Department of Sociology

The blog of the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey

The police service and social media

By Karen Bullock As someone who makes little use of social media – and certainly never Tweets – it is perhaps somewhat ironic that I have recently found myself doing research on the police use of social media. This stems from a wider interest in the nature of police engagement with citizens and communities. In […]

Reporting back – key findings from Adults’ and Children’s Friendships across social and ethnic difference

By Sarah Neal This two year qualitative project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, which explores the friendships of 8/9 year old children, and their parents,  in  ‘super-diverse’  localities  in  London, England came to the end of its ‘live’ period this summer. While the data collection and analysis phase of the project is […]

The meaning of Jeremy Corbyn

By Charlie Masquelier Following Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidential victory, Alain Badiou published a set of reflections aimed at revealing the true meaning of this event (or, as he put it, ‘non-event’) for French society and French politics. This was followed by the publication of a book with a similar intent and written by Richard Seymour, who […]

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