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Society, Politics & Law
Eddie Wastnidge sets out why he believes academics like himself have a duty to challenge the biased narratives driving Western policy in the Middle East, and what this could achieve.
Are we seeing the start of a new political, ideological and cultural order? Dr Eleni Andreouli weighs the evidence.
In a political climate seemingly awash with powerful emotions, Emeritus Professor John Clarke suggests we should take stock of what people do as well as feel.
Emeritus Professor Wendy Hollway looks at the motion of emotion in research, asking 'How do we know?'
Paul Stenner considers social constructionism - and wonders if it ever-changing times means research methods also need to change.
Dr Sarah Crafter explores how child language brokers act as cultural mediators of identity and belonging.
Health, Sports & Psychology
Dr Ruth Evans shows how an approach of ‘uncomfortable reflexivity’ in cross-cultural research can help to reveal the work of emotions.
In a world that appears increasingly hostile to expertise, Janet Newman suggests ways forward – and some new alliances.
History & The Arts
Geoff Andrews argues that a multidisciplinary approach is key if we're to get to the heart of human vulnerabilities at moments of competing loyalties.
As debates about 'truth' continue to hit the headlines, sociologist and Visiting Fellow Dr Jane McCarthy explores what we 'don’t know' in cross-cultural research.
Dr Manuel Dries, Lecturer in Philosophy at the OU, explores how a quest for absolute knowledge has led us into relativism (which is an opportunity)
The emerging experimental philosophy movement, borrowing approaches from psychology, is interesting - but it can and should go further, believes Claire Hewson
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