writing

Community, Social Capital and Identification in the Multi-ethnic Inner City

‘Community, Social Capital and Identification in the Multi-ethnic Inner City : Reflections on the violent urban protest in the north of the UK in 2001.’ Paper delivered to the ‘Communities’ Conference, Trinity and All Saints College, University of Leeds, 18-20 September 2003 Download as word .doc file

Cracking the Ivory Tower: proposing ‘an interpretive public sociology’

Chapter contributed to:
New Social Connections: Sociology’s Subjects and Objects
 Judith Burnett, Syd Jeffers, Graham Thomas (editors)
 Palgrave (2009) Download as word .doc file

Critical Multiculturalism’s response to diverse Islamic thought and practice

My friend Dr Ali-Reza Bhojani invited me to talk to his students at the Al-Mahdi Institute in Birmingham last October, so I wrote this paper and then forgot to post it. It develops the position I’ve advanced elsewhere, that I call ‘critical multiculturalism’ as a way of thinking about, and responding to,  the various types […]

Critical Public Scholarship: on emotion and ‘race’

Before I decided to stop writing as an academic I agreed with my friends Karim Murji and Gargi Bhattacharyya to try and write something about political engagement in the sociology of ‘race’ for a special edition of Ethnic and Racial Studies.  I wanted to say something about the emotional work that goes on when we enter […]