E038 Surviving Society with the BSA: Derron Wallace

The racial politics of cultural capital: Derron recalls his journey through academia and what it was like being Black and from a working class background at University of Cambridge.

We discuss Derron’s reflections and research on Bourdieu and the racial politics of cultural capital. You can read more on this in his latest publication.

 

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Special thanks to Aaron Winter, Nasar Meer and the BSA for the support and funding that made our trip to Glasgow possible!

E032 Surviving Society with the BSA: Shey Fyffe

Marcus Garvey, Rastafarianism and the United Negro Improvement Association: in the first of our conversations at the British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference in Glasgow, we talk to the wonderful Shey Fyffe about her research on histories of Black thought.

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Special thanks to Aaron Winter, Nasar Meer and the BSA for the support and funding that made our trip to Glasgow possible!

E031 Jason Arday: Growing up Black in the 90s

In this bonus episode we are joined by Jason Arday to relay our experiences of growing up Black in the 1990s, our relationships with popular culture and contemplate whether much has changed in terms of racialisation and racism in the UK. We share some cultural analysis through music, raving, gigging and finish with a little bit of academic fashion tips!

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E030 Gargi Bhattacharyya: Rethinking Racial Capitalism

What are the links between ecological crisis, capitalism and racism? How has racism in the UK changed since the ’70s? And why do celebrities suddenly feel they need to come out as TERFs*? Chantelle and Saskia revel in a bit of Marxism with Gargi Bhattacharyya, who talks to us about her new book Rethinking Racial Capitalism, and we have a think about why the idea of racial capitalism offers more questions than answers. The usual disclaimers about ranting, swearing and laughing apply 😉

*Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist

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E028 Resistance, Resilience and Ranting

Welcome to Season 3 of Surviving Society! This week we talk about what we’ve been reading, how our sociological imagination has changed since beginning the podcast, and how we are individually coming to terms/coping with the current political mess. Expect the usual laughter, ranting and swearing throughout!

The books we talk about are Michelle Obama’s autobiography, Becoming, a racist book on populism, and Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Worker’s Rights by Molly Smith and Juno Mac.

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