About the project

Social Worlds in 100 Objects opens up a new way to see everyday objects - through the eyes of the Social Scientist

Is a mini skirt a fashion item, or an invitation? Is a television just for entertainment, or is it a babysitter for the incarcerated?

Social Worlds in 100 ObjectsWhat would you see if you were an economist, a management guru, a political scientist, an educator, a media researcher, a criminologist, a sociologist?

Inspired by the popular BBC Radio 4 series ‘The History of the World in 100 Objects’, this website brings you short articles written by some of the University of Leicester's top Social Scientists, and highlights some of our latest research.

Through the articles, we uncover fresh and thought provoking perspectives on the every day, alongside glimpses of our latest research and thinking in Criminology, Economics, Education, Lifelong Learning, Management, Media and Comminication, Politics and International Relations and Sociology

You might never see a loaf of bread or a tin of soup in the same way again.

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Archived website

The Social Worlds project ran from March 2014 to November 2015. This site is no longer being updated but provides an archive of all the articles which were created as part of the project.

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