“[Diane] Reay points out how some sociological theories consider class identities consist of the practices and accounts of such practices done by members of a class, but she believes that how members of a class think and feel about those practices is a key, yet overlooked, feature of class identity. […] there is a psychic economy implicit in the reproduction of social classes whereby social class causes psychic effects which contribute to the reproduction of class, which cause psychic effects on that class that reproduce it again, and so on. […] Reay shows how experiences [of school] might not show explicit knowledge of social class, but at least an implicit understanding about class differences which effect their attitudes and practices. [In this series] I will also be reflecting on some of my own experiences of school as I think they have effected my own thoughts and practices.” … More The Psychic Landscape of Social Class & My Cleft Habitus | Part 1: Introduction
“There are those who even go as far as to argue that “women’s spaces” are sexist because they discriminate against men. On the other end of this spectrum, we have people claiming that one cannot be racist if from an ethnic minority. Both are apparently naïve or disingenuous.” … More There is no feminist or anti-feminist dichotomy.
“I avoid the topic in public discussion, like any other field of politics or philosophy, as, I suppose arrogantly, I think most people don’t really understand it so conversations about it frustrate me.” … More Public perception of feminism is naive.
“I initially wondered whether this was actually some sort of expert trolling, satirising the extreme lefts pandering to the wishes of any potentially oppressed minority but other examples of NUS decisions make it clear that this was all too real.” … More The NUS is an embarrassing representation of higher education