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‘Culture is a meritocracy’: Why creative workers’ attitudes may reinforce social inequality
By Mark Taylor and Dave O’Brien There’s now extensive academic work on the creative economy,
to match the public, media and policy attention. Sociology has been an important disciplinary home for this work,
setting empirical and theoretical agendas on the c...
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What is the impact of my outsider/insider status on the research process?
By Dr Irene Zempi  In this blog, I will summarise some of the key issues from my
recent article on ‘Negotiating constructions of insider and outsider status in research with veiled Muslim women victims of Islamophobic hate crime’. Following terrorist attack...
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In 2013, to mark 50 years of Urban Studies, the Editors put together a Virtual Special Issue, bringing together articles from across the years. Fifteen articles were selected: the five most downloaded; the five most cited; and the five most important publis...
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Urban energy transitions
Jonathan
Rutherford, LATTS (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech) jonathan.rutherford@enpc.fr As we all
go busily about our daily lives, only very rarely do most of us consciously
think about or visualize the flows, networks, uses and implications of energy
underpinni...
Urban energy transitions
Urban energy transitions
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Reinventing Public Space in Post January Revolution Cairo Professor Mona Abaza, Department of Sociology, Anthropology Psychology, and Egyptology at the American University in Cairo discusses her paper at the Public Lecture hosted and filmed by the Media Uni...
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Hybrid gentrification in South Africa: Theorising across southern and northern cities
Charlotte Lemanski, University College London c.lemanski@ucl.ac.uk   The contemporary comparative ‘turn’ in urban studies, calling for urban theories to be open to the experiences of all cities, has come as no great shock to those undertaking research in ci...
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