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Why We Sometimes Hate the Good Guy

Everyone is supposed to cheer for good guys. We’re supposed to honor heroes, saints and anyone who helps others, and we should only punish the bad guys. But is the expression ‘no good deed goes unpunished’ really accurate? New research shows we often do, in fact, punish those who do good deeds.

1 year ago
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Making Sense of Society: Ruben Schneider

Ruben Schneider, who is ethnographically exploring the interactions of ‘global’ conservation alliances and local communities, describes his passion in this essay for the ESRC.

3 years ago
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Making Sense of Society: Ruth Puttick

Are we paying enough attention to ostensible philanthropy that influences what goes on in British schools? We should, argues Ruth Puttick in this essay.

3 years ago
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Making Sense of Society: Siobhan Maderson

In developing wise policy, we ignore local environmental knowledge at our peril, writes Siobhan Maderson in her essay about the interaction of bees, beekeepers, and government.

3 years ago
35
Immigrant support

Making Sense of Society: Vanessa Hughes

Concepts of mobility, citizenship and belonging are morphing in a time of widespread immigration. In this essay, Vanessa Hughes uses the case of a specific London resident to explore these themes.

3 years ago
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Making Sense of Society: Alison Harper

Social Science Space will publish the winning essays, runners-up and eight shortlisted pieces from the most recent ESRC writing competition in the next few weeks. Here we present “Better healthcare with deep data,” an essay from Alsion Harper detailing some of the concepts she’s observed with the use of endoscopy in a retirement hotspot.

3 years ago
35

Making Sense of Society: Elo Luik

Social Science Space will publish the winning essays, runners-up and eight shortlisted pieces from the most recent ESRC writing competition in the next few weeks. Here we present “A meeting in New Delhi: An ethnography of a dangerous miracle,” an essay from Elo Luik at the University of Oxford.

3 years ago
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Making Sense of Society: Max Gallien

In the third of a series of essays from ESRC-funded researchers, a young academic explains why studying ‘informal cross-border trade’ is important to understanding society itself today.

3 years ago
30

Making Sense of Society: Lauren White

In the second of a series of essays from ESRC-funded researchers, a young academic describes her examinations of how places such as toilets can be reflective of our practices of privacy and containment of our bodily excretions.

3 years ago
30

Making Sense of Society: Wilhelmiina Toivo

Social Science Space will publish the winning essays, runners-up and eight shortlisted pieces from the most recent ESRC writing competition in the next few weeks, starting with “Once more, with feeling: life as bilingual,” an essay from psychologist Wilhelmiina Toivo at the University of Glasgow.

3 years ago
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