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Hello BfT fans! As promised, Allison is blogging the contents of Episode 7. In this episode she interviews Dr. Beverley Skeggs, professor at Lancaster University. Enjoy!

Sociology

Links that might interest you after listening to this episode’s introduction:

Extra link: This will take you to a profile of Dr. Beverley Skeggs. You will be able to learn more about her as well as see her publications, projects, and activities.

Extra link: This will take you to a profile of Dr. Imogen Tyler, author of Beverley’s recommendation for Book 1 and head of the Sociology Department. You will be able to learn more about her as well as see her publications, projects, and activities.

 

 

 

Book One: Non-Fiction

Stigma

Beverley’s choice: Stigma: The Machinery of Inequality

Written by: Imogen Tyler

Published by: Zed Book, Ltd.

Extra link: Here are videos from TED Talks that can help you wrap your mind around inequality in today’s world as well as get you ready to figure out how you can help!

Extra link: A lecture about Social Divisions and Social Change in the era of Neoliberalism given by Imogen Tyler at the Distinguished Lecture Series for the School of Social Sciences at Liverpool Hope University.

Book Two: Fiction

The Poisonwood Bible

Beverley’s choice: The Poisonwood Bible

Written by: Barbara Kingsolver

Published by: HarperCollins Publishers

Extra link: Through this official website, learn more about this fascinating author whose life has helped her create such excellent fiction!

Extra link: Among many others, Kingsolver won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. This particular award was given to her in 2011 as recognition for her entire body of work until the date. Read up about the prize and find other great books to continue learning about how the world works!

I hope you enjoyed this post and I really hope that you take the time to explore the links! Until next time, take care!