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The Sociology department at Edinburgh (founded in 1964 by Tom Burns) is one of the UK’s leading Sociology Departments, highly regarded for its record of influential original research and teaching. Edinburgh Sociology has been rated as first in the UK for the quality and breadth of its research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014). We have a longstanding commitment to original empirical and theoretical work on society, and on the production of cultural and scientific knowledge. Our approach is shaped by a sociological understanding of the importance of the link between biography and history, private troubles and public issues,... Read rest of text

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Oct 02 Towards Independence? Understanding the 2017 Catalan Referendum 16:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 2, CMB

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