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  • Why we need social theory in teacher education research

    The recently published book, Social Theory for Teacher Education Research: Beyond the Technical-Rational, co-edited by Kathleen Nolan and Jennifer Tupper, is a superb addition to the book series, Social Theory and Methodology in Education Research providing a close fit with the objectives

  • The Great Transformation, History for a Techno-Human Future

    Judith Bessant writes about her new book: Judith Bessant (1918) The Great Transformation, History for a Techno-Human Future. Routledge Many people describe the transformation now taking place by saying we are embarking on a ‘fourth industrial revolution’, or ‘Industry 4.0’ or that we

  • Consumerism and student politics: strange bedfellows?

    Students’ Unions and Consumerist Policy Discourses in England: An Exploration of Discursive Contradictions [This is a blog post based on a paper given at the symposium ‘Student politics in contemporary higher education: theory, policy and practice’, taking place at Durham University in

  • Using Bourdieu to analyse journalist-source relations

    It’s easy to think of journalism as a product. The news is what we read, watch, or hear. A thing. A noun. Yet the classic ethnographic texts on journalism use verbs (or at least gerunds) in their titles: Putting ‘Reality’ Together (Schlesinger

  • Analysing knowledge and power in classrooms

    By Anna Danielsson and Heather Mendick How can we explore how power operates in classrooms, looking at the power teachers hold through their social position alongside the flows of power between different actors? How can we understand how knowledge is intertwined with

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    FWSA Biennial Conference 2017 – Call for papers

    FWSA and the University of Strathclyde invite researchers from all areas and disciplines (Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Health, etc.) – academic or otherwise – to submit proposals for the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (FWSA) biennial conference 2017. (Download call