Department of Sociology

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The Web is 30 at Surrey Sociology: A Grand and Glorious Trajectory

By Ranjana Das (with contributions from Kate Burningham, Jane Fielding, Nigel Fielding, Nigel Gilbert, Christine Hine, Paul Hodkinson and colleagues)   As the Worldwide Web turned 30 this month, I delved into the history of Surrey Sociology’s sustained engagement with it, extending more broadly into research on technologies and society. Colleagues sent in information about […]


Going online for maternal mental health? A balanced, context-sensitive approach to placing maternal mental health on the digital health roadmap

By Ranjana Das The context: Gaps in provision and a turn to the digital Put simply, mothers struggling with post-natal mental health difficulties in the UK, find uneven amounts of support. In the UK, a series of gaps in maternal wellbeing support have emerged, owing to the fact that face-to-face support for mothers from the […]


No hard feelings: why environmental scholars can’t afford to dismiss children’s views of the good life

by Anastasia Loukianov, joint CES and Sociology PhD student at the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). “What can children tell you about the good life? Oh popsicles are great, raisins suck.’’ — conversations like this can make for a good laugh, but exemplify an almost systemic scepticism towards children’s legitimacy in social […]


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