School of Applied Social Science

I’ve just been verbally abused – tell me again how racism played no part in Brexit

Natalie Pitimson, University of Brighton I’ve carried my book bag back and forth to the library three times a week for about two years. I bought it from the Jewish Museum in North London because I liked it. The word “schlep”, written on the side, perfectly describes my regular hour-long trek through central London with…

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Coming to terms with digital grief: hashtags and emojis are here to stay

Natalie Pitimson, University of Brighton I was on a train when the news broke from Brussels of a deadly terrorist attack. It was a fast developing story and, as is so often the case with today’s breaking news, social media was keeping pace with it far more efficiently than the “official” news outlets. But it’s…

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