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The cultural significance of asexuality

Until people started calling themselves homosexual, it didn’t make much sense for anyone to refer to themselves as heterosexual. Up until that point, it had simply been taken for granted and, as such, escaped scrutiny either by individuals or by society more widely. As adjectives both homosexual and heterosexual were coined in 1892, in […]

The State Lottery

First they taught us to depend on their nation-states to mend, our tired minds, our broken bones, our bleeding limbs. But now they’ve sold off all the splints and contracted out the tourniquets and if we jump through hoops then we might just survive. Is this what we deserve? To […]

Sexual Minority Research in the New Millennium

This book presents current research focusing on sexual minorities. It discusses topics that include gay and lesbian parenthood; asexuality; media representations of trebly marginalised minorities; the effect of imaged contact on heterosexual women’s attitudes toward lesbian women; and, the high-school experiences of sexual and gender minority youth and best practices […]

Social Class and Educational Aspiration

The BSA postgraduate forum is sponsoring an event of  Social Class and Educational Aspiration for postgraduates involved in this area of research. The Conference and Workshop will be hosted by the  University of East London On Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st  March 2012. The event is structured around five keynote […]

Marginal Cartographies: Researching Beyond Borders

6th Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference Marginal Cartographies: Researching Beyond Borders Department of Sociology – University of Warwick CALL FOR PAPERS In the age of globalisation, British mainstream academic research seems to pay too little attention to other parts of the world. In this context, Marginal Cartographies: Researching Beyond Borders, the […]

Master Tasks for Intellectuals

To define the reality of the human condition and to make our definitions public To confront the new facts of history-making  in our time, and their meaning for the problem of political responsibility. Continually to investigate the causes of war, and among them to locate the decisions and defaults of […]

Some thoughts on socialization and personhood

The traditional conception of socialization rests on the assumption that socialization is simply a matter of internalization. Dispositions which ‘fit’ the subject’s social placement are internalised from the social. Exactly what the socialising agent is called varies e.g. family, schooling, class. Behind this divergence about socialising agents is a convergence […]