Our most recent research publications include 'Health, Ethnicity and Diabetes' by Harshad Keval, 'Crisis at Work' by Jesse Potter, and 'Baby Boomers and Generational Conflict' by Jennie Bristow.
Health, Ethnicity and Diabetes: Racialised Constructions of 'Risky' South Asian Bodies
Health, Ethnicity and Diabetes by Harshad Keval, explores the often contentious relationship between health, concepts of raceand ethnicity, and the impact on South Asian groups. Using medical sociological andanthropological perspectives, it excavates racialised constructions of diabetes ‘risk’ withindiscourses, and highlights the contrasting counter narratives in people’s accounts of their everyday lives.
Health, Ethnicity and Diabetes was published in 2016 and is available from Palgrave Macmillan.
Crisis at Work: Identity and the End of Career
Crisis at Work by Jesse Potter, explores how we make sense of ourselves in a world where work is precarious, and the concept of 'career' is fading. Based on the narratives of men and women who underwent work-life changes, Crisis at Work examines how we negotiate greater meaning and fulfilment when our productive lives fail to sustain and satisfy. This book was featured as the Times Higher Education supplement's 'Book of the Week' in August.
Crisis at Work was published in June 2015 and is available from Palgrave Macmillan .
Baby Boomers and Generational Conflict
Baby Boomers and Generational Conflict by Jennie Bristow, gives a critical account of the discourse surrounding the 'baby boomer' generation. Among the topics explored in her book, Jennie critiques 'Boomer Blaming', which has some troubling consequences for the construction of knowledge, the focus of social policy, and the experience of generational contact.
Following the publication, and subsequent review of her book in THE , Jennie was invited to take part in a podcast debate with Professor David Willetts for the Times Higher Education supplement. You can listen back to the podcast here:
Baby Boomers and Generational Conflict was published in May 2015 and is available from Palgrave Macmillan .