Recent articles, reports and other publications include:
Three Myths and Facts about the Great British Class Survey: blogpost by Dr Daniel Laurison for The Sociological Review (18 June 2015) following the release of the Special Issue (see below).
An article by Dr Ayça Çubukçu (2015), “On the Exception of Hannah Arendt,” in Law, Culture and the Humanities, DOI: 10.1177/1743872115588442.
Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes project report: In October 2014, the Configuring Light/Staging the Social team of Dr Don Slater and Mona Sloane from LSE Sociology and Dr Joanne Entwistle (KCL) brought together 25 international lighting design professionals, architects, planners and social scientists for a week-long workshop on Peabody’s Whitecross Estate (London). The aim was to explore how social research could be better used to help designers understand the social spaces and users they are designing for, and how to better integrate social research into design processes. Follow link above to the official report (PDF).
The Sociological Review Special Issue: Sociologies of Class: Elites (GBCS) and Critiques: Mike Savage, Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison have all contributed to this Sociological Review special issue on The Great British Class Survey. The work reports new and original analyses on class theory, social mobility, universities and social closure, elites and political engagement and represents the most sustained programme of research on class in the UK in recent years.
Introducing the Class Ceiling: social mobility and Britain's elite occupations
In the first of a new working paper series launched by LSE Sociology, Dr Daniel Laurison and Dr Sam Friedman argue for a new research agenda in social mobility research that goes beyond the issue of ‘access’ and examines the barriers that those from working-class backgrounds face within elite occupations. Follow link above to read the paper online (PDF) and read their post for LSE's British Policy and Politics blog.
Dr Suzanne Hall guest edits online journal Discover Society (February 2015) on the topic of immigration, the implications of the UK's Immigration Act 2014, and the immigration talk that provides a focus for the 2015 national election. Other contributors include LSE's Ruben Andersson on 'Border Control is out of Control' and Robin Cohen on 'More Farage, More Immigration'. Focus: Migration and Election 2015.
An article by Dr Lisa Mckenzie in The Guardian (21 Jan 2015) about the background to her new book Getting By: estates, class and culture in austerity Britain: The estate we’re in: how working class people became the ‘problem’.
A special Symposium edition of the BJS (December 2014) containing eleven original articles discussing various aspects and implications of Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century across sociology as well as other social science disciplines, with an introduction by Professor Nigel Dodd as Editor and an article by Professor Mike Savage: British Journal of Sociology Special Issue: Piketty Symposium.
Mike Savage guest edits online journal Discover Society (Dec 2014) with John Holmwood on the topic of elites, wealth and inequality, and contributes an article: 'Social change in the 21st century: the new sociology of ‘wealth elites.’' Other contributors include Nigel Dodd and LSE Sociology research student Katharina Hecht: The New Sociology of Wealth Elites.
A chapter by Dr Suzanne Hall in Jones, Hannah and Jackson, Emma, (eds.) Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location (Routledge, 2014): Emotion, location and urban regeneration: the resonance of marginalised cosmopolitanisms.