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The Kitchen Table

The Kitchen Table

Posted by arj13 at Feb 26, 2015 10:10 AM |

Lifestyle magazines and media often sell the idea that the ultimate in togetherness is friends having a meal around a big table in a kitchen dining room. The table is often a symbol for togetherness, a place for rituals that celebrate family and community. But the table in the kitchen has a longer history, and its one in which social class has a big role to play

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The template page*

The template page*

Posted by jcm22 at Nov 25, 2016 12:54 PM |

Enter your stand-first here - a synopses/summary of the article (contact Sarah Hall sh492). Pref max 156 characters; or at least main keywords in first 156 characters (includes spaces and punctuation).

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The photograph

The photograph

Posted by jcm22 at Nov 18, 2014 03:30 PM |

Smart phones have made taking pictures an everyday form of communication. Charlotte Barratt examines the photograph as a tool for overcoming language and communication barriers.

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The curriculum vitae

The curriculum vitae

Posted by jcm22 at Nov 20, 2014 12:09 PM |

A ticket to a job interview. Professor Melanie Simms examines the challenge facing today’s young people as they try to build a CV.

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The census form

The census form

Posted by jcm22 at Nov 18, 2014 03:15 PM |

The next census form will arrive in our inboxes in 2021, gathering a snapshot of life in the UK. Dr Patrick White charts its evolution and examines its significance.

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The kitten heel: progress for women in politics?

The kitten heel: progress for women in politics?

Posted by jcm22 at Sep 25, 2014 04:15 PM |

Why do men still dominate in politics? And why does it matter? Dr. Meryl Kenny evaluates trends in women’s political representation in Britain, and asks whether progress towards gender equality has stalled.

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Breasts: a new commodity?

Breasts: a new commodity?

Posted by jcm22 at Jul 18, 2014 11:50 AM |

In western culture women’s breasts have long been objects of visual and discursive attention. Dr Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor explores some of the consequences of our growing desire for 'perfection'.

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The shopping basket: a blend of physical and virtual?

The shopping basket: a blend of physical and virtual?

Posted by jcm22 at Jul 18, 2014 11:45 AM |

The advent of online retailers has completely changed how we shop. Dr Subir Bose looks at multi-channel e-tailing and asks if our very concept of a "shopping basket" is becoming more fluid.

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The Multiple-Choice Test: truly objective assessment?

The Multiple-Choice Test: truly objective assessment?

Posted by jcm22 at Jul 18, 2014 11:45 AM |

The multiple choice test is a ubiquitous feature of educational assessment across the globe. In this article and podcast, Professor Glenn Fulcher of Leicester's School of Education traces its origins, challenges its objectivity and anticipates its future impact.

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The shipping container: a Pandora’s Box?

The shipping container: a Pandora’s Box?

Posted by jcm22 at Jul 18, 2014 11:50 AM |

A globalised storage and transit system or a space for our dreams? Professor Martin Parker of Leicester's School of Management looks at the prosaic in search of something more profound.

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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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