I read this beautifully crafted metaphor for the PhD process as a weaving project. It really captures the dedication and labour of love, and I liked it so much, that it has inspired me to list a few of the metaphors I use. I’ve found about PhD research is that it’s far too big and varied to be confined to one metaphor. I feel different ones apply at different times. So let me introduce you to the ones that work for me, the PhD researcher as a miner, soldier, lion-tamer, joiner and master embroiderer. Continue reading →
The award-winning real ale ‘Top Totty’ brewed by Slaters has been removed from sale in the Parliamentary bars after some MPs and feminist commentators complained the name, along with the beer’s ‘bikini bunny girl’ label image, demeaned women.
I am a real ale drinker, and I want prize-winning real beers to promoted and enjoyed as part of traditional British culture. I am also a feminist and I understand the complaint.
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Recently I had the great pleasure of giving a working paper at the Global Politics, Economy and Society graduate conference at Oxford Brookes University. I’m very grateful to the organisers, Matt Hurley and Matt Donoghue, for putting the conference together and to all those who attended for their helpful questions. I look forward to using the feedback to improve my work and tighten up my ideas, but in the meantime, you can find the my paper ‘Punishing with care: Revising the conceptual vocabulary of state criminal punishment’ here and the slides to go with it here.
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Everyone seems to love these notebooks, so when I stumbled across this tutorial to make your own, I just had to share it. This is perfect for your average broke student. What better way to save some money, recycle, and keep yourself occupied for free on a rainy winter’s night?
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Finally – a post that’s relevant to my research. It’s my first one, so go easy one me. This brief post on the ethic of care considers the relation aspect of practical care-giving, and questions whether the important factor that does the work is actually the existence of trust between the cared-for and care giver. This is very much a work in progress. Interested parties are welcome to comment, but please do not cite without the author’s permission.