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The cotton bobbin: symbolic of a lost heritage?

The cotton bobbin: symbolic of a lost heritage?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

The cotton bobbin – a spool of thread to be found in every household sewing kit. This humble object was once a symbol of the dominance of British manufacturing – the source of sustenance and pride for a generation of workers. Dr John Goodwin of Leicester’s School of Management reveals how the loss of this key industry from the Midlands has emptied factories and wasted skills.

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The football: a ‘simple’ game?

The football: a ‘simple’ game?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

The football - a boy’s first choice of toy or a game loved by millions? Professor John Williams of the University of Leicester’s Department of Sociology explores the bigger picture. As a window on international diplomacy, class division, gender politics and national identity, this social science perspective on football shows us how football is much more than just “the beautiful game”.

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The mobile phone: a tool for sousveillance?

The mobile phone: a tool for sousveillance?

Posted by arj13 at Jul 15, 2013 03:05 PM |

The mobile phone - ubiquitous and everyday but can it help to provide power to the powerless? Dr Paul Reilly from the University of Leicester's Department of Media and Communication examines the use of mobile phones to bypass media censorship and raise questions about the conduct of authority figures.

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The mirror: do others see us the way in which we see ourselves?

The mirror: do others see us the way in which we see ourselves?

Posted by arj13 at Jul 15, 2013 03:05 PM |

How do others view us? Dr Neil Chakraborti from the Department of Criminology discusses how The Leicester Hate Crime is researching how people are viewed and what happens if that view is one of hatred.

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The house (‘pansi ghor’): a classic object of human resilience to environmental disasters?

The house (‘pansi ghor’): a classic object of human resilience to environmental disasters?

Posted by arj13 at Jul 15, 2013 03:05 PM |

What does your house symbolise to you? A place of safety and security? Dr Nibedita Ray-Bennett from the Civil Safety and Security Unit discusses the different meanings of the house to people in areas prone to environmental hazards.

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The hoodie: a symbol of all that is wrong with youths today?

The hoodie: a symbol of all that is wrong with youths today?

Posted by arj13 at Jul 15, 2013 02:45 PM |

Dr Vanessa Beck from the Centre for Labour Market Studies at the School of Management discusses the images wearing a hoodie can bring and whether the stereotypes are hiding the bigger issue.

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