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  1. Scottish nationalism and identity; Austerity

    The impact of financial crisis on public health. Also, race and Scottish identity.

    First broadcast: 12 Jun 2013

  2. 'Long Hours' work culture; Empty labour

    Employees who pursue private actitivies at work. Also, 'long hours' work culture.

    First broadcast: 05 Jun 2013

  3. Multicultural Prison; Jellied Eels

    Laurie Taylor discusses life in the modern male prison. Also, jellied eels and 'disgust'.

    First broadcast: 29 May 2013

  4. Live Music - from Dance Hall to the 100 Club

    Laurie Taylor explores a social history of live music from 1950 to 1967.

    First broadcast: 22 May 2013

  5. Stammering and Identity; Land of Too Much

    Poverty versus abundance in the US. Plus managing a social stigma for people who stammer.

    First broadcast: 15 May 2013

  6. Middle Class Enclaves and Escapes

    Special edition recorded at the British Sociological Association's 2013 conference.

    First broadcast: 08 May 2013

  7. British class survey; Tribute to Geoff Pearson

    Laurie Taylor explores a unique piece of research done by BBC Lab UK and social scientists

    First broadcast: 01 May 2013

  8. The Power of Oil

    Laurie Taylor explores the role of oil in shaping our society and economy.

    First broadcast: 24 Apr 2013

  9. English Heritage; Clergy Lives

    Laurie Taylor on heritage politics in the UK, and the everyday lives of parish priests.

    First broadcast: 17 Apr 2013

  10. Thrift Chic; Thatcherism

    'Thatcherism' - was it a distinct ideology? Also, the rise of thrift 'chic'.

    First broadcast: 10 Apr 2013

  11. Women and the Armed Forces

    Laurie Taylor explores gender and the military as women go into the frontline of battle.

    First broadcast: 03 Apr 2013

  12. Gang labour in UK; Industrial ruination

    Industrial ruination - a global study into urban decline. Also, gang labour in the UK.

    First broadcast: 27 Mar 2013

  13. Language of food politics; Italian food market

    Laurie Taylor explores an Italian food market and the language of food politics.

    First broadcast: 20 Mar 2013

  14. Guatemalan cemetery; Art auctions

    A study into the dynamics of art auctions, and a Guatemalan cemetery with no more room.

    First broadcast: 13 Mar 2013

  15. Drugs for Life; Subcultural Identity

    Laurie Taylor on the growing medicalisation of everyday life, and subcultural 'oldies'.

    First broadcast: 06 Mar 2013

  16. Fashion, Class and Mums; Red Racisms

    Laurie Taylor with a unique analysis of racism in communist and post-communist countries.

    First broadcast: 27 Feb 2013

  17. 'Ned' Pride in Scotland; Weapon Dogs

    Weapon dogs - status canines as urban menace. Also, the Scottish subculture of 'neds'.

    First broadcast: 20 Feb 2013

  18. Stan Cohen (1942 - 2013)

    Laurie Taylor pays tribute to the work and legacy of the sociologist, Stan Cohen.

    First broadcast: 13 Feb 2013

  19. Organised Crime in the UK

    Organised crime in the UK - how has it changed? Also, the Mafia in the UK.

    First broadcast: 06 Feb 2013

  20. Rock climbing in conflict; women in Russian prisons

    With Laurie Taylor. Featuring Russian women prisoners and rock climbers in conflict.

    First broadcast: 30 Jan 2013

  21. Class and Commuting; Engaging with Climate Change

    Climate change - why is it denied by so many? Plus class, commuting and the 'tube'.

    First broadcast: 23 Jan 2013

  22. Birth of Neo-Liberalism; Music, Race and Difference

    Tracing the origins of neo-liberalism. Plus, the relationship between race and music.

    First broadcast: 16 Jan 2013

  23. Contagion; changing masculinity in retail

    Contagion - how commerce spreads disease. Also, 'boys will be boys' or will they?

    First broadcast: 09 Jan 2013

  24. Consuming Passions

    Laurie Taylor explores the place of shopping in our lives and within sociological thought.

    First broadcast: 02 Jan 2013

  25. Intoxication

    Laurie Taylor explores the role and meaning of both alcohol and drugs in human life.

    First broadcast: 26 Dec 2012

  26. Female jockeys; military migrants

    Laurie Taylor on our multinational armed forces, and Deborah Butler on female jockeys.

    First broadcast: 19 Dec 2012

  27. Children in hospitals; History, heritage and tradition in British politics

    How British political parties construct history, and children's experiences in hospital.

    First broadcast: 12 Dec 2012

  28. Work identity on the railway; how to be gay

    Laurie Taylor on a new book exploring gay male identity. Also, work identity in crisis.

    First broadcast: 05 Dec 2012

  29. Family funerals; red tape

    Laurie Taylor hears how corrupt officialdom causes poverty.

    First broadcast: 28 Nov 2012

  30. Archaeology of homelessness; residential care revisited

    Older people in residential care - a landmark study. Also, an archaeology of homelessness.

    First broadcast: 21 Nov 2012

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