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The Challenges Raised by Brexit

2020, issue 44, Tony Trueman: The plight of the UK’s overseas citizens has been ignored in the furore over Brexit, and the referendum vote was more to do with the unfinished business of the British Empire than with the European Union. Those were the arguments put forward at the Manchester Semi-Plenary “Nationalism, Europe, and Brexit”, co-organised by the then ESA President Sue Scott, and the BSA President Susan Halford.

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Opening Sociology to the World and Universality

2020, issue 44, Stéphane Dufoix and Sari Hanafi: Seventy years and quarter of century after, respectively, the foundation of the international Sociological Association (ISA) and the European Sociological Association (ESA), we must go even further in the opening-up of sociology, especially to that of non-Western countries.

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Sociological Films in Youth Studies

2020, issue 44, Dmitry Omelchenko: In 2019, the Center for Youth Studies HSE in St. Petersburg, Russia, celebrated its tenth anniversary. It has been a time of discoveries and interesting results. We have been studying global and local dimensions of youth cultures, life styles, labour markets, gender regimes, and ethnic and regional identities of young people in Russia, using qualitative and mixed-method research.

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The Fate of the Book Review

2020, issue 44, Alan Warde: The Reviews sections of journals have been until recently the principal vehicle for the communication and evaluation of sociological monographs. If, as it seems, they are becoming obsolete, how else can critical reviews of these primary forms of sociological scholarship be made systematically available?

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In Memoriam Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein (1930-2019)

2020, issue 44, Apostolos G. Papadopoulos: The news of Immanuel Wallerstein’s passing on 31 August 2019 was immediately circulated around the world and everyone keenly felt the loss of an engaged public intellectual and unmatched social thinker and scientist. Born in New York to an emigrant family, he embarked on his intellectual and political quests when still at high school during World War II.

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Thesis Spotlights – Gender and Transgression: (Un)doing Masculinity and Femininity in Portugal and the United Kingdom

2020, issue 44, Sara Merlini: Changes and continuities within gender practices can be understood from normative traditions and processes – gender attributions, appropriations and interpretations – that order and mark out social relations. Based on the history and social construction of gender transgressions between 1950 and 2015 we can know better how alternatives are being established [...].

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Thesis Spotlights – Poland, Blackness and Racialisation

2020, issue 44, Bolaji Balogun: In the last decades and particularly since the emergence of the EU migrant crisis, there has been extensive scholarship on migration. Whilst this body of works engages well with migration, it is yet to grapple with the various ways of categorising migrants from countries beyond Europe and the ways in which race and racialisation interact with migration and national identity.

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NA Reports – German Sociological Association (DGS)

2020, issue 44, Birgit Blättel-Mink: The German Sociological Association (DGS) is a non-profit organisation, whose main objectives are to discuss sociological problems, to promote scholarly communication amongst its members, and to foster the dissemination and deepening of sociological knowledge. The DGS supports its members in dealing with disciplinary questions concerning teaching and research.

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RN Reports – RN37 Urban Sociology

2020, issue 44, Marta Smagacz-Poziemska, M. Victoria Gómez and Patrícia Pereira: Committed to fostering activities and exchanges of scholars interested in analysing, understanding and intervening in our changing urban world, the 37th Research Network Urban Sociology started in Turin in 2013 as European Sociological Association Research Stream working on Urban Sociology and Public Spaces.

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