Dr Imogen Tyler is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and co-director of the Centre for Gender and Women’ Studies at Lancaster University. Her research looks at social inequalities, power, injustice and resistance.
  • From Tottenham to Baltimore, policing crisis starts race to bottom for justice

    West Baltimore, 8.39 am April 12: Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, stood on the street talking with friends. Police officers approached on bicycles and made “eye contact” with Gray, who then attempted to leave. The police chased him and video footage shot on neighbours’ mobile phones shows police holding Gray face-down on the pavement.

  • Stigma, Sociology

    Rethinking the sociology of stigma

    All the major institutions of ‘free-market’ capitalism have warned that escalating inequalities (of income, health and education) pose the gravest threat to future social and political stability. The premise of this new research project is that to combat this threat we require a much better understanding of relationship between stigmatisation, inequalities and in the context of the particular forms of market capitalism which predominate today—that is we urgently need to theorise stigma as a cultural and political economy.

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    International Women’s Day 2014: "Equality for women is progress for all”

    International Women’s Day has been celebrated on 8th March since the early 1900s. From 1975, the United Nations has named a theme for International Women’s Day. For 2014 the theme is "Equality for Women is Progress for All”. But what would equality for women mean?