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Sociology

sociology

Ragged University as a project is aiming to develop a holistic understanding on the environments we populate and problems we encounter. Here are some of the aspects of sociology which have been raised as important:

  • Surveillance society
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    Security, Privacy, Information and Surveillance Discussion by Prof William Webster, Prof Charles Raab and Dr Andrew Neil
    15th February 2017
    Ragged Podcasts, Sociology
    We live in a surveillance age where digital technology has become ingrained in almost...
  • Young carer
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    Helping With Mum: Barriers to Accessing Higher Education
    28th April 2015
    Education, Poverty
    “I would like to send a message to staff, teachers and tutors – all...
  • staple foods
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    How Financial Speculation is Artificially Inflating Staple Food Prices
    18th June 2014
    Eclectic Articles, Economics, Poverty
    In 2011 investments in food derivatives stood at $126 billion compared to $3 billion...
  • environment
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    Preface: A Social and Environmental Philosophy by Kenneth Wilson
    26th May 2014
    Eclectic Articles, Poverty
    The negative aspect of the idea of change moves us to sadness. It oppresses...
  • Poverty in the UK
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    Experiences of Food Poverty: Results and Discussion by Samuel Lindskog
    13th August 2014
    Poverty, Sociology
    Eight out of nine participants interviewed were unable to “acquire or eat an adequate...