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Laurie Taylor explores the role of pop music in enlivening mundane, assembly line work.
Wed 24 Jun 2015
White, working-class boys at school. Also, the French intellectual tradition.
Wed 17 Jun 2015
Laurie Taylor asks if there is an emerging mass class characterised by insecurity.
Wed 10 Jun 2015
The changing nature of same-sex relationships since the demise of Russian state communism.
Wed 3 Jun 2015
The future of the A-level. Plus the role of blame within the criminal justice system.
Wed 27 May 2015
Are policy makers are too focused on the idea of 'happiness'? Also, 'wellness syndrome'.
Wed 20 May 2015
Is poverty in Britain increasing? Plus unemployment as a 'choice'.
Wed 13 May 2015
Laurie Taylor explores the social history of the gymnasium and the taboo against body art.
Wed 6 May 2015
The impact of gentrification on working-class people. Plus the division of domestic labour
Wed 29 Apr 2015
Post traumatic stress in combat veterans and managing beds in the NHS.
Wed 22 Apr 2015
The winner of the 2015 BBC/BSA Ethnography Award.
Wed 15 Apr 2015
Programme devoted to the academic research shortlisted for the Thinking Allowed award.
Wed 8 Apr 2015
Laurie Taylor explores free will and pets as family.
Wed 1 Apr 2015
Laurie Taylor explores the way in which states use public rituals to create new citizens.
Wed 25 Mar 2015
Laurie Taylor explores the commodity chains in high fashion and second-hand clothing.
Wed 18 Mar 2015
Laurie Taylor explores the disproportionate rates of HIV infection in young African women.
Wed 11 Mar 2015
Laurie Taylor examines the tension between art and money. Also, biologising parenthood.
Wed 4 Mar 2015
Commercial surrogacy in India and beyond, plus new kinds of money. With Laurie Taylor.
Wed 25 Feb 2015
Laurie Taylor explores migration in contrasting contexts.
Wed 18 Feb 2015
Conservatism: its roots and meaning. Also, the emotional impact of working in a care home.
Wed 11 Feb 2015
Harvard Business School: profit versus morality. Also, the cultural meaning of pain.
Wed 4 Feb 2015
Laurie Taylor on the Muslim Brotherhood, plus a study into privately educated young women.
Wed 28 Jan 2015
A cultural history of migraine. Also 'pramfaces' - denigrating the working class?
Wed 21 Jan 2015
Laurie Taylor on dissident Irish republicans, plus a tribute to sociologist Ulrich Beck.
Wed 14 Jan 2015
Laurie Taylor examines the rights and wrongs of the Research Excellence Framework.
Wed 7 Jan 2015
Laurie Taylor explores the way war and violence invades our lives. Also, riding the subway
Wed 31 Dec 2014
Can self-help books help you to become a better you? Presented by Laurie Taylor.
Christmas Day 2014
Laurie Taylor presents a special edition that explores rituals at Christmas and beyond.
Wed 17 Dec 2014
Fat gay men - resisting the stigma. Also, the masculine world of the butcher.
Wed 10 Dec 2014
The growing worldwide industry of global payday loans. Plus the aftermath of redundancy.
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