is a neighborhood in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The photo is taken at night, and the sky appears overcast, with light coming through the clouds.

Garment worker views post-Rana Plaza

Paradigm shift or business as usual? Workers’ views on multi-stakeholder initiatives in Bangladesh Peer-reviewed research by: Dr Naila Kabeer, Lopita Huq, Dr Munshi Sulaiman 2023 will mark 10 years since the Rana Plaza building collapse, a disaster increasingly forgotten by consumer stakeholders in the Global North. Yet the scale and scope of Rana Plaza has …

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A photo of a person with purple hair at a protest/rally, wearing a transgender flag as a cape and holding a protest sign, written on cardboard, that reads "stop hurting us." There are other people marching as well, and they are at an intersection that has a green light. They are marching in London.

LGBT discrimination, harassment & violence

A quantitative comparative approach Peer-reviewed research by: Dr Sait Bayrakdar and Dr Andrew King When it comes to self-reported encounters with discrimination, harassment, and violence from 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals and communities, experiences vary. In this article, the authors show how different experiences for LGBT individuals track across three different countries (Germany, Portugal and the UK). Here, …

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