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Exhaustion: a historical study of weariness.
Exhaustion: is extreme fatigue a peculiarly modern phenomenon?
Management speech - what's behind this empty talk?
Why is meaningless speech in the workplace so ubiquitous?
The Mafia - organised crime
The Mafia and organised crime.
The Mafia and organised crime from Sicily to Japan and the UK
Sectarianisation - The Middle East
Sectarianisation - a new explanation for conflict across the Arab Islamic world.
Sectarianisation - the Middle East
Laurie Taylor asks if a new theory offers an explanation for conflicts in the Arab world.
Laurie Taylor takes a cool, non-dystopian look at future possibilities.
Robots and AI
Laurie Taylor takes a cool, non dystopian look at future possibilities
Restaurants - A Taste of Class
What are restaurants for? Laurie Taylor explores the many functions of dining out.
The Restaurant: A Taste of Class
Laurie Taylor gets under the skin of the restaurant.
Whither the Welfare State?
Laurie Taylor explores the origins and meaning of the welfare state.
Laurie Taylor examines the history of the welfare state.
Hospices - Palliative Care
Laurie Taylor explores the history of 'easeful death'. Also, life in an English hospice.
Laurie Taylor explores end of life care through the ages.
War In The Air
Laurie Taylor explores the history of aerial bombing and tear gas.
War in the air
Marxism, 'Red' Globalisation
Marxism - does it have any contemporary relevance? Also, 'red' globalisation.
Laurie Taylor talks to David Harvey, world authority on Marx's thought.
Affluence - what does it mean?
GDP, Mali music
GDP - what are its limits? Also, the music of Mali.
Politics and Emotion
The evolution of our contemporary idea of emotions and how they play out in politics.
The New Economy
Finding work in the new economy and the death of homo economicus.
The Trojan Horse Affair - Religion in schools
Laurie Taylor asks if there was an attempt to Islamicise schools in Birmingham.
The Trojan Horse Affair - Religion in Schools
Christmas television - an exploration of a very British tradition.
Working-class actors, Class and classical music
Working-class actors, Class and classical music.
The Housing Crisis, Squatting in Amsterdam
The housing crisis. Also, squatting in Amsterdam.
The sensory landscape of the city
The scenes, smells, sounds and tastes of city life.
Police culture and socialisation - how has it changed?
Countercultural seekers, Slum tourism
Countercultural seekers on the road to Kathmandu and slum tourism in Mumbai.
Countercultural seekers/ slum tourism.
Counter cultural seekers and meaning of the hippy trail. Also, slum tourism in Mumbai.
Stigma - an old sociological concept revisited and recast for the 21st century.
Are populist politics on the rise?
A Valentine Day's special
A Valentine Day's Special programme exploring infidelity and the history of rings.
Artisanal food - Natural foods
Artisanal and natural foods.
The White Working Class.
The white working class - is there a 'left-behind'?
Women and democracy - the language of power
Is democracy failing women? Also, how 'normality' is established in language.
Racial inequality now, Women and political language
Racial inequality now. Also, women and political language.
Sacrifice - from Christ's crucifixion to Salafi jihadist suicide bombers.
Dating at university, Online dating
Hook-up culture: dating at university. Also, how online dating has changed our world.
When is mixed-race heritage passed down to the next generation and when is it not?
Ethnography Award Shortlist 2018
The shortlist for the 2018 BSA/Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award 2018.
Winner of 2018 BSA/Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award
The winner of the 2018 BSA/Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award.
Menswear revolution - the changes in men's clothes over time.
Universal Basic Income
Universal Basic Income - could it work?
The Internet and Democracy
Laurie Taylor analyses the social and political consequences of our digitised world.
Marx and Marxism
Marx and Marxism revisited.
Law and Order
Law and Order: the drama series revisited 40 years later.
Should business schools be shut down? Laurie Taylor examines the arguments.
Laurie Taylor considers what it means to be very tall, very big or very short.
Light and Dark
How the meanings of light and dark have changed over time in the context of urban life.
China - how was it lifted out of poverty and what does the future hold?
Gangs and spirituality
Gangs and spirituality - can religious belief lead members away from crime?
Selfies - disconnection from ICTs
'Selfies' - narcissism or self-expression? Also, choosing to disconnect from ICTs.
Laurie Taylor explores the latest research into how society works.
Beauty - Ugliness
Beauty and ugliness.
Laurie Taylor presents a special edition recorded at the Open University in Milton Keynes.
Laurie Taylor explores the life and times of the American train hopping hobo.
Post-truth - what is it and how did we get to this point?
Creativity re-examined. Has it become a meaningless buzz word for our times?
Push buttons: pleasure, panic and the politics of pushing.
Palaces for the People
Palaces for the People: the decline in civic life.
Rich Russians - Millionaire tax flight
Rich Russians. Also, millionaire tax flight.
Maps and Postcodes
Maps and postcodes - what do they reveal about our society and selves?
White Privilege - Racial Ambiguity
What is white privilege? And what is the evidence that racial binaries are breaking down?
Shoes: a cultural history.
Architecture and health
Architecture, housing and health.
Maoism: its origins and development as a global political force.
The Night-time Economy: How has it changed over the years?
White Power Movement in US - Rise of Racist Right in Europe
The White Power Movement in the US. Also, the racist, far right in Europe.
Au pairing and domestic labour
Laurie Taylor explores the increasing use of metrics across many aspects of our lives.
Identity: a special programme exploring the way in which we define ourselves.
Work - what is it good for?
Laurie Taylor explores the history, harms and downsides to our contemporary work culture.
Migrants - Refugees
Migrants and refugees.
Surveillance - how we are both watchers, as well as the watched.
The changing middle classes
Laurie Taylor explores the changing middle classes.
The Class Ceiling
The class ceiling, does privilege pay?
Motorbikes - a social and cultural history.
Walls: Laurie Taylor explores the social history and symbolism of human-made barriers.
Snobbery - its meaning, history and changing nature.
Skateboarding - Parkour
Skateboarding and parkour: lifestyle sport in the hyper regulated city.
Corridors - their evolution and changing nature.
Spectacular cities - from Kazakhstan to the United Arab Emirates.
Debt - from household to national.
Kitsch - Cute
Cute and kitsch: their nature and changing meaning.
Branding - the 'persuasion industries'.
CEO Society - Time Management
CEO Society and time management.
Detective fiction - homicide and social media
Detective fiction - how it represents social change. Also homicide confessions on Facebook
No-Go Zones and Dangerous Holidays
Global no-go zones and the complex overlap between conflict and tourism.
The Politics of Memorials
The Politics of Memorials - from Ireland to the Mississippi Delta.
Conspiracy theories - their origins and evolution.
Land and territory
Land struggles: from Bolivia to Britain.
Laurie Taylor explores council estates - then and now.
Serial killers: the media and cultural response to these crimes.
Farming Today This Week: Rural services (in a pub)
Charlotte Smith finds out how a pub in Wiltshire serves as a community hub.
Bernie Allen takes a weekly look at farming, food and countryside issues.
Gerallt Pennant a'i westeion yn trafod gwneud inc o fadarch a stori'r Ystlum Pedol Fwyaf.
Birdsong, Net zero and Spiders
Euan McIlwraith and Helen Needham with the latest outdoor activities.
From The Carry Row To Tokyo
Drew Cochrane became blind in his late thirties but still became a champion golfer.