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New Directions 2008

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New Directions 2008
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14th May 2008 - 15th May 2008
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http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/events2/new_directions_conference/archive/new_directions_2008

Our annual postgraduate 'work in progress' conference was held on the 26th and 27th May 2008.

The conference will be held in the David Hume Tower, Faculty Room South.

This year the conference showcases the work of our current postgraduate students at various stages in their research. Conference themes include power and money, the self and the body in research, research on children and families, social movements, rituals, symbols and identities and narrative and textual research. 

The conference programme is available here

The conference abstracts are available here.

The conference poster is available here.

Roberts Prizewinners 2008

We are pleased to announce that the winners of the Roberts Prize for Best Presentation and Paper 2008 are:

Amy Chandler: "Just" attention seeking? Morality, mortality and self-injury

Ruth Lewis: Shutting the bathroom door: negotiating bodily boundaries within families

Suryakant Waghmore: Politics of Caste and Civil Society in India: A view from below.

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Powerpoint slides from the conference are now available:

Steven MacLennan: Calculating Practices

Edgar Zavala-Pelayo: Power and Networks in the University Research Environment

Sveta Milyaeva: Changing the Law: Putting Forward Regulation 

Gregor Schnuer: The Spaces between 'introspection' and 'just reading books'

Lucy Nicholas: Contemporary Anarcho-Queer Gender Politics: A reciprocal ethics of practice

Ruth Lewis: Shutting the bathroom door: negotiating bodily boundaries within families

Eric Chen Zhong: I'm bringing (sex)y back: Developing a Bio-Sociological Framework for the Demography of Fertility

Fraser Stewart: Researching the Environment: A critical appraisal of Ecological Modernisation

Heather Blenkinsop: The timing of myth: Exploring the contradiction

Amy Chandler: "Just" attention seeking? Morality, mortality and self-injury

Carrie Purcell: Massage as a form of bodywork' Some methodological considerations

Supporting documents

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