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Laurie Taylor examines the intellectual credibility of key thinkers of the new left.
Wed 18 Nov 2015
How elite students get elite jobs and a look at hairdressing as a craft.
Wed 11 Nov 2015
Laurie Taylor goes on a sociological safari, plus a look at reasons behind funeral choices
Wed 4 Nov 2015
Laurie Taylor explores the likely costs and benefits of the TTIP.
Wed 28 Oct 2015
Laurie Taylor explores forms of non-religious culture and identification.
Wed 21 Oct 2015
Laurie Taylor looks at the complex role of human rights in the peace process.
Wed 14 Oct 2015
Laurie Taylor looks at stigma versus choice and explores romance in the digital age.
Wed 7 Oct 2015
Laurie Taylor discusses female serial killers. Plus low economic growth and the future.
Wed 30 Sep 2015
Laurie Taylor explores the Russian government's battle with the future of the internet.
Wed 23 Sep 2015
Laurie Taylor explores marriages between people from different class backgrounds.
Wed 16 Sep 2015
Laurie Taylor examines the history and future of an often controversial police tactic.
Wed 29 Jul 2015
A look at convict culture. Also, how would children choose to spend a million pounds?
Wed 22 Jul 2015
Laurie Taylor explores the cultural and historical meaning of the colour black.
Wed 15 Jul 2015
Laurie Taylor discusses a study into the selling of drugs among teens in suburban America.
Wed 8 Jul 2015
Laurie Taylor considers Arab Londoners. Also, migrants' sense of British identity.
Wed 1 Jul 2015
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.
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