Working Life

Notes of resistance in the Scottish Whisky Industry - craftsmanship

In late February 2016, I was travelling on a daily basis to a cooperage site in Scotland, to conduct several interviews with coopers for the purpose o...

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Between the structured and the unstructured – different experiences of master thesis supervision in Sweden and Poland

In this blog entry, originally a research essay, I aim to study my individual experiences of master supervision in two countries – Sweden and Poland in the light of the research on internationalisation of higher education classroom by Crose (2011), on intercultural competence by Gopal (2011) and theory of cultural dimensions of Hofstede (1997).

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On nurses, strikes, and public sociology

On 24th May 2016 nurses who work at the Child Health Centre, the major paediatric centre for serious illnesses in Poland, started a strike action.

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#WorkingIllegally - how to talk on work issues in documentary

At the end of April, I visited Glasgow and had occasion to see an interesting documentary with Olena and Radek. I think the subject of it goes well with the discussion that we have now in the blog section - on how to talk about social phenomenons using filming methods.

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One for all, all for one: three female migrant workers – my filming experience

Theme 2 and the INTEGRIM network are undertaking a film training organised by the CEU in Budapest and Olena. I would like to share some of my filming experiences with you, which will hopefully lead to a nice short film in the end.

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Notes of resistance in the Scottish Whisky Industry – 1st Post, Swallows in whisky distilleries

These series of posts can be read as an exercise of what actually encompasses resistance, or simply an act of ‘distraction’ from your working lives.

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Book review: The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better

The Spirit Level is a book written by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett in 2009. The book’s main argument is that inequality within a society has ser...

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