Hazel Conley

Professor of Human Resource Management
Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, UK
RN14 Coordinator 2017-2019
Discussion – Key Debates, Viewpoints & Interviews

Working – Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Pandemic, Equal Pay and the Sociologist as Expert

2020, issue 45, Hazel Conley: After weeks of being woken by apocalyptic morning radio news of pandemic and impending mass deaths, on the morning of 30th March 2020 came the news that the British Conservative Prime Minister, from his own sick bed, announced that ‘…there really is such thing as Society’. Since Margaret Thatcher’s pronouncement of the opposite position in 1987, and the ensuing marginalisation of sociology in politics and in academies, these words should be music to the ears of sociologists.

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