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James Pattison

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

James joined the School of Sociology and Social Policy as a Teaching Associate in January 2019. His PhD, submitted and awaiting examination, explores the effects of structural violence in a small deindustrialised Derbyshire town. Previously James worked as an Hourly Paid Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Nottingham Trent University, and as a seminar tutor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham. He has a BA in Sociology (First Class), and an MA in Research Methods (Distinction), both from the University of Nottingham.

Before starting his studies James spent 12 years working in the warehouse of a distributor of spare parts for vintage Lambretta scooters, and more recently has volunteered as a welfare rights advisor.

Teaching Summary

In 2019-20 James is convening:

SOCI2046 Classical Sociological Theory (2nd year undergraduate core)

SOCI3012 Exploring Social and Cultural Life Through Films (3rd year undergraduate elective)

SOCI4063 Doing Ethnography (PG)

and is contributing to teaching on:

SOCI1009 Citizenship and Rights in a Globalised World

SOCI2045 Contemporary Sociological Theory

SOCI2038 Research Design and Practice (Quantitative Methods)

Previously, James has contributed to teaching on:

Identity in Popular Culture

Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory

Families and Social Divisions

Research Summary

James' PhD was a multimethod ethnographic study of Shirebrook in Derbyshire; a small deindustrialised colliery town, which has subsequently become the home for the headquarters and warehouse of… read more

Recent Publications

  • PATTISON, J. and WARREN, T., 2018. How effectively are class disparities and social inequalities controlled in the UK?. In: DUNLEAVY, P., PARK, A. and TAYLOR, R., eds., The UK's Changing Democracy: The 2018 Democratic Audit LSE.

Current Research

James' PhD was a multimethod ethnographic study of Shirebrook in Derbyshire; a small deindustrialised colliery town, which has subsequently become the home for the headquarters and warehouse of Sports Direct. The research draws on a structural violence theoretical framework, exploring the impact of increased employment precarity, declining resources and territorial stigmatisation on the town and its residents.

  • PATTISON, J. and WARREN, T., 2018. How effectively are class disparities and social inequalities controlled in the UK?. In: DUNLEAVY, P., PARK, A. and TAYLOR, R., eds., The UK's Changing Democracy: The 2018 Democratic Audit LSE.

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