Gender, Youth, Community, Methodology and More: A Symposium Celebrating the Life and Work of Pearl Jephcott College Court Conference Centre University of Leicester July 9th 2015 Pearl Jephcott (1900-1980), in a research career spanning some forty years, made an outstanding contribution to British social science research. Her key works, including Girls Growing Up (1942), RisingContinue reading

Re-Read ‘Education and the Working Class’ (and other Classics)

    C Wright Mills suggested that to avoid the ‘academic pose’ sociologists needed to get rid of the ‘academic prose’. Mills was an ardent advocate of clarity in writing and warned against the obfuscation of both grand theory and abstract empiricism. Mills sought criticism for his work with a view to making his writingContinue reading “Re-Read ‘Education and the Working Class’ (and other Classics)”

Norbert Elias: Questions to Ponder

This postcard was developed for the conference ‘From the Past to the Present and towards Possible Futures: the collected Works of Norbert Elias‘ a conference, organized by Jason Hughes and John Goodwin, to celebrate the complete publication of Elias’s works. To help structure the conference the streams were arranged around key books – such asContinue reading “Norbert Elias: Questions to Ponder”