Author Archives: Bella Hoogeveen

Reflections from London Feminist Film Festival 2016

Melissa Chaplin Doing a PhD that focuses upon creative art, I’m often asked: ‘What’s the point?’ In a world of terrifying injustice, in the face of unbearable pain, what good is art? This question rumbled under the surface at this … Continue reading

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Australia’s Shame is the UK’s Game – Nauru files

By Alison Phipps for The National I wake up to the news from a tiny island in Micronesia, Nauru. Nauru – coral reef, white-sandy beaches, photographs which make it look like paradise. It is the site of the off-shore detention … Continue reading

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The Languaging of Distress

The Senate Room, University of Glasgow Tuesday 11th October 2016, 9.30am and 4.00pm This knowledge exchange event aims to facilitate discussion between researchers, voluntary sector organizations and clinicians about the challenges and opportunities that exist in relation to supporting people … Continue reading

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Language which nourishes under pain and pressure

at Bristol Food Connections By Jane Andrews On 3rd May 2016 Jane Andrews, Alison Phipps and Tawona Sithole ran an event in the “Brain Food” strand of Bristol Food Connections Fringe Festival which involved a dialogue between Alison and Tawona … Continue reading

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Breaking the silence (again): on language learning and levels of fluency in ethnographic research

By Dr Robert Gibb and Dr Julien Danero Iglesias Abstract Ethnographic research is often multilingual, requiring the researcher to work in two or more different languages, if necessary with the assistance of an interpreter. Given this, surprisingly few ethnographers have … Continue reading

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Some reflections on language-related issues in a PhD research project

This piece is reproduced with permission – first posted 6 April 2016 on http://www.glasgowsociology.com   By Dr Robert Gibb (This is the text of a talk given as part of a session on ‘Sociological Geographies’ at the BSA Postgraduate Forum Pre-Conference Day held … Continue reading

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