Month: December 2022

Decolonizing Research: Putting India on the Agenda

India presents a rich context for research on work and employment, epitomizing the paradox of being the world’s fifth-biggest economy but one where 92.4 percent of the workforce is informal – insecure, unprotected, poor – and women and disadvantaged groups most vulnerable.

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Why Do Swear Words Sound the Way They Do?

The authors explored whether there are universal sound patterns in profanity. So we designed a series of studies involving speakers of different languages and found surprising patterns in how swear words sound across the world.

2 months ago
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British Academy’s Net Zero Policy Programme Calls for Research Proposals

The British Academy has announced the Net Zero Policy Programme is calling for research proposals from UK-based universities or research institutes with a submission deadline of February 8, 2023. There will is a single award available of £150,000, and the duration of the award is 15 months with a start date in March 2023.

2 months ago
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How British Literary Psychogeography Offers Possibilities for Researchers

In the previous blog we learned about the type of psychogeographical thinking which was developed by Guy Debord and Situationist International. The latter movement was centered on France and mainland Europe in the immediate decades after World War II. Ultimately they failed to get their message through to wider society. In this article I explore how their basic principles re-emerged as a new form of psychogeography in the British Isles. This form would be less political than the work of Debord, at least on the surface, and would be championed by poets, writers of historical fiction and other forms of literature.

2 months ago
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Social Science Can Reduce Firearm-Related Injuries

Every day across the United States, more than 120 people die from firearm injuries. This is a crisis that requires urgent attention from the scientific community, and social scientists have a critical role to play.

2 months ago
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