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A mixed-methods study of women's birthplace preferences and decisions in England (2024)
Journal Article
Clancy, G. E., Boardman, F. K., & Rees, S. (2024). A mixed-methods study of women's birthplace preferences and decisions in England. Women and Birth, 37(4), Article 101616. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2024.101616

Problem: Choice has been a key aspect of maternity care policy in England since 1993, however a gap remains between the birthplaces women want and where they actually give birth. Background: The latest maternity care policy in England acknowledges... Read More about A mixed-methods study of women's birthplace preferences and decisions in England.

Religion in Fortress Europe: Perspectives on Belief, Citizenship, and Identity in a Time of Polarized Politics (2023)
Book
Hashemi, M., & Cotter, C. R. (Eds.). (2023). Religion in Fortress Europe: Perspectives on Belief, Citizenship, and Identity in a Time of Polarized Politics. Bloomsbury Publishing. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350341135

How does religion maintain or challenge discourses on national identity? What are the roles that religion plays on all sides – from Islamophobia of the radical right to the Christian alliances on both sides of the Atlantic, to the Islamic beliefs and... Read More about Religion in Fortress Europe: Perspectives on Belief, Citizenship, and Identity in a Time of Polarized Politics.

Equality and diversity in the work of the Sentencing Council (2023)
Report
Chen, Q., Vuk, M., Kuppuswamy, C., & Kirsch, D. (2023). Equality and diversity in the work of the Sentencing Council. London: Sentencing Council for England and Wales

This report is commissioned by the Sentencing Council for England and Wales. It examines whether the guidelines published by the Council have the potential to cause disparities in sentencing, and whether the guideline development and revision process... Read More about Equality and diversity in the work of the Sentencing Council.

Bearing Witness: Contemporary Slave Narratives and the Global Antislavery Movement (2022)
Book
Nicholson, A. (2022). Bearing Witness: Contemporary Slave Narratives and the Global Antislavery Movement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009039741

Since the 1990s, modern slavery has been recognized as a global problem, with campaigners around the world providing assessments of its nature and extent, its drivers, and possible solutions for ending it. However, largely absent from the global anti... Read More about Bearing Witness: Contemporary Slave Narratives and the Global Antislavery Movement.

Towards a model of port-based resilience against fisher labour exploitation (2022)
Journal Article
Phelan, K., Gardner, A., Selig, E. R., & Sparks, J. L. D. (2022). Towards a model of port-based resilience against fisher labour exploitation. Marine Policy, 142, Article 105108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2022.105108

Fishers have pronounced vulnerabilities to labour exploitation and modern slavery. Regulatory efforts to mitigate fisher labour exploitation through domestic modern slavery legislation, and through the ratification and implementation of The Internati... Read More about Towards a model of port-based resilience against fisher labour exploitation.

Cosmopolitan Brands: graduate students navigating the social space of elite global universities (2021)
Journal Article
Myers, M., & Bhopal, K. (2021). Cosmopolitan Brands: graduate students navigating the social space of elite global universities. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 42(5-6), 701-716. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2021.1941763

Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s analysis of the competition for economic, social and cultural capitals within educational fields, this article reports empirical research from 49 in-depth interviews with graduate students at four elite universities in th... Read More about Cosmopolitan Brands: graduate students navigating the social space of elite global universities.

Timescapes in Public Policy – Constructing the “Victim of Trafficking” (2020)
Journal Article
Tangen, J. (2022). Timescapes in Public Policy – Constructing the “Victim of Trafficking”. Journal of Borderlands Studies, 37(3), 475-492. https://doi.org/10.1080/08865655.2020.1787189

Human trafficking is presented as a multidimensional problem, constituted by a complex matrix of borders, vertices and spaces. In spite of the agreement of an international definition of trafficking in human beings some 20 years ago, debates persist... Read More about Timescapes in Public Policy – Constructing the “Victim of Trafficking”.

