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Below is a sample of some of the key and recent publications by CIGS staff.


Allen K, Cuthbert K, Hall JJ, Hines S, Elley S. (2022). Trailblazing the gender revolution? Young people's understandings of gender diversity through generation and social change. Journal of Youth Studies. 25(5), pp. 650-666

Dowrick A and Holliday R. (2022). Tweakments: Non‐surgical beauty technologies and future directions for the sociology of the body. Sociology Compass.

Martin J. (2022). Jack Monroe and the cultural politics of the austerity celebrity. European Journal of Cultural Studies. 25(4), pp. 1156-1173

Cossey O and Martin J. (2021). Women, anger and emotion management in Love Island. Feminist Media Studies, pp. 1-17

Hill RL and Allen K. (2021). ‘Smash the patriarchy’: the changing meanings and work of ‘patriarchy’ online. Feminist Theory. 22(2), pp. 165-189

Throsby K. (2020). Pure, white and deadly: sugar addiction and the cultivation of urgency. Food, Culture & Society. 23(1), pp. 11-29

Allen K. (2020). Young women’s aspirations and transitions into, through and away from contemporary creative work. In: Luckman S; Taylor S (eds.) Pathways into Creative Working Lives. Palgrave MacMillan

Holliday R, Jones M, Bell D. (2019). Beautyscapes: Mapping Cosmetic Surgery Tourism. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Hollin G. (2019). From the profound to the mundane: Questionnaires as emerging technologies in autism genetics. Science, Technology, and Human Values. 44(4), pp. 634-659

Throsby K. (2018). Giving up sugar and the inequalities of abstinenceSociology of Health and Illness. 40(6), pp. 954-968

Allen K, Mendick H, Harvey L, Ahmad A. (2018). Celebrity, Aspiration and Contemporary Youth: Education and Inequality in an Era of Austerity. London: Bloomsbury Press

Holliday R. (2018). Vagina dialogues: theorizing the ‘designer vagina. In: Griffin G; Jordal M (eds.) Body, Migration, Re/constructive Surgeries; Making the Gendered Body in a Globalized World. Oxon

Martin, J. (2018), Something old, something new: the wedding spectacle across contemporary media cultures, Celebrity Studies, 9(1): 153-156

Hollin G. (2017). Failing, hacking, passing: Autism, entanglement, and the ethics of transformationBioSocieties. 12(4), pp. 611-633

Hollin G, Forysth I, Giraud G, Potts T. (2017). (Dis)entangling Barad: Materialisms and ethicsSocial Studies of Science. 47(6), pp. 918-941

Giraud E, Hollin G. (2016). Care, laboratory beagles and affective utopiaTheory, Culture and Society. 33(4), pp. 27-49

Allen K. (2016). Top girls navigating austere times: interrogating youth transitions since the ‘crisis’Journal of Youth Studies. 19(6), pp. 805-820

Throsby K. (2016). Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Allen K, Harvey L, Mendick H. (2015). ‘Justin Bieber Sounds Girlie’: Young People's Celebrity Talk and Contemporary Masculinities. Sociological Research Online. 20(3), pp. 1-15

Allen K, Mendick H, Harvey L, Ahmad A. (2015). Welfare Queens, Thrifty Housewives, and Do-It-All Mums: Celebrity motherhood and the cultural politics of austerityFeminist Media Studies. 15(6), pp. 907-925

Throsby K. (2015). You can’t be too vain to gain if you want to swim the Channel’: Marathon swimming and the construction of heroic fatnessInternational Review for the Sociology of Sport. 50(7), pp. 769-784

Holliday R, Bell D, Cheung O, Jones M, Probyn E. (2015). Brief encounters: Assembling cosmetic surgery tourism. Social Science and Medicine. 124, pp. 298-304

Allen K, Tyler I, De Benedictis S. (2014). Thinking with 'White Dee': The Gender Politics of 'Austerity Porn'Sociological Research Online. 19(3)

Throsby K. (2013). If I go in a cranky sea lion, I come out like a smiling dolphin: marathon swimming and the unexpected pleasures of being a body in waterFeminