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Hackathons and the New Economy

Every weekend, in major cities around the world, computer engineers take part in competitions known as "hackathons", working intensively, often around the clock, to create new digital products for corporate sponsors. Research in the Sociology Work explores the phenomenon…

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The Women's Revolution has Stalled: What Lessons can we Learn from Past Campaigns?

One hundred years after (some) UK women won the right to vote, Eva Tutchell and John Edmonds (authors of "The Stalled Revolution") discuss the progress made by women, remaining inequalities, and how how today's campaigners can learn lessons from the women's movements of the past.

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How are researchers addressing ethical issues in the digital age?

In the second Advances in Research Ethics and Integrity podcast, series editor Ron Iphofen chats to Kandy Woodfield about the challenges faced by academics making use of social media and big data in their research.

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How should we address the issue of Sexual Violence on Campus?

Chris Linder, author of 'Sexual Violence on Campus', talks with academics and practitioners Susan Marine, Niah Grimes and Marvette Lacy about the importance of taking a power-conscious approach to awareness, prevention and response to sexual violence.

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Will democracy survive the Next Internet?

The internet is changing. Five corporate tech giants control a system ever more integrated with all aspects of our lives, threatening a future of increased commodification, militarization and authoritarianism. Vincent Mosco (author of "Becoming Digital") discusses how citizens can take back control.

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SocietyNow: Why study 'frivolous' topics like internet celebrity and selfie culture?

SocietyNow authors Crystal Abidin and Katrin Tiidenberg talk to us about their research into the world of internet celebrity and selfie culture, with fascinating insight into just how much these phenomena can tells us about 21st century societies.

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How do we conduct research ethics reviews that really work?

Ron Iphofen is one of a group of researchers in the Academy of Social Sciences, who have been working to build on existing foundations for research ethics and make progress. Here he explains why change is so badly needed, and how you can be part of it.

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Can universities continue to lead the way in cutting-edge STEM+ research?

Research universities have so far defied cuts to funding and competition from industry to maintain their dominance in the production of scientific knowledge, but will that continue into the future? Justin Powell and Jennifer Dusdal were part of an award-winning project, of unprecedented scope, which set out to answer that question.

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Writing tips for early career researchers

As part of Academic Writing Month (#ACWRIMO, #ACWRI), we talk to Jen McCall, books publisher here at Emerald, to get some of her top tips on how to go about writing an academic book, as well some advice on how to manage the publishing process effectively.

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Josh's Business, Lily's Party: An Everyday Story of Country Folk Online

"Custard, Culverts and Cake" researchers on how The Archers undermines pervasive moral panic about social media, and provides alternative narratives about online safety and security in the context of community life.

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"Be curious, be joyful, be generous": a model for successful interdisciplinary research

It might seem frivolous for social science academics to research the fictional world of a radio show, but members of the Academic Archers network find it provides a lens for successful interdisciplinarity, and a unique way to take research beyond the academy.

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Aldridge v Horrobin: Family Dysfunction and Social Class in Ambridge

Contributors to "Custard, Culverts and Cake: Academics on Life in the Archers" discuss how the study of genograms for two of the village's oldest families leads to surprising conclusions about where true family dysfunction is to be found in The Archers.

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Is 21st century feminism fit for purpose?

Joanna Williams (author of Women vs Feminism) asks whether contemporary feminism has lost its way, inspiring fear rather than self-belief in a generation of women who have freedoms and opportunities their grandmothers could only have dreamed of.”

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Is diversity an aim of the HR departments?

In this podcast, Ian McAleese – International HR Director at Cylance – tells us about whether diversity initiatives are the responsibility of HR departments and role that HR need to play in setting a diversity agenda that fits the ethos of the company.

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LinkedIn or LinkedOut?

It was predicted the internet would bring radical change to recruitment, but just how far-reaching has that change been? Ofer Sharone shares his research into the sometimes surprising effects of these new labour market intermediaries.

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Why leaders succeed

In this podcast, Nancy Roberts – Founder and Director of Business Inclusivity – tells us about The Great Man Theory, its limitations and what it means for future or aspiring leaders.

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How do we produce work-ready, world-ready graduates?

Mental health is one of the most pressing issues on campus and in the labour force. Maureen Drysdale and Tracey Bowen discuss how carefully-implemented work-integrated learning (WIL) programmes can support students during the critical school-to-work transition and set them up for the world beyond university.

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The US media and the election of
Donald J. Trump

Peter Kivisto, author of The Trump Phenomenon, discusses the role the media played in the election of Donald Trump, and what the rise of infotainment and post-truth, and the loss of the “vital center” means for American democracy.