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 18 Sep 13: White working class voters - Holiday Hedonism in Ibiza
White working class voters - Nathan Manning discusses his research into the meaning and causes of white, working class political disaffection in Yorkshire and the Northwest. He's joined by Professor of Politics, Michael Kenny. Also, Holiday Hedonism - Laurie Taylor talks to the criminologist, Daniel Briggs, about his study into young British tourists' risk taking behaviour in Ibiza.
Dátum: 2013-09-18 Idő: 16:45:00
TA 11 Sep 13: Soho Sex Shops - Colony Room Club
Working in the other Square Mile - Melissa Tyler discusses her study of sales workers in Soho sex shops. Also,Laurie Taylor talks to Sophie Parkin, about her book on the Colony Room Club and its place in the wider history of Bohemian life. They are joined by Elizabeth Wilson Professor of Cultural Studies.
Dátum: 2013-09-11 Idő: 16:45:00
TA 04 Sep 13: 'Speaking Theoretically' - Erving Goffman
Erving Goffman - Laurie Taylor is joined by Professor Gregory Smith, Dr Rachel Hurdley and Dr Susie Scott to discuss the work and influence of this groundbreaking Canadian sociologist and theorist of social interaction.
Dátum: 2013-09-04 Idő: 16:45:00
TA 28 Aug 13: 'Speaking theoretically' - 2. Walter Benjamin
Walter Benjamin - Laurie Taylor is joined by the philosopher Jonathan Rée and Professor of political aesthetics, Esther Leslie to discuss the work and influence of this pioneering German intellectual and theorist.
Dátum: 2013-08-28 Idő: 17:05:00
TA 21 Aug 13: 'Speaking theoretically' - 1. Michel Foucault
Michel Foucault - Laurie Taylor is joined by Professor Stephen Shapiro, Professor Vikki Bell and Professor Lois McNay to discuss the life and work of this iconoclastic French philosopher and theorist.
Dátum: 2013-08-21 Idő: 17:00:00
TA 14 Aug 13: Drug users & drug enforcement - Militant Liverpool
Drug enforcement - Laurie Taylor talks to Neil McKeganey about his research into the impact of drug enforcement operations on the availability of illegal drugs in 3 different areas of the UK. Also, sociologist Diana Frost explores Militant Tendency's domination of Liverpool politics in the 1980s.
Dátum: 2013-08-14 Idő: 17:00:00
TA 07 Aug: 'Lay' People in Court - The Minutemen
Nigel Fielding on the effects of court procedures on ordinary people, including victims, witnesses and defendants. Also, The Minutemen - Laurie talks Harel Shapira about the patriotic activists who patrol the Mexcian/US border in search of illegal immigrants.
Dátum: 2013-08-07 Idő: 16:45:00
TA 31 Jul 13: 'teddies', 'gollies' & race in children's books - Smart casual dining
'Teddies' and 'Gollies' - Rhoda Zuk, talks to Laurie about her historical study into the racist meaning of teddy bears and golliwogs in children's literature. Author and Illustrator Jean Upton, a distant relative of Florence Upton, creator of the first 'Golliwogg' joins them. Also, Alison Pearlman and Alan Warde on the blurring of boundaries between high and low culture in restaurant cuisine.
Dátum: 2013-07-31 Idő: 17:00:00
TA 24 Jul 13: Food work in hospital wards - Bangladesh-India border
Food work - Around 60% of UK patients aged 65 or older are at risk of malnutrition while in hospital; Ben Heaven discusses the conflicts between dignity and nutrition on hospital wards. Also, Bangladesh/India border: Delwar Hussain tells Laurie about his detailed exploration of Boropani, a coal mining village on both sides of the border.
Dátum: 2013-07-24 Idő: 16:45:00
TA 17 Jul 13: Raising Middle-class Black Children - Neon
Carol Vincent discusses the findings of the first dedicated UK study of black Caribbean middle-class families and their strategies and priorities for their children's education. Also, Neon - Laurie Taylor talks to Christoph Ribbat author of Flickering Light which charts the rise and fall of neon. They are joined by the cultural critic, Matthew Sweet.
Dátum: 2013-07-17 Idő: 17:00:00