Monthly Archives: January 2018

Third Westminster Sociology Open Talk of 2017/18: Contesting the Boundaries of Ethno-Religious Identities

Westminster Sociology Open Talks in 2017-18 bring together Sociology researchers with external speakers to explore a shared topic of interest. In the third talk of the academic year, Dr Umit Cetin and Dr Celia Jenkins are joined by Professor Mary … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins, race and cultural inheritance

I watched Mary Poppins for the first time in a long time over Christmas (3.45pm, Boxing Day, BBC1). Presumably like most contemporary viewers who understood the allusion, I bristled uncomfortably at the movie‚Äôs passing reference to soot-faced chimney sweeps as … Continue reading

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