Enchantment - Disenchantment-Re-Enchantment: Postdigital Relationships between Science, Philosophy, and Religion (2020)
Journal Article
Reader, J., Jandrić, P., Peters, M. A., Barnett, R., Garbowski, M., Lipińska, V., …Baker, C. (2021). Enchantment - Disenchantment-Re-Enchantment: Postdigital Relationships between Science, Philosophy, and Religion. Postdigital Science and Education, 3, 934–965. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42438-020-00133-4

This collectively written article explores postdigital relationships between science, philosophy, and religion within the continuum of enchantment, disenchantment, and re-enchantment. Contributions are broadly classified within four sections related... Read More about Enchantment - Disenchantment-Re-Enchantment: Postdigital Relationships between Science, Philosophy, and Religion.

Liminal Lives: Navigating In-Betweenness in the Case of Bulgarian and Italian Migrants in Brexiting Britain (2020)
Journal Article
Genova, E., & Zontini, E. (2020). Liminal Lives: Navigating In-Betweenness in the Case of Bulgarian and Italian Migrants in Brexiting Britain. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 9(1), 47-64. https://doi.org/10.17467/ceemr.2020.04

The UK's decision to leave the EU illustrates some of the tensions embedded in European integration, enabling us to examine how nationalism and cosmopolitanism operate simultaneously, thus reinforcing each other. Furthermore, the prolonged Brexit neg... Read More about Liminal Lives: Navigating In-Betweenness in the Case of Bulgarian and Italian Migrants in Brexiting Britain.

An inheritance of exclusion: Roma education, genetics and the turn to biosocial solutions (2019)
Journal Article
Myers, M. (2020). An inheritance of exclusion: Roma education, genetics and the turn to biosocial solutions. Research in Education, 107(1), 55-71. https://doi.org/10.1177/0034523719880205

Since the 1990s an increasing body of genetic studies of Roma people has been conducted and used to understand their lives. This includes research on health issues such as genetic predispositions to obesity or high cholesterol levels and the migratio... Read More about An inheritance of exclusion: Roma education, genetics and the turn to biosocial solutions.

Introducing the Slave Next Door (2019)
Journal Article
Birks, J., & Gardner, A. (2019). Introducing the Slave Next Door. Anti-Trafficking Review, 2019(13), 66-81. https://doi.org/10.14197/atr.201219135

Past studies have indicated that the British public consider human trafficking to be remote from their personal experiences. However, an increase in local press reporting, alongside the emergence of locally co-ordinated anti-modern slavery campaigns,... Read More about Introducing the Slave Next Door.

Identifying and Responding to Child Neglect: Exploring the Professional Experiences of Primary School Teachers and Family Support Workers (2019)
Journal Article
Bullock, L., Stanyon, M., Glaser, D., & Chou, S. (2019). Identifying and Responding to Child Neglect: Exploring the Professional Experiences of Primary School Teachers and Family Support Workers. Child Abuse Review, 28(3), 209-224. https://doi.org/10.1002/car.2558

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This study aimed to explore primary school teachers' and family support workers' experiences of working with families and children with suspected or confirmed child neglect. Two in-depth, semi-structured focus groups... Read More about Identifying and Responding to Child Neglect: Exploring the Professional Experiences of Primary School Teachers and Family Support Workers.

Gypsy students in the UK: the impact of ‘mobility’ on education (2017)
Journal Article
Myers, M. (2018). Gypsy students in the UK: the impact of ‘mobility’ on education. Race Ethnicity and Education, 21(3), 353-369. https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2017.1395323

This paper argues that Gypsy students in primary and secondary education in the UK are marginalised because of ambiguous understandings of their ‘mobility’. Drawing on research conducted on the south coast of England, it examines Gypsy families’ expe... Read More about Gypsy students in the UK: the impact of ‘mobility’ on education.

Austria between “social protection” and “emancipation”: Negotiating global flows, marketization and nostalgia (2016)
Book Chapter
Karner, C. (2016). Austria between “social protection” and “emancipation”: Negotiating global flows, marketization and nostalgia. In C. Karner, & B. Weicht (Eds.), The Commonalities of Global Crises: Markets, Communities and Nostalgia (195-222). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-50273-5_8

Focused on Austria, a national context that still ranks amongst the comparatively more affluent and structurally resilient, this chapter examines diverse public discourses formulated in the context of the global and European economic crises since 200... Read More about Austria between “social protection” and “emancipation”: Negotiating global flows, marketization and nostalgia.