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The Sociology Show

  • Interview with Anton Roberts on homelessness and masculinity

    5 JUN. 2024 · In this episode, Matthew talks to Anton Roberts about his research on homelessness and masculinity. Anton is a researcher at the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at Manchester Metropolitan University, within the disciplines of Sociology and Criminology. His specific research areas of focus are homelessness and exaggerated 'hyper' forms of masculinity. You can lcontact Anton on email - A.Roberts@mmu.ac.uk You can now book online one to one tutoring with Matthew from the Sociology show here -https://calendly.com/sociologyshowtutoring
    Escuchado 41m 18s
  • Interview with Professor Lee Elliot Major on social class and education

    18 NOV. 2023 · In this episode, Matthew talks to Professor Lee Elliot Major OBE, Lee is the country’s first Professor of Social Mobility. Appointed by the University of Exeter to be a global leader in the field, his work is dedicated to improving the prospects of disadvantaged young people. Lee discusses his book Equity in education: Levelling the playing field of learning as well as outlining other famous sociological studies and how they relate to his findings. You can view Lee's TED talk here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxHc9nDKt1A&t=0s Contact details - https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbVFqWlBmakhzeUFSU2Nxa3hCMkVIOHhNYnNVZ3xBQ3Jtc0tsX082SEY0UE9DcUc0bHNWMEE1MmZ0Ukd6dWhBYTVJamthdmxwWG5GOFZQX2tPSUlMN01ULWloYWNwZHpnQnE5eEFnaHRKUUNzZFM5YVQ2UXhyZzh3OHRzV2hoZ2VCTnB1TnlVNThRTVI2Sjg5S2tXOA&q=https%3A%2F%2Feducation.exeter.ac.uk%2Fstaff%2Fprofile%2Findex.php%3Fweb_id%3Dlee_elliotmajor&v=V68IdlOLUOU
    Escuchado 45m 15s
  • Why is football hooliganism back on the rise? (Prof Les back and Dr Isaac Hoff)

    28 AGO. 2023 · In this episode, Matthew talks to Professor Les Back and Dr Isaac Hoff about the rise of hooliganism and anti social behaviour at football grounds post covid. Ideas around drug use, masculinity, cultural resistance, subcultures and moral panics are all discussed. Is the problem really as bad as the media make out it is?
    Escuchado 48m 44s
  • Misogyny and video games (STUDENT TAKEOVER)

    24 JUL. 2023 · In this episode, three students takeover the pod to discuss the issue of sexism and misogyny in the gaming world. Harper Winslet, Jessica Thornton and Leila Miller-Jones from BHASVIC college in Brighton and Hove were inspired by the research of Anita Sarkeesian and wanted to see if their own primary research gained similar results. The research considers early games when objectification was first noticable up to more comptemporary issues such as whether the rise of Andrew Tate has had a signigicant impact on the gaming world.
    Escuchado 48m 26s
  • Interview with Professor Tom Shakespeare on disability

    5 JUL. 2023 · In this episode, Matthew talks to Professor Tom Shakespeare. Tom is is an English sociologist and bioethicist, he has achondroplasia and uses a wheelchair, his work focuses on all aspects of diability. In discussion, Tom defines what a disability is, how it impacts identity and changing attitudes. Tom also discusses media representation of disabilities and whether they have improved over the last twenty or so years. You can follow Tom on Twitter @TommyShakes and check out his website - https://farmerofthoughts.co.uk/
    Escuchado 33m 5s
  • Advice from a lead Examiner (AQA A-level Sociology Paper 3)

    4 JUN. 2023 · In this episode, Matthew talks to Circe Newbold about Paper 3 for the AQA A-level Sociology exam. Circe Newbold is a lead examiner for Paper 3, here she explains some top tips in terms of what the examiners are looking for and how to structure questions. Circe also explains how to work towards the A* grade.
    Escuchado 12m 27s
  • Interview with Professor Frank Furedi on 'Paranoid parenting'

    1 JUN. 2023 · In this episode, Matthew talks to Professor Frank Furedi. Frank is a Hungarian-Canadian academic and professor of sociology at the University of Kent and here he talks about his ideas on parents, childhood and fear. Frank discusses ideas from his book 'Paranoid parenting' about how childhood have become over protected from the late 70s onwards. The discussion also considers how children are being impacted by over catiousness and how parenting has continued to be impacted by fear. Frank also explain his ideas on the adultification of children and the infantilisation of adults. You can find out more about Frank on his webiste - https://www.frankfuredi.com/ and follow him on twitter @Furedibyte
    Escuchado 25m 34s
  • Advice from a lead Examiner (AQA A-level Sociology Paper 2)

    30 MAY. 2023 · In this episode, Matthew talks to Kate Flatley about Paper 2 for the AQA A-level Sociology exam. Kate is a lead/senior examiner and here she explains some top tips in terms of what the examiners are looking for and how to structure questions.
    Escuchado 14m 20s
  • Advice from a lead Examiner (AQA A-level Sociology Paper 1)

    15 MAY. 2023 · In this episode, Matthew talks to Circe Newbold about Paper 1 for the AQA A-level Sociology exam. Circe Newbold is a lead examiner for Paper 1, here she explains some top tips in terms of what the examiners are looking for and how to structure questions.
    Escuchado 10m 28s
  • Interview with Paula Wright on Feminism vs Female choice

    10 ABR. 2023 · In this episode, Matthew talks to writer and Darwinian scholar, Paula Wright. Through her MSc in Psychology, Culture and Evolution (Evolutionary Psychology) at Brunel London, Paula has questioned Feminism for ignoring biology and that some forms of Feminism actually restrict female choice. The discussion considers whether Sociology as a discipline is too quick to make the assumption that all behaviour is socially constructed by ignoring biological differences. As Paula notes on her website - 'History has demonstrated many times, that whenever our species attempts to take control of biology and bend it out of shape to ideological goals, human tragedy always follows'. You can read more from Paula here - https://paulawright.substack.com/ and follow her on twitter - @SexyIsntSexist
    Escuchado 37m 47s
The Sociology show hosted by Matthew Wilkin conducts interviews with a range of different people within the world of Sociology.
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