Exploring local and global politics of race and class from a sociological perspective.Hosted: @ChantelleJLewis & Tissot Regis.
Exec prod: @goaddo
Theme music by Joey Penaliggon
Design by Amber Jones Designs
S3/E1 Race & Ethnicity in British Sociology (Karis Campion, Stephen Ashe & Remi Joseph-Salisbury)
The Surviving Society team are extremely excited to present #TheSpotlightSeries. In these episodes Chantelle and Tissot take a step back from the mic and handover to both local and global academics, researchers, and community organizers. The Spotlight series continues with the themes from the original Surviving Society podcast focused on race, class, anti- racism and social movements.
Karis Campion - Karis is a Legacy in Action Research Fellow at the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre. Her current research focuses on barbershops and examines their function as counter-hegemonic spaces and key social institutions for Black communities in Britain. She is currently writing a book entitled Making Mixed Race: A Study of Time, Place and Identity (Routledge). Her research interests span areas of (mixed) race/ethnic identity, geographies of race in urban space, intersectional inequalities, youth identities, anti-racism and institutional racism in education.
Stephen Ashe - Stephen Ashe is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Durham University. Prior to joining the Sociology Department, Stephen was a Research Associate in the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity at the University of Manchester where he conducted research on untold stories in the anti-racist and anti-imperial struggle for civil rights and social justice in Britain during the 1960s and 1970s (with Satnam Virdee), workplace racism (with James Nazroo), and the relationship between race and class in post-Brexit Britain (with James Rhodes and Sivamohan Valluvan). Since 2018, Stephen has carried out research on different aspects of racial inequality and institutional whiteness in higher education at four different universities in England. This included research on the awarding gap in the social sciences, the effectiveness of widening participation schemes and the transition to undergraduate student life, and the impact of programmes designed to empower students racialised as non-white through the creation of safe spaces and a sense of belonging. Stephen co-edited and contributed to Routledge’s recently published edited collection, Researching the Far Right: Theory, Method and Practice (Ashe, Busher, Macklin and Winter, 2020).
Remi Joseph-Salisbury - Remi is a Presidential Fellow in Ethnicity and Inequalities at the University of Manchester. He is the author of 'Black Mixed-Race Men', and co-editor of 'The Fire Now: Anti-Racism in Times of Explicit Racial Violence'. He has written widely on race and racism, with a particular focus on education and policing. His forthcoming work, with Dr Laura Connelly, focuses on anti-racist scholar-activism in UK universities and will be published as a book in 2021.
Race and Ethnicity in British Sociology Report: https://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/25345/bsa_race_and_ethnicity_in_british_sociology_report.pdf
E129 Zavier Wingham: The Ottoman Empire, race & slavery (1840-1914)
Zavier joined us to discuss his ongoing research on how changing Ottoman elite conceptions of race, slavery, and blackness in the Ottoman Empire contributed to new forms of racialization of enslaved and manumitted Africans between the 1840s and the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.
E128 Michael Richmond: Anti-racism as procedure
Michael joined us to discuss themes and arguments about the Labour Party, anti-racism & antisemitism from two of his articles:
On "Black Antisemitism" and Antiracist Solidarity -
Anti-Racism as Procedure - https://prtcls.com/article/richmond_labour-antisemitism/
E127 Emmanuel Osuteye: Sierra Leone & community organising during Covid-19
Emmanuel joined us to talk about the strategic and grassroots community responses to Covid-19 in informal settlements in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Emmanuel later shares more about his work in community organisations in Africa focused on disaster risk reduction, poverty reduction, and climate change adaption.
E126 Brenna Bhandar & Rafeef Ziadah: Revolutionary Feminisms
In this episode of the Surviving Society Alternative to Woman’s Hour, we explore some themes from the interviews Brenna and Rafeef conducted in their edited collection Revolutionary Feminisms: Conversations on Collective Action and Radical Thought.
*Between 43-44mins Chantelle mixes her words in the ordering of Ruth Wilson Gilmore's full name. Sincerest apologies from us for this error.
E125 Francesca Sobande: The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain
In this episode of the Surviving Society Alternative to Woman’s Hour we explore some of the key themes from Francesca’s latest book - The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain (2020).