19.02.21

The farmers’ protest in India: what’s it all about?

by Amrita Dasgupta, PhD Candidate, SOAS   The farmers’ protest in India has been on-going for two months – and with more than half of Indians working on farms, this is a big concern, and a huge national affair. Initially it started as a regional protest in Punjab and Haryana. However, it soon turned out to be […]

26.10.20

Home as a site for civil society and global development

by Dr. Sarah Peck, University of Northumbria   Photo by author (2020). Artwork by Jo Peel.  The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown new light on our working spaces, and the role, suitability and function of the home as space of work. This focus on the home as a workspace emphasises some of the racialised, gendered and […]

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16.09.20

Reflecting on including environmental aspects in research integrity & ethics

By Judith Krauss (SIID), Stephen Allen (Management), Renee Timmers (Music), Phil Warren (Animal and Plant Sciences) and Matt Watson (Geography)   How important is it to reflect on environmental aspects as part of research integrity and ethics? On 5 June 2020, an online-only workshop supported by the University of Sheffield’s (TUoS) Research Ethics Committee took […]

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28.08.20

Aid Celebrities and the Tropes of Celebrity Humanitarianism

by Maha Rafi Atal, Lisa Ann Richey & Dan Brockington   George Clooney is sad. What might an Oscar winning multi-millionaire have to be sad about, you ask? He’s “surprised and saddened” he says, to learn that Nespresso, the coffee brand for whom he has been a public spokesman since 2006, uses child labor at its plantations in Guatemala. That is […]

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05.05.20

Ghost towns and crackdowns: The politics of urban Covid-19 control

By Tom Goodfellow and David Jackman As different responses to coronavirus are implemented around the world, cities have come sharply into focus. One city will forever be associated with the unleashing of Covid-19, and cities account for the most dramatic infection rates. For obvious reasons, urban areas are seen as constituting the most threatening environments for the transmission of […]

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27.01.20

Sanitation worker health, safety and wellbeing: Reflections from the UK and India

By Sally Cawood and CS Sharada Prasad  “Just because something is visible doesn’t mean it is seen” (CS Sharada Prasad, December 2019) Hazardous and degrading forms of sanitation work, such as manual scavenging, persist in many countries around the world. Within India, Bangladesh and across South Asia, the cleaning, emptying and management of human waste […]

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