Cosplay is the act of dressing and performing as a character from popular media and is typically associated with fan conventions. The academic study of gender-play cosplay (explicit play with gendered codes) has framed cosplay as a socially transform... Read More about Cosplay: Community, hierarchy, and the Acafan methodology.
Circuits of Law: Everyday Criminalisation of Transgender Embodiment in Istanbul (2023)
Historically, trans women of Turkey have been frequent targets of torture and ill-treatment by the police forces. Since the early 2000s, however, the strategies of the police to control trans women’s existence within the city has moved away from infl... Read More about Circuits of Law: Everyday Criminalisation of Transgender Embodiment in Istanbul.
This project explores the contribution of considerations of safety to communities and sites of social change. In this thesis, the concept of safety is grounded in contemporary conceptualizations and ongoing debates about safety found in discussions o... Read More about Safe Spaces and Good Places: The contribution of safety to community sites and social change.
This article draws on data collected from a qualitative study designed to assess the effectiveness of an early intervention programme aimed to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) among young people. The programme was implemented by a l... Read More about Interrogating the deployment of ‘risk’ and ‘vulnerability’ in the context of early intervention initiatives to prevent child sexual exploitation.
In the past few decades, the accelerated improvement in technology has allowed the development of new and effective coronary and structural heart disease interventions. There has been inequitable patient access to these advanced therapies and signifi... Read More about Socioeconomic Factors and their Impact on Access and Use of Coronary and Structural Interventions.
This essay traces the recent critique of realistic conflict theory as it pertains to the study of antisemitism. In doing so, it will provide an overview of the arguments comprising the debate, outline the ways in which these arguments depend on speci... Read More about From Realistic Conflict to Relative Deprivation: Rethinking the Psychology of Modern Antisemitism.
Don’t believe in miracles: the British sports film in the era of sporting rationalization (2022)
Strangers in our midst: Immigration, social capital and segmented conflict (2022)
Putnam famously stated in his ‘hunkering down’ thesis that residents of diverse communities experiencing immigration retreat into their homes inhibiting the production of ‘social capital’. Immigration is therefore often posited to disrupt communities... Read More about Strangers in our midst: Immigration, social capital and segmented conflict.
This thesis aims to ascertain how, through the social media platform Instagram, Muslim women internet celebrities represent themselves as public figures who can represent the ummah. Through their self-representation on social media, Muslim women inte... Read More about Contesting piety: representations of Indonesian internet celebrities on Instagram.
Drawing on Bacchi’s (2009) ‘What’s the problem represented to be?’ framework, this article provides a critical analysis of HM Government’s (2021a) New Plan for Immigration. We explore how immigration is problematised, the assumptions that underlie th... Read More about Continued and intensified hostility: The problematisation of immigration in the UK government’s 2021 New Plan for Immigration.
Undocumented migration is a global phenomenon. Social work practice with undocumented migrants, worldwide, is ethically complex as social workers are positioned between the mandates of the state, designed to deter 'illegal' migration and the needs of... Read More about The Construction of Character in Social Work Narratives of Practice with Undocumented Migrants.
Rape Stereotype Acceptance in the General Population of England and Wales (2022)
The #MeToo movement has facilitated a growing awareness in the UK of rape stereotypes but there has been little research on how accurately rape is perceived in this region, especially regarding demographics such as ethnicity and age. This study recru... Read More about Rape Stereotype Acceptance in the General Population of England and Wales.
Discrimination based on race and ethnicity remains prevalent in today’s society. There is numerous literature on how conscious racial and ethnic bias and discrimination affects individuals from black and minority ethnic groups, but little on effects... Read More about How consciousness of race and ethnicity-based discrimination affects the health and wellbeing, and academic motivation of minority group students.
A recent study highlighted that 70 percent of African Americans could not swim (Diaz-Duran, 2017), with drowning rates being far higher in Black communities than in white. The origin of this alarming statistic can be traced back to the Trans Atlantic... Read More about Why Black people look blue in the moonlight: an examination of how Barry Jenkins film Moonlight (2016) reunites the image of Black people’s bodies with water.
Transnational Healthcare Preferences Among EU Nationals in the UK: A Qualitative Assessment (2022)
This article explores the motivational factors behind preferences for medical care in the country of residence or the country of origin among EU nationals living in the UK. Undertaking a thematic analysis on a large-N qualitative data set, the articl... Read More about Transnational Healthcare Preferences Among EU Nationals in the UK: A Qualitative Assessment.
The early detection of terrorist threat objects, such as guns and knives, through improved metal detection, has the potential to reduce the number of attacks and improve public safety and security. To achieve this, there is considerable potential to... Read More about Identification of metallic objects using spectral magnetic polarizability tensor signatures: Object classification.
People around the globe were and are affected by the highly contagious virus SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus, COVID-19) far beyond the virus itself. Despite the high viral transmission, people did not stop acting collectively. Sometimes these collective acti... Read More about Do disasters trigger protests? A conceptual view and review of the connection between disasters, injustice, and protests – the case of COVID-19.
The records of student societies show that cross-dressing was a very popular practice at Cambridge University from the second half of the nineteenth century not only in drama but at a wide range of social events. Male and female students were segrega... Read More about The Varsity Drag: Gender, Sexuality and Cross-Dressing at the University of Cambridge, 1850-1950.
Past and Present Intergroup Contact and Conflict Among Inhabitants of Former Mixed Villages of Cyprus: The Role of Individual and Collective Experiences in Predicting Attitudes and Trust (2021)
Positive attitudes and trust towards former adversaries facilitate reconciliation and peacebuilding. Both historical and current intergroup experiences such as intergroup contact and conflict predict intergroup attitudes and trust but no previous res... Read More about Past and Present Intergroup Contact and Conflict Among Inhabitants of Former Mixed Villages of Cyprus: The Role of Individual and Collective Experiences in Predicting Attitudes and Trust.
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