[csaa-forum] East End Stories: Research and Social Change in London's East End - with Prof. Dick Hobbs
E.Ringle-Harris at westernsydney.edu.au
Mon Oct 31 10:57:32 ACST 2016
EAST END STORIES: RESEARCH AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN LONDON'S EAST END
PRESENTED BY PROFESSOR DICK HOBBS
(Department of Sociology, University of Essex, UK & Social Sciences and Psychology / Institute for Culture and Society - Western Sydney University)
East London is known for its ethnic diversity, poverty, politics and crime. Perched on the banks of the river Thames and on the periphery of London's financial hub, East London generated a mutant form of entrepreneurialism that pervaded every aspect of social life. Drawing on over 30 years of ethnographic research, this talk will reflect on the changes that continue to impact on the area that Jack London once called "The Awful East". In particular this talk will cover an era that saw East London morph from "London’s gash", into a fashionable zone of transition where traditional options such as crime retain their appeal for the excluded.
Professor Hobbs is an urban ethnographer specialising in the sociology of London, organised and professional crime, the night-time economy, violence, drug markets and research methodology. He trained as a sociologist at the LSE and the University of Surrey before working at the Universities of Oxford and Durham, where he held Chairs in both Sociology and Law. He was Professor of Sociology at the LSE (2005-2011) before taking a post in the Sociology Department at Essex University (2011-2014), where he was Professor of Sociology and Director of the Criminology Centre. In 2016, Professor Hobbs received the British Society of Criminology Lifetime Achievement Award.
Date: 8 NOVEMBER 2016
Time: 5.00PM - 6.30PM
Venue: Main Hall, Parramatta Town Hall, 182 Church Street, Parramatta, NSW (map: https://binged.it/2fdquOM)
RSVP by 3 November to SSAP-research at westernsydney.edu.au
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