Thinking Allowed

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New research on how society works

Suburbia Revisited July 11, 2018

Suburbia Revisited: Has it ceased to be a place of leafy affluence as poverty has migrated from the city? New research suggests the decline of an American 'golden age' of white picket fences and two garage homes. Laurie Taylor explores the origin, myth and reality of the suburban dream, in Britain as well as the US. Is the suburbanisation of poverty a widespread phenomenon? He's joined by Mark Clapson, Professor of Social and Urban History at the University of Westminster, Scott Allard, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Washington and Anne Power, Professor of Social Policy at the ...


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'Selfies' - narcissism or self-expression? Also, choosing to disconnect from ICTs.
Gangs and spirituality June 27, 2018
Gangs and spirituality - can religious belief lead members away from crime?
China today June 20, 2018
China - how was it lifted out of poverty and what does the future hold?
Light and Dark June 13, 2018
How the meanings of light and dark have changed over time in the context of urban life.
Size Discrimination June 6, 2018
Laurie Taylor considers what it means to be very tall, very big or very short.
Business Schools May 30, 2018
Should business schools be shut down? Laurie Taylor examines the arguments.
Law and Order May 23, 2018
Law and Order: the drama series revisited 40 years later.
Marx and Marxism May 16, 2018
Marx and Marxism revisited.
Laurie Taylor analyses the social and political consequences of our digitised world.
Universal Basic Income - could it work?
Menswear Revolution April 25, 2018
Menswear revolution - the changes in men's clothes over time.
The winner of the 2018 BSA/Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award.
The shortlist for the 2018 BSA/Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award 2018.
Mixed-race families April 4, 2018
When is mixed-race heritage passed down to the next generation and when is it not?
Hook-up culture: dating at university. Also, how online dating has changed our world.
Sacrifice March 21, 2018
Sacrifice - from Christ's crucifixion to Salafi jihadist suicide bombers.
Racial inequality now. Also, women and political language.
Is democracy failing women? Also, how 'normality' is established in language.
The White Working Class. Feb. 28, 2018
The white working class - is there a 'left-behind'?