Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor explores the latest research into how society works and discusses current ideas on how we live today.

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TA 26 Sep 12: Race in an English village - Decoding organisation
Race and 'belonging' in an English village, Katherine Tyler, explores the attitudes of white residents to their British Asian neighbours. Also, Christopher Grey talks to Laurie Taylor about his research into the myth and reality of Bletchley Park, its codes and culture. They're joined by Anthony King.
Dátum: 2012-09-26 Idő: 17:00:00
TA 19 Sep: Ethnic pay gap - Segregation
The sociologist Malcolm Brynin charts the causes and consequences of pay gaps between different ethnic groups in Britain. Also, segregation, Laurie Taylor talks to Carl Nightingale about the ideology and practice of racial segregation in the city.
Dátum: 2012-09-19 Idő: 16:50:00
TA 12 Sep: Drinking student - Odd couples
'Odd Couples'- Laurie Taylor talks to Anna Muraco and Brian Heaphy about friendships between gay men and straight women; and between lesbians and straight men. Also, Maria Piacentini discusses her research on the importance of alcohol to student identity.
Dátum: 2012-09-12 Idő: 16:50:00
TA 05 Sep 12: Italian Family 3: Studio discussion
Can the Italian family be saved, what caused the Italian crisis and what hopes there are for the future.? Laurie Taylor discusses his explorations of the family in Italy with Geoff Andrews, David Gilmour and Annalisa Piras.
Dátum: 2012-09-05 Idő: 16:45:00
TA 29 Aug 12: Italy 2. Naples
Why is the Italian family in danger of extinction? Laurie travels to the South of Italy in an attempt to explore legitimate and illegitimate family business. He speaks to Enrica Morlicchio, Gabriella Gribaudi, Luciano Brancaccio and Felia Allum.
Dátum: 2012-08-29 Idő: 16:45:00
TA 22 Aug 12: Italy 1. Milan
Why is the Italian birth rate plummeting? The first of three programmes on the crisis of the Italian family. Laurie travels to Milan to unpick the tangled interactions between the individual, the family, the church and the state. He talks to sociologists Enzo Mingione, Carmen Leccardi, Chiara Saraceno, Pierpaolo Donati, Cardinal Carlos Simón Vázquez and Letizia Chiappini a student at the University of Milan-Bicocca.
Dátum: 2012-08-22 Idő: 16:45:00
TA 15 Aug 12: Breaking rules - Wall Street women
Right and wrong. Good and bad. Laurie Taylor talks to Beth Hardie, co-author of Breaking Rules: The Social and Situational Dynamics of Young People’s Urban Crime. Also, the Women of Wall Street, Laurie is joined by Melissa Fisher and Liz Bolshaw to discuss the working lives of the women at the heart of America's financial centre.
Dátum: 2012-08-15 Idő: 17:00:00
TA 8 Aug 2012: Social capital - gentrification
What happens when middle class white people move into vibrant, ethnically diverse and challenging areas in inner city London? Emma Jackson talks to Laurie Taylor about the developing attitudes of the 'gentrifiers' in Peckham and in Brixton. Also, Irena Grugulis, author of Jobs for the Boys returns to the programme to discuss the concept of 'social capital'.
Dátum: 2012-08-10 Idő: 18:13:00
TA 01 Aug 12: Jobs for the Boys
'Jobs for the Boys?' Laurie Taylor talks to Professor Irena Grugulis about her contention that working class people don't get job opportunities in the UK TV and film industry because they don't have the right accents, clothes, backgrounds or friends. The media expert, Sir Peter Bazalgette and Professor of Sociology, Mike Savage, respond to this research and explore nepotism, networking and discrimination in the media world and beyond.
Dátum: 2012-08-01 Idő: 17:00:00
25 July 12: Sport under Communism and the London Olympics
'Sport Under Communism', Laurie Taylor asks Senior lecturer in Sport Politics, Jonathan Grix, about East Germany two decades of success in the Summer and Winter Olympics. Also, Gary Armstrong talks about a large scale study of security, policing and the impact of the 'Regeneration Olympics' on the lives of the residents of Newham.
Dátum: 2012-07-25 Idő: 18:44:00