Episodes
In this episode, Matthew talks to Jonas Hart -adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology at James Madison University in the US. Jonas outlines why religion is a key part of our lives and why it is central to our identities even in societies where secularisation has occurred. Jonas also explains why religion continues to have a significant and underlying role in the governments of all nations. You can follow Jonas on twitter @jh1791
Published 09/19/22
In this episode, Matthew talks through a basic introduction to what Sociological theory is, what is meant by structuralism vs Social action theory and what is meant by consensus vs conflict theory. Tu understand each of the major theories in more detail you should listen to the following - Functionalism - https://www.spreaker.com/user/thesociologyshow/introtofunctionalism Marxism - https://www.spreaker.com/user/thesociologyshow/introtomarxism Feminism -...
Published 09/12/22
Published 09/12/22
In this episode, Kate Flatley gives her top 5 tips (plus a bonus) of how to be successful in the second year of a Sociology course. It is important to keep reviewing your work from year 1 and hit the ground running, Kate even suggests listening to The Sociology show podcast! You can follow Kate's YouTube channel here - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTEACHERSOCIOLOGY
Published 09/05/22
In this episode, Matthew talks to Manuela Mendoza who conducted her PhD in Education at UCL-Institute of Education, supervised by Prof Carol Vincent. Along with three colleagues, Manuela is guest editor of a special edition on Sociology of Education for the Journal of Sociology with the title “Education and the Production of Inequalities: Dialogues from the Global South and North”. Outline: The aim of the special issue was to bring together current scholarly research on the sociology of...
Published 08/29/22
In this episode, Matthew will guide you through all the information you need to start a new Sociology course. In part 1 there is an introduction as to what Sociology means and who defined the term. In part 2 is an introduction to 18 key terms that you will hear in Sociology all the time and in the final part is a an outline of socialisation and the nature vs nurture debate. If you want to contact the show or you are interested in online tuition then please email - The...
Published 08/23/22
In this episode, Matthew talks to Professor Michael G Flaherty. Michael is Professor of Sociology at Eckerd College and the University of South Florida, his areas of focus is time and how individuals experience time. He is a co-author (with K. C. Carceral) of The Cage of Days: Time and Temporal Experience in Prison, which is available from Columbia University Press: https://cup.columbia.edu/book/the-cage-of-days/9780231555050 His email address is [email protected] His webpage can be...
Published 07/25/22
In this episode, Matthew talks to Professor Iain Borden from The Bartlett school of architecture at UCL about the youth subculture of skateboarding. Iain discusses how skateboarding has come in and out of fashion since the mid 60s and how it has changed in each peek of popularity. Iain has written two books about the subject - Skateboarding, space and the city - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Skateboarding-Space-City-Architecture-Body/dp/1859734936 Skateboarding and the city -...
Published 06/30/22
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Lexi Stadlen. Lexi is a writer, anthropologist and ethnographer. With a PhD in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics, Lexi spent two and a half years living in India, conducting research on the intimate lives of women. In 2019 she won the Bayly prize, awarded by the Royal Asiatic Society for an outstanding thesis on an Asian topic completed at a British university in the preceding year. In this interview, Lexi talks about her book 'Nine...
Published 06/02/22
In this episode, Matthew talks to Lauren Doyle - an Academic Tutor and a PhD Research Student at the University of Sunderland. Lauren teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate Criminology and Sociology programmes, while dabbling in undergraduate Health and Social Care. Lauren's ongoing research and further research interests involve looking at the impact of social media on a person’s relationship with their body, nutrition and online diet culture. This incorporates elements of the rising...
Published 05/23/22
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Shantey Francis. Shantey is a criminologist and senior lecturer on the Youth Justice course at Nottingham Trent University. Her research focuses on young people, crime and violence with a focus on enhancing youth voice. You can follow her on twitter @SShanteyy or on TikTok - @drcrimyouth
Published 05/02/22
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Julie Parsons and James. Julie is an Associate Professor in Sociology and Criminology at the University of Plymouth. Since completing her PhD on the sociology of food in 2014, she has conducted a series of externally funded research projects with LandWorks* (https://landworks.org.uk), a resettlement and rehabilitation scheme that works with people in prison and those at risk of going to prison. This includes an Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF)...
Published 04/18/22
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Ben Milbourn. Ben is a Senior Lecturer, (teaching and research) in Occupational Therapy, Curtin School of Allied Health-Curtin University. Ben trained as an occupational therapist (OT) in the United Kingdom (UK), working in New Zealand, Australia and the UK practicing occupational therapy in mental health and disability contexts. Ben undertook a PhD at Curtin University in occupational therapy, focusing on the occupational meaning of everyday activity of...
Published 04/11/22
In this episode, Mathew talks to Emma Duffy and Jack Cunningham from Sociology North. Sociology NORTH is a collective of individuals who are passionate about Sociology. Their project is essentially about putting Sociology into action, making the subject more accessible and relatable to peoples every day lives, through developing projects and activities. Through their blog, they aim to give a voice to those living in the North, which reflects their views, perspectives and experiences of...
Published 03/14/22
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Guilia Zampini. Giulia is a researcher and a senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Greenwich. Since joining Greenwich, Giulia has continued to develop her work on the relationship between evidence and morality in the domains of drug and prostitution policy. Giulia’s commitment to social justice has inspired her to take leadership of projects with people who are marginalised or excluded from education and policy debates. These include her...
Published 03/07/22
In this episode, Matthew talks to Catherine Owen about the crossover between the disciplines of Geography and Sociology. As a teacher of both subjects, Catherine explains how a strong understanding of social inequalities and the behaviour of people provides a solid base to learning geography. Catherine also explains how Sociology connects to not only human geography but physical and environmental too.
Published 02/07/22
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Daniel Chambliss about his ethnographic research. Dan looks at how extraordinary performance becomes normal for the people who do it, social factors in high performance and the phenomenology of excellence. Dan explains the key components that go into a person getting to the top of their field. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DanFChambliss
Published 01/24/22
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Christine Feldman-Barrett from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. In part one the discussion focusses on Christine's interest in youth subcultures and her book "We are the Mods'. In part two the conversation moves on to her latest publication - "A women's history of The Beatles'. You can follow Christine on twitter @FeldmanBarrett
Published 01/10/22
Just a brief update for the listeners on some changes to the show
Published 01/06/22
In this episode, Matthew talks to Professor of Education and Social Justice at The University of Birmingham - Professor Kalwant Bhopal. Kalwant's research looks at issues of race, racism, gender, class, inequalities, social Justice and equity. The discussion focusses on Kalwant's book - White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society and considers what whiteness actually means and also how education statistics in relation to race do not always tell the full story.
Published 01/03/22
In this episode, we hear part 6 of the audio book 'Can Music make you sick? with Dr George Musgrave. If you have not yet listened to part 1 then you can do so here - https://www.spreaker.com/user/12291241/drgmusgrave Part 2 is here - https://www.spreaker.com/user/12291241/sickmusic2 Part 3 is here - https://www.spreaker.com/user/12291241/sickmusic3 Part 4 is here - https://www.spreaker.com/user/12291241/sick4 Part 5 is here - https://www.spreaker.com/user/12291241/sick5
Published 12/02/21
In this episode, Matthew talks to Les Back from Goldsmiths University. Les discusses his book 'The changing face of football - racism, identity and multi-culture in the English game' and his experiences of writing about race and racism as a white academic.
Published 11/29/21
In this episode, we hear part 5 of the audio book 'Can Music make you sick? with Dr George Musgrave. If you have not yet listened to part 1 then you can do so here - https://www.spreaker.com/user/12291241/drgmusgrave Part 2 is here - https://www.spreaker.com/user/12291241/sickmusic2 Part 3 is here - https://www.spreaker.com/user/12291241/sickmusic3 Part 4 is here - https://www.spreaker.com/user/12291241/sick4
Published 11/25/21
In this episode, Matthew talks to Jim Hunter and Louise Owusu-Kwarteng about where we are at with the subject of Sociology. The discussion looks and the current limitations and frustrations of both learning and teaching the subject and leads into talk of where do we go from here for the future of Sociology.
Published 11/22/21
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr. Ashley Morgan about international men's day which takes place on the 19th November 2021. Ashley talks about the purpose of the movement, the key issues behind it and why it is an important issue for everyone in society.
Published 11/18/21