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Everyday life, Cafe society

Laurie Taylor takes a sociological look at the mundane and prosaic, from christmas decorations to cafe society.

Everyday life: Laurie Taylor talks to Les Back, Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, about his study into those seemingly unimportant aspects of life which throw a spotlight on the relationship between history, culture and biography. Returning to the council estate in Croydon where he grew up, and where his extended family still live - it tells a story about community formation, housing crisis and the geography of class through Christmas decorations. They're joined by Bev Skeggs, fellow Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths.

Also, Sarah Neal, Reader in Sociology at the University of Surrey, discusses multicultural conviviality in coffee shops.

Producer: Natalia Fernandez.

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28 minutes

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Mon 7 Dec 2015 00:15

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