SOCIETY

Seeing from the South: an international exchange with South African shelter activists

By Dan Silver, Diana Mitlin, Sophie King “We are poor, but we are not hopeless. We know what we are doing”. This is Alinah Mofokeng, one of three activists from …

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SOCIETY

Voodoo sociology, unemployment
and ‘the low-pay, no-pay cycle’

Rob MacDonald In many parts of the country there are plenty of ‘crap jobs’ – but what is missing are jobs that are rewarding, respectful and lasting. Too much contemporary …

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Taking pictures that mean something: everyday life in Salford

 “That’s all that’s left of my son.”  “David’s boy has memories of having a good dad, because he was a good dad. But she missed out on that. So even …

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Everyday Life in Salford

I am pleased to present the book of Everyday Life in Salford. Through this project, we have supported six people to be able to represent their own lives through photography, …

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SOCIETY

An open letter to the Prime Minister: I fear for my children as much as yours.

Dear David, Like millions of us, I know you will be reeling after the horrific attacks in Paris. How can anyone with an ounce of humanity not feel compassion, grief …

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Everyday Life in Salford Exhibition

SARF has been working with local residents in Salford to use photography and storytelling to reveal the ‘everyday’ experiences of participants, both in terms of the strengths they have which support them …

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SOCIETY

Getting By is Hard Work

By Dan Silver Last month SARF co-hosted a community debate on Lisa McKenzie’s brilliant book ‘Getting By‘ with the M13 Youth Project and local Longsight and Ardwick residents. It was …

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Photo: Dick Vos. License: CC BY 2.0
SOCIETY

A Review of “Getting By” and the ‘Culture of Poverty’ theory

By Steve Crossley There is an old cartoon depicting Jesus’ final words which has being doing the rounds on Twitter recently. In the image, Jesus expressly states that he doesn’t …

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Resisting Criminalisation – Supporting ‘Sites of Resistance’

By Becky Clarke, Kathryn Chadwick and Patrick Williams  There is a growing commitment within a group of critical criminologists at Manchester Metropolitan University to exposing, analysing and campaigning around social …

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Purple Wall Problem

By Penny Anderson My bedroom has three dirty, off-white walls (magnolia – the blandness of choice for buy to let rentiers) while one (just one) wall is a vibrant, intrusive …

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