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How can sociology help us understand, and tackle, inequalities in society?

Policy Symposium: ’50 years of inequality – what have we learned?’

5.30-7.30pm, Wednesday 5 November 2014

Over 50 years of affluence and the welfare state, how has inequality changed – and what lessons can we learn from the past?  In this symposium, experts on social class, forced migration, race, gender, and sexuality present critical sociological interventions on inequality to consider the ongoing challenges we face in tackling inequality. Bringing together academics and policy experts, the event asks: what practical policy lessons can we learn from 50 years of inequality?

Speakers : Alice Bloch, Colette Fagan, Brian Heaphy, James Nazroo, Andy Miles, and representatives from the Runnymede Trust, The Equality Trust and the Migrants’ Rights Network.

The event is part of Manchester Policy Week 2014. For more information see www.manchester.ac.uk/policy or follow @UoMPolicy on Twitter

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The Ambivalent Home

31 October 10-4.15pm

Mitchell Centre: 50 years of Sociology

29 October 2014, 1-4.30pm

Manchester has a longstanding tradition of social network analysis, with Clyde Mitchell being appointed chair in urban studies in 1965 to the hosting of the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis today. This event explores the historical development of, and contemporary practice in the use of social network analysis.

Fee: £20.

http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:t11h-hucpfzm2-w9gmmq

A Sense of Inequality (II) – CRESC workshop

Friday 27 June 2014

http://www.cresc.ac.uk/events/a-sense-of-inequality-ii-cresc-workshop

Conference for Sociology A-level Teachers

Thursday 26 June 2104

Creative Intentions PhD Conference

Friday 20 June 2014, John Rylands Library

Celebrating the next generation of eminent Sociologists, this conference is by, and for, PhD students from Manchester and the North-West.
http://creativeintentions2014.wordpress.com/

Conversations with David Morgan and friends

Thursday 15 May 2014, 10.15-4.45pm

David Morgan was a member of the department for 33 years, and is Emeritus Professor to date. His work is in the field of the family, men and masculinities and personal life and his contribution was marked in 2005 when the new Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life was named in his honour. This day conference will showcase David Morgan and Carol Smart in conversation about their respective fields, as well as hosting sessions on Morgan Centre research on same-sex marriage, donor conception, shared housing, belonging and affinities.

This event is now full, but you can join the waiting list (see link below for further information). The ‘in conversation’ sessions with Carol Smart and David Morgan will be videoed and available online after the event.
www.manchester.ac.uk/morgancentre/events/2013-14/conversations/

Creative Methods in Gender & Sexuality

Wednesday 9 April 2014, 2-6pm, Room 5.205, University Place

In collaboration with Social Sciences, Open University. Creative ways of doing research often yield data which is different from and richer than that yielded by interviews, focus groups and questionnaires. In public engagement and research dissemination activities, such methods can help people to think differently about sex and challenge popular/media representations. This event combines presentations and experiential workshops and aims to share experience and knowledge, focusing on creative methods in research, practice and dissemination. Activities are likely to include creative writing around intimacy, desire, and sex; craft and creative play to present narratives; using creative methods to get to different stories about sex; comedy; photographic methods; estrangement activities; and experiments and tools for collaborative production. Also introducing and considering the ‘bad sex media’ bingo card as a way of challenging problematic media depictions!

Contact  Dr Paul Simpson (0161 275 66881 or paul.simpson-2@manchester.ac.uk) to reserve a place.

‘Producing digital place atmospheres: architecture, digital visualisation practices and the experience economy’ - Monica Degen

Wednesday 12 March 2014, 2-5pm

Manchester has a long tradition of Urban Sociology, and in this seminar, Monica Degen (Brunel University) brings urban sociology right up to date with an exploration of how architects use CGI to evoke sensory atmospheres of place. Degen also questions whether these contemporary, and sometimes futuristic, representations are actually based on postcolonial assumptions.

All welcome. Advance booking essential to guarantee a place:
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/producing-digital-place-atmospheres-monica-degen-tickets-10309685547

Sociology at Manchester 50th birthday party

Head of Sociology, Wendy Bottero, was the lucky person charged with summing up half a century of sociology in a short speech.

Head of Sociology, Wendy Bottero, was the lucky person charged with summing up half a century of sociology in a short speech.

Thursday 13 February 2014, 4-6pm

Thanks to all students and staff, past and present, who helped us kick off our 50th anniversary year at our birthday party. It really was great to see share a piece of birthday cake with so many familiar faces. If you were one of the people who asked if our posters from each decade were available, please see our Timeline page.

 

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