Sociology

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 rocking horse: a classic object of childhood?

The rocking horse: a classic object of childhood?

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

Is childhood a social invention? Dr Jane Pilcher from the Department of Sociology discusses the changes in our understanding of childhood and how it differs across societies.

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The passport: is it the only way to say who we truly are?

The passport: is it the only way to say who we truly are?

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

What does a passport mean to a migrant? Dr Leah Bassel from the Department of Sociology discusses how migrant women forge an identity in the country they reside in

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The sweatband: the moral arbiter of our time?

The sweatband: the moral arbiter of our time?

Posted by hi29 at Sep 25, 2013 03:20 PM |

Oliver Williams from the Department of Sociology examines the social significance of sweat and how, when health is framed as an individual moral responsibility, it can come to symbolise moral worth. He asks whether people really should be made to sweat about sweating.

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The clock: a true measurement of time?

The clock: a true measurement of time?

Posted by hi29 at Mar 26, 2014 03:50 PM |

The ticking of a clock marks the precise passage of seconds, minutes and hours. But what other measurements exist – and are they truer indicators of time for some? Dr Jane Pilcher looks at time from a social science perspective.

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The till: helpful technology or tool of management control?

The till: helpful technology or tool of management control?

Posted by hi29 at May 06, 2014 04:10 PM |

Dr Edmund Chattoe-Brown from the Department of Sociology examines how the till is much more than something we use to pay for our shopping, and that it can in fact play a part in organisational control.

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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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