Sociology at Sussex

at Friston Building, Falmer Campus, Brighton, BN19SP United Kingdom

Page for the Department of Sociology at Sussex University. For current and prospective students, faculty and others with an interest in Sociology.

Sociology at Sussex
Friston Building, Falmer Campus
Brighton BN19SP
United Kingdom
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P: +44 (0)1273 678890

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This show at the Brighton Fringe is about failures in the prison system and the use of restorative justice. Tickets £5 for students:

Published on 2014-04-17 14:12:17 GMT

The Annual Postgraduate Open Day, Wednesday 4 December, will be in Bramber House between 1pm and 4pm. The Open Day provides an ideal opportunity for students to find out more about the outstanding range of postgraduate taught and research courses that we offer at Sussex and about our sector-leading Masters scholarships for Sussex students who graduate with either a first- or upper second-class degree.

Published on 2013-11-27 09:23:20 GMT

Marina Martins Gonzales is a visiting PhD student to Gender Studies, who is with us this term. She will give a seminar on an aspect of her research into gender violence and violence against women in Spanish development policy on 27 Nov at 4pm in Friston 114. All welcome. Men, masculinities and violence against women: an approach to the Spanish development cooperation policy This seminar is part of an ongoing doctoral research which aim is to gather and analyse the actions related to violence against women implemented by the Spanish international development cooperation policy between 2005 and 2010. In the past decades, there has been an increasing interest in researching the violence against women in its different forms and contexts. Nevertheless, the approach to this issue in the international development cooperation field has been scarce and fragmentary. These features are even more pronounced in Spain, where both gender violence and development cooperation public policies are relatively recent. Moreover, discourses and practices of institutions and specialists in the international cooperation field as well rarely take into account considerations about how gender norms also affect men. In this context, we found interesting to interrogate how masculinities are approached by gender violence-related interventions financed by Spain outside its borders during these years. Based on thorough documentary analysis of policy documents and around 200 intervention proposals, we found that men and masculinities are still scarcely present at the mentioned public policy gender perspective. The marked absence of references to male gender’s role and masculinities points out to the risk of reducing "gender" to "woman/en", "women" to "victims" and "men" to "perpetrators." Despite mentions to male participation in advocacy, prevention and care activities, it is disturbing that these tasks are still considered exclusively, or at least predominantly, female ones. Marina Martins Gonzalez is a visiting student at the Centre for Gender Studies. She holds a Master in Gender Studies and is currently developing her PHD thesis at the Autónoma University of Madrid (Spain).

Published on 2013-11-27 09:19:26 GMT

We're starting to think about how we want to use the new building from September. Students - any requests or ideas?

Published on 2014-06-12 13:43:04 GMT

Finally posted full set of videos / podcasts today giving more information about all modules available next year. Take a look on SocSyd Umbrella site.

Published on 2014-04-03 22:11:40 GMT

Sussex students are welcome to this forum at Brighton University for young people with the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner and Youth Commission: On March 24th, 12.00-13.130 the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner and the Youth Commission will be undertaking a public consultation on Young People and Relationships with the Police: Room D222, Checkland Building, Falmer Campus., all young people <25 welcome.