Tooth Loss; Communist Utopia in a Spanish Village
Laurie Taylor hears about attempts to create an egalitarian community after the death of General Franco. Also, the meaning of tooth loss.
Communist 'utopia' in a Spanish village. Laurie Taylor talks to the writer, Dan Hancox, about his research into a tiny community in Andalucia which set out to create an egalitarian enclave after the demise of General Franco. Does the reality match the dream? They're joined by the social geographer, Helen Jarvis. Also, the health researcher, Nicolette Rousseau, discusses the experience and meaning of tooth loss and replacement.
Research Facilitator at the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University
Find out more about Dr Nicolette Rousseau
Abstract: ‘Your whole life is lived through your teeth’: biographical disruption and experiences of tooth loss and replacement’
Rousseau, N., Steele, J., May, C. and Exley, C.
Sociology of Health & Illness
Reader in Social Geography, Newcastle University
Find out more about Dr Helen Jarvis
Abstract: Against the 'tyranny' of single-family dwelling: insights from Christiania at 40
Journal: Gender, Place & Culture
Thinking Allowed in association with the British Sociological Association announces a new annual award for a study that has made a significant contribution to ethnography: the in-depth analysis of the everyday life of a culture or sub-culture.
Entries must be submitted by the CLOSING DATE of 30th November 2013
Are you involved in social science research and completing or will have completed an ethnography this year? The Award is open to any UK resident currently employed as a teacher or researcher or studying as a postgraduate in a UK institution of higher education.
An entry should be a completed ethnography, a qualitative research project which provides a detailed description of the practices of a group or culture. Any sole authored book or peer reviewed research article published during the calendar year of the award will be eligible.
The judges for the Award are Professor Dick Hobbs, Professor Henrietta Moore, Dr Louise Westmarland, Professor Bev Skeggs. The Chair is Professor Laurie Taylor. (Please do not contact any judges directly).