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From aesthetic labour to affective labour: feminine beauty and body work as self-care in UK 'lockdown' (2023)
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This paper draws on qualitative survey and interview data with 72 participants focusing on feminine body and beauty work practices in the UK’s first Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ in 2020. The data suggest that the affective dimensions of beauty were intensifie... Read More about From aesthetic labour to affective labour: feminine beauty and body work as self-care in UK 'lockdown'.

Where do our music preferences come from? Family influences on music across childhood, adolescence and early adulthood (2022)
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While much is known about the influence of peers and parents in developing musical memories and preferences, the wider family context has not yet been considered. We present novel empirical evidence from surveys (N = 100) with young adults and interv... Read More about Where do our music preferences come from? Family influences on music across childhood, adolescence and early adulthood.

The Queer, the Cross and the Closet: Religious Exceptions in Equality Law as State-Sponsored Homophobia (2021)
Journal Article

The struggle for queer people to be recognised as full sexual citizens continues to be thwarted by the existence of religious exceptions to equality law. These exceptions reactivate and legitimise the historical oppression of queer people, who have l... Read More about The Queer, the Cross and the Closet: Religious Exceptions in Equality Law as State-Sponsored Homophobia.

Protecting the rights of LGBTIQ people around the world: Beyond marriage equality and the decriminalisation of homosexuality (2021)
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Discussions about the human rights of LGBTIQ people tend to centre around two vastly different issues, namely, marriage equality and the criminalisation of same-sex sexual conduct. However, looking only at these two high-profile issues ignores the ma... Read More about Protecting the rights of LGBTIQ people around the world: Beyond marriage equality and the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

The making of transnational distinction: An embodied cultural perspective on Chinese women students’ mobility (2020)
Journal Article

Transnational distinction is highly relevant in an age when western degree inflation intersects with harsh gender expectations for Chinese women student migrants, a significant group of players in the scene of UK higher education. Drawing on particip... Read More about The making of transnational distinction: An embodied cultural perspective on Chinese women students’ mobility.

Lockdown and levelling down: why Savulescu and Cameron are mistaken about selective isolation of the elderly. (2020)
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In their recent article, 'Why lockdown of the elderly is not ageist and why levelling down equality is wrong', Savulescu and Cameron argue for selective isolation of the elderly as an alternative to general lockdown. An important part of their argume... Read More about Lockdown and levelling down: why Savulescu and Cameron are mistaken about selective isolation of the elderly..

Domestic Violence through the window of the Covid-19 Lockdown: A Public crisis embodied/exposed in the private/domestic sphere (2020)
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COVID-19 has been recognized globally as a public health crisis, which has directly led to the deaths of more than 40,000 people in the UK (World Health Organization, 2020). The lockdown measures in the public sphere have created a window into the ex... Read More about Domestic Violence through the window of the Covid-19 Lockdown: A Public crisis embodied/exposed in the private/domestic sphere.

Digital technologies and parental involvement in education: the experiences of mothers of primary school-aged children (2020)
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This paper makes a contribution to the developing field of the political economy of educational technology and to an understanding of the significance of digital technologies for home-school relations. The digitalisation of social life is increasing... Read More about Digital technologies and parental involvement in education: the experiences of mothers of primary school-aged children.

The Costs of Caregiving: Exploring the Perceived Burden of Dementia among Bangladeshi Caregivers in Britain (2020)
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AbstractThere are currently 700,000 carers caregiving for 850,000 people with dementia in Britain, with Bangladeshi caregivers three times more likely to provide family care compared with their White British counterparts. However, few studies have be... Read More about The Costs of Caregiving: Exploring the Perceived Burden of Dementia among Bangladeshi Caregivers in Britain.