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In this post, Emma Hyde draws on her PhD findings to interrogate common stereotypes about young adults living in their parents’ home. Emma complicates the characterisation of a ‘failed launch’ into ‘adulthood’, emphasising the social and economic conditions and relations that enable or constrain opportunities for independent lifestyles. Particularly in...

Written by Bethany Robertson (University of Leeds) Roxana Barbulescu (university of Leeds) and Carlos Vargas Silva (COMPAS, University of Oxford) Do we care for the people who care for our food? Read about a project that explores the experiences of seasonal migrant farmworkers. Why do seasonal workers’ voices matter? Food...

In this post, Dr Rodanthi Tzanelli reviews the latest monograph by Dr Maximiliano E. Korstanje and Dr Babu George, reflecting on its merits and the questions it raises for future research. It has been repeatedly argued in academic, policy and journalistic circles, that the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated global social...

In this post, Marta Soligo* argues for a critical re-evaluation of global tourism to make it more accessible to racial minorities, people with disabilities and countries in the global South.   EXPLAINING the history of leisure in Western countries, scholars often define the post-World War II economic boom as a...

In this post, three Masters students in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds discuss their applied project research. Their contribution is prefaced with a brief introduction by Professor Sarah Irwin, programme lead for the MSc Inequalities and Social Science.   Our applied research projects,...

IN this post, Izram Chaudry* argues that defining Islamophobia solely as a form of racism obscures its religious root and makes it easier for some islamophobes to reject any accusations**.    It was, perhaps, no surprise to many, when in 2019, how the Conservative’s rejected the definition of Islamophobia[1] put...

Dr Rodanthi delivers the first keynote address at the First International Congress on Critical Tourism Studies, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 14-18 June 2021 The keynote engages with a paradox of what I shall term the ‘Virocene’: the onset of a long but fragmented (i.e. episodic) era in which...

IN this post, Chong Liu reflects on her experience of researching and teaching sexuality education in China. She states that the existing institutional challenges are being surmounted through the agency and actions of individual social actors.  I got up early one day in December 2020 to teach an online sexuality...

Dr. Magdalena Muszel, sociologist, cultural anthropologist, and feminist activist. In 2013 she defended her PhD in social and political sciences at the European University Institute in Florence. Since 2016 she has been researching women’s social movements in Poland. Currently she is involved in a research project Feminist activism in small towns...