Thanks to Mireia Trenchs for a fantastic talk about migrant children's language use on Wednesday. We learnt so much about 'translanguaging', about the relationship between Catalan and Castilian Spanish (and Mandarin, and Puerto Rican slang...), about the cultural and public life of Barcelona and around, and about the richly hybrid identity practices of the young people in the study. Warm thanks to everyone who came and asked questions and contributed to a fascinating discussion.
Next up we have Prof Roger Burrows, currently at Goldsmiths, who will be talking about the 'geodemographics of the super-rich'. The talk draws on the conceptual contribution of Thomas Piketty to understanding capital, wealth and the (end of) social mobility, as well as on empirical research into the spatialities of class, looking closely at key London neighbourhoods. Roger has published extensively across the fields of sociology, social policy and urban studies. He will be joining Newcastle University next year as Professor of Cities.
All warmly invited - November 4th, 4pm, CLB.563. Wine in the GPS common room afterwards.
"I couldn't move forwards if I didn't look back": transitional stories of domestic violence - Sociology/Visualities seminar
Time/Date: 16th December 2015, 16:00 - 17:30
Welcome to 'Pikettyville'? The geodemographics of the 'super-rich'
Time/Date: 4th November 2015, 16:00 - 17:30
Translingualism and cosmopolitanism in bilingual Catalonia: an exploration of language practices, attitudes and ideologies in secondary schools - With Identities, Embodiments and Selves cluster
Time/Date: 21st October 2015, 16:00 - 17:30
The medical reshaping of disabled bodies as a response to stigma and a route to normality
Time/Date: 7th October 2015, 16:00 - 17:30