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The educational strategies of the black middle classes

Professor Carol Vincent | Education | 01 June 2009

This research addressed a set of complex and relatively neglected questions embedded in the intricate relations between race, social class and education. We explored and analysed the educational perspectives, strategies and experiences of black carib ...

The making of modern motherhoods: memories, representations, practices

Professor Rachel Thomson | Sociology | 01 January 2005

Becoming a mother is a profound moment of personal change which ties us to the past, the future and to each other. Yet what it means to be a mother is changing and fragmenting in line with women’s increased participation in work and education. ...

Families need fathers? Emotion and paternity in working-class culture, 1880-1914

Dr Julie-Marie Strange | Economic & Social History | 01 September 2008

This project examines the meanings ascribed to, and representations of, paternity in working-class life, social and welfare policy between the late victorian period and the great war. Male involvement in family life is currently pivotal to controvers ...

Recipients' view of compunction between groups

Dr Roger Giner-Sorolla | Psychology | 01 June 2005

This project examines the circumstances under which public apologies for discrimination are acceptable to recipients from minority groups.  two studies conducted among respondents in the greater london black/afro-caribbean community are planned. ...

Behind closed doors: researching intimacy and sexuality in families

Dr Jacqui Gabb | Sociology | 04 April 2005

'behind closed doors' is a small scale, methodological pilot project that will examine how parents and children express and talk about intimacy. It aims to test the potential of eight methods of researching intimacy and emotion: ethnographic observat ...

Reducing prejudice via indirect intergroup contact

Professor Rhiannon Turner | Psychology | 01 June 2010

The proposed program of research will integrate and extend research on three aspects of intergroup contact - direct, extended and imagined contact, by developing powerful indirect contact interventions which can change intergroup attitudes and b ...

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