Everyday Life and Critical Diversities

The world needs more of us! Creative knowledge exchange through arts for youth inclusion and leadership

Written by Hannah Lewis, Muetesim Abdel, Chloe Tuck, Asma Kabadeh University of Sheffield Image Credit: Smart Banda, Stand & Be Counted Theatre If there is one thing that researchers of all types can agree on, it is the principle of ‘do no harm’. But is this, and should this, be enough in our ethical commitments… Continue reading The world needs more of us! Creative knowledge exchange through arts for youth inclusion and leadership

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The queerest place on the internet?: Queer belonging on Tumblr

Written by Dr Briony Hannell, University of Sheffield This post is published to mark the beginning of LGBT+ History Month. Photo by Cecilie Johnsen on Unsplash Over the past decade, few social media platforms have been as hypervisible in their ability to attract young queer (i.e. those broadly aligned under the LGBT+ umbrella) users as… Continue reading The queerest place on the internet?: Queer belonging on Tumblr

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A Sociological Walk: Kelham Island

This post was written by Chris Schimkowsky, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield in August 2019. For their recent event on the 21st of June, the Everyday Life and Critical Diversities research cluster tried out something a little different: a sociological walk around Kelham Island. Organised by Lauren White and Dr Katherine Davies, the… Continue reading A Sociological Walk: Kelham Island

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Migrant families, Covid-19 travel restrictions, and everyday bordering

By Maria Teresa Ferazzoli and Julie Walsh  In the early days of the pandemic, many countries closed their borders to stop the spread of COVID-19. International travel has continued to be restricted, but with changing caveats, including ‘essential’ travel only, restrictions on travellers from particular countries, and the introduction of vaccination ‘passports’. Most recently, borders… Continue reading Migrant families, Covid-19 travel restrictions, and everyday bordering

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Beyond Gender Wars and Institutional Panics: Recognising Gender Diversity in UK Higher Education

By Sally Hines According to the UK’s media, academia is currently plagued by ‘silencing’, ‘no-platforming’, and ‘cancel culture’ amidst the Nation’s ‘gender wars’. Over the last year, barely a week has gone by without a broadsheet newspaper article, radio discussion programme, or TV report suggesting that UK Higher Education (HE) has reached crisis point in… Continue reading Beyond Gender Wars and Institutional Panics: Recognising Gender Diversity in UK Higher Education

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Is it still relevant to talk about deinstitutionalisation on World Mental Health Day?

By Maria Teresa Ferazzoli Campaigns like Let's talk have worked to reduce the stigma around mental health issues and helped to raise awareness about the importance of asking for help. However, there is still limited attention given to the experiences of people affected by severe and chronic mental illness.  Present western mental health care systems… Continue reading Is it still relevant to talk about deinstitutionalisation on World Mental Health Day?

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Marginalised Mothers: The Everyday Struggles of Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslim Lone Mothers.

By Sarah Baz In popular media and discourses the struggling hard working lone mother is often presented through images of White lone mothers.  In contrast, Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslim (PBM) women are depicted as passive, lacking agency and embedded in old fashioned and authoritarian families (Qureshi 2016). Diversity in experience and family structure has hardly… Continue reading Marginalised Mothers: The Everyday Struggles of Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslim Lone Mothers.

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The politics of deservingness and belonging in youth research on ‘integration.’

By Thea Shahrokh, Majella Kilkey, Hannah Lewis and Ryan Powell Over the last year the context in which young people with migration experiences are building their lives has become increasingly insecure in the UK. Young people are navigating a continued hostile immigration environment, which works powerfully to create uncertainty and undermine futures. Most recently, young… Continue reading The politics of deservingness and belonging in youth research on ‘integration.’

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Instagram and visual social media cultures in 2020

By Tim Highfield There are over one billion Instagram users worldwide, using what started as a basic photo-sharing app to visually showcase lives, businesses, events, and causes. In doing so, Instagram and other apps have become part of the everyday life of many, and together with my co-authors Tama Leaver and Crystal Abidin at Curtin… Continue reading Instagram and visual social media cultures in 2020