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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.
Council estates - then and now. Laurie Taylor explores the concept of the 'sink estate'.
Serial killers: the media and cultural response to these crimes.
The origins & meaning of 'cool'
Immortality - transhumanism
Immortality and transhumanism
Disasters: from Haiti to New Orleans.
Time - how do we use & how has this changed in the last 50 years?
Thrift and austerity
Black music cultures in London
Black music cultures - how did they evolve in London?
The Religious Right in the US
The religious right in the US - an exploration of their route to power.
Borders: from Calais to Mexico.
Hidden gay lives
Hidden gay lives, from Polari to true crime stories.
Nudity - its cultural history and changing meaning.
Water: a cultural as well as a natural substance.
Loss - an exploration of different forms of lost experience.
Citizenship - from schools to the process by which immigrants become British citizens.
Loneliness - is it a uniquely modern emotion?
Kidnap for ransom, past and present.
Trust in a time of pandemic
Trust in a time of pandemic.
Blood - its many meanings.
Traders and finance.
Rummage - Waste
Rummage & waste: a social history of recycling and an examination of the meaning of waste.
Strategic ignorance and knowledge resistance.
Bunkers: building for doomsday.
Cars: How do cars transmit our identities behind the wheel?
Elites: Why has anti-elitism become such a common stable of media and political rhetoric?
Revolution: Must all radical upheavals in the social and political order end in tragedy?
Fashion & VIP Parties
Fashion & VIP parties - the hidden stories behind the glamour and wealth.
The Rich in London. Also, global attitudes towards the wealthy.
Civilians in the line of fire
Civilians in the line of fire.
Corruption - what is it and how can it be tackled?
Deportation - from the UK to the US.
Gambling: Who are the winners and losers?
Tea: A dark history of Britain's favourite beverage.