Professor Beverley Skeggs

Distinguished Professor

Profile

Beverley is one of the foremost feminist sociologists in the world, and brings to Lancaster a wealth of experience addressing the multi-dimensional nature of inequality. Her book Formations of Class and Gender (1997) has been profoundly significant in drawing attention to the intersections between class and gender inequality, as experienced by working class young women dealing with the vulnerabilities of daily life in harsh conditions.

Her more recent work has shown how contemporary ideas of the ‘self’ implicitly discriminate against many groups – women, BAME groups, migrants and the economically deprived – who are seen to fall short of the assumed liberal values of control and autonomy. In recent years, supported by numerous grants and fellowships, she has explored the relationship between moral values and economic value through pioneering studies of traditional and social media: reality television and Facebook. She sees digital tracking and trading as one of the major ways in which inequality is being forged, as some groups are targeted for debt trade.

Alongside her world leading intellectual contributions, Beverley has been a major change maker and transformative leader. She has been Head of two of the UK’s leading Sociology Department, at Manchester and Goldsmiths, and transformed Britain’s oldest sociology journal, the Sociological Review, into an independent foundation devoted to opening up critical social science and supporting PhD students and Early Career Researchers.

Subjects of value and digital personas: reshaping the bourgeois subject, unhinging property from personhood
Skeggs, B., Yuill, S. 8/03/2019 In: Subjectivity. 12, 1, p. 82-99. 18 p.
Journal article

The forces that shape us: The entangled vine of gender, race and class
Skeggs, B. 1/01/2019 In: The Sociological Review. 67, 1, 8 p.
Comment/debate

Editorial
Skeggs, B. 25/01/2017 In: The Sociological Review. 65, 1, 1 p.
Editorial

Beverley Skeggs: Refusing to be Worn out
Skeggs, B., Ronsini, V.M., Dhein, G. 1/01/2017 In: Matrizes. 11, p. 85-98. 14 p.
Journal article

The methodology of a multi-model project examining how facebook infrastructures social relations
Skeggs, B., Yuill, S. 2/10/2016 In: Information, Communication and Society. 19, 10, p. 1356-1372. 17 p.
Journal article

Capital experimentation with person/a formation: how Facebook's monetization refigures the relationship between property, personhood and protest
Skeggs, B., Yuill, S. 3/03/2016 In: Information, Communication and Society. 19, 3, p. 380-396. 17 p.
Journal article

Introduction: Stratification or exploitation, domination, dispossession and devaluation?
Skeggs, B. 1/05/2015 In: The Sociological Review. 63, 2, p. 205-222. 18 p.
Journal article

Passion, curiosity and integrity
Skeggs, B. 1/01/2015 In: Sociologists' Tales. London : Sage Publishing p. 41-47. 7 p. ISBN: 9781447318668. Electronic ISBN: 9781447318699.
Chapter

Legitimating Slow Death: A Brief but Long History of the Use, Abuse and Demonization of Labour by the Media
Skeggs, B. 06/2014
Other contribution

Values beyond value?: Is anything beyond the logic of capital?
Skeggs, B. 1/03/2014 In: British Journal of Sociology. 65, 1, p. 1-20. 20 p.
Journal article

Class, self, culture
Skeggs, B. 1/01/2013 London : Taylor and Francis. 226 p. Electronic ISBN: 9781315016177.
Book

Making class through fragmenting culture
Skeggs, B. 1/01/2013 In: Problematizing Identity. Taylor and Francis p. 35-50. 16 p. ISBN: 9780203822548.
Chapter

The problem with identity
Skeggs, B. 1/01/2013 In: Problematizing Identity. Taylor and Francis p. 11-34. 24 p. ISBN: 9780203822548.
Chapter

Struggles for value: Value practices, injustice, judgment, affect and the idea of class
Skeggs, B., Loveday, V. 1/09/2012 In: British Journal of Sociology. 63, 3, p. 472-490. 19 p.
Journal article

Feeling Class: Affect and Culture in the Making of Class Relations
Skeggs, B. 2/02/2012 In: The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology. John Wiley and Sons p. 269-286. 18 p. ISBN: 9781444330397.
Chapter

Refusing to be civilized: ‘Race’, sexuality and power
Skeggs, B. 1/01/2012 In: The Dynamics of 'Race' and Gender. Taylor and Francis p. 105-126. 22 p. ISBN: 9780203482148.
Chapter

Reacting to Reality Television: Audience, Performance, Spectacle
Wood, H., Skeggs, B. 2012 Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. 260 p. ISBN: 0415693713, 9780415693714.
Book

Turning it on is a class act: Immediated object relations with television
Skeggs, B., Wood, H. 1/09/2011 In: Media, Culture and Society. 33, 6, p. 941-951. 11 p.
Journal article

Imagining personhood differently: Person value and autonomist working-class value practices
Skeggs, B. 1/08/2011 In: The Sociological Review. 59, 3, p. 496-513. 18 p.
Journal article

The politics of imagination: Keeping open and critical
Latimer, J., Skeggs, B. 1/08/2011 In: The Sociological Review. 59, 3, p. 393-410. 18 p.
Journal article

Reality Television and Class
Wood, H., Skeggs, B. 2011 BFI Publishing. 264 p. ISBN: 9781844573974.
Book

Reacting to reality TV: The affective economy of an 'extended social/public realm'
Wood, H., Skeggs, B. 24/10/2010 In: The Politics of Reality Television. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group p. 93-106. 14 p. ISBN: 0203843568, 9780203843567.
Chapter

The value of relationships: Affective scenes and emotional performances
Skeggs, B. 1/04/2010 In: Feminist Legal Studies. 18, 1, p. 29-51. 23 p.
Journal article

Class, culture and morality: Legacies and logics in the space for identification
Skeggs, B. 1/01/2010 In: The SAGE Handbook of Identities. SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC p. 339-359. 21 p. ISBN: 9781412934114. Electronic ISBN: 9781446200889.
Chapter

The moral economy of person production: The class relations of self-performance on 'reality' television
Skeggs, B. 17/11/2009
Review article

The dirty history of feminism and sociology: Or the war of conceptual attrition
Skeggs, B. 1/11/2008 In: The Sociological Review. 56, 4, p. 670-690. 21 p.
Journal article

"It's Just Sad": Affect, judgement and emotional labour in 'reality' television viewing
Wood, H., Skeggs, B., Thumim, N. 26/08/2008 In: Feminism Domesticity and Popular Culture. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group p. 135-150. 16 p. ISBN: 0203889630, 9780203889633.
Chapter

The labour of transformation and circuits of value 'around' reality television
Skeggs, B., Wood, H. 1/08/2008 In: Continuum. 22, 4, p. 559-572. 14 p.
Journal article

Challenging masculinity and using sexuality
Skeggs, B. 19/10/2006 In: Education and Society. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group p. 332-346. 15 p. ISBN: 0415409756, 9780203964248.
Chapter

Cosmopolitan knowledge and the production and consumption of sexualised space: Manchester's Gay Village
Binnie, J., Skeggs, B. 22/12/2005 In: Cosmopolitan Urbanism. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group p. 220-245. 26 p. ISBN: 9780203504079.
Chapter

The making of class and gender through visualizing moral subject formation
Skeggs, B. 1/12/2005
Review article

Classifying practices: Representations, capitals and recognitions
Skeggs, B. 1/01/2005 In: Class Matters. Taylor and Francis p. 127-142. 16 p. ISBN: 0748405402, 9780748405404. Electronic ISBN: 0203992156, 9781135741600.
Chapter

The constitution of fear in gay space
Moran, L.J., Skeggs, B., Tyrer, P., Corteen, K. 1/01/2005 In: The Meanings of Violence. Taylor and Francis p. 130-146. 17 p. ISBN: 0415301297, 9780415301305. Electronic ISBN: 9780203986479.
Chapter

Notes on ethical scenarios of self on British reality TV
Wood, H., Skeggs, B. 1/12/2004 In: Feminist Media Studies. 4, 2, 4 p.
Comment/debate

Queer as Folk: Producing the real of urban space
Skeggs, B., Moran, L., Tyrer, P., Binnie, J. 1/08/2004 In: Urban Studies. 41, 9, p. 1839-1856. 18 p.
Journal article

Cosmopolitan knowledge and the production and consumption of sexualized space: Manchester's gay village
Binnie, J., Skeggs, B. 1/02/2004 In: The Sociological Review. 52, 1, p. 39-61. 23 p.
Journal article

The formation of fear in gay space: The ‘straights’ story
Moran, L.J., Skeggs, B., Tyrer, P., Corteen, K. 1/07/2003 In: Capital and Class. 27, 2, p. 173-198. 26 p.
Journal article

The property of safety
Moran, L.J., Skeggs, B. 1/12/2001 In: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 23, 4, p. 379-393. 15 p.
Journal article

The toilet paper: Femininity, class and mis-recognition
Skeggs, B. 1/05/2001 In: Women's Studies International Forum. 24, 3-4, p. 295-307. 13 p.
Journal article

Property, boundary, exclusion: Making sense of hetero-violence in safer spaces
Moran, L., Skeggs, B., Tyrer, P., Corteen, K. 1/01/2001 In: Social and Cultural Geography. 2, 4, p. 407-420. 14 p.
Journal article

Remaining the same with difference
Skeggs, B. 1/04/2000 In: Feminist Review. 64, p. 122-124. 3 p.
Journal article

Introduction.
Ahmed, S., Kilby, J., Lury, C.E., McNeil, M., Skeggs, B. 2000 In: Thinking through feminism. London and New York : Routledge p. 1-23. 23 p. ISBN: 0415220661.
Chapter

Matter out of place: Visibility and sexualities in leisure spaces
Skeggs, B. 1/01/1999 In: Leisure Studies. 18, 3, p. 213-232. 20 p.
Journal article

Women's Studies in Britain in the 1990s: Entitlement cultures and institutional constraints
Skeggs, B. 1/07/1995 In: Women's Studies International Forum. 18, 4, p. 475-485. 11 p.
Journal article

Two Minute Brother: Contestation through Gender, Race and Sexuality
Skeggs, B. 1/09/1993 In: Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research. 6, 3, p. 299-322. 24 p.
Journal article

Paul Willis, learning to labour
Skeggs, B. 26/11/1992 In: Reading into Cultural Studies. London : Routledge p. 185-201. 17 p. ISBN: 0415063779, 9780415063777. Electronic ISBN: 0203393120, 9781134922857.
Chapter

Postmodernism: What is all the fuss about?
Skeggs, B. 1/01/1991
Review article

Gender Reproduction and Further Education: Domestic apprenticeships
Skeggs, B. 1/06/1988 In: British Journal of Sociology of Education. 9, 2, p. 131-149. 19 p.
Journal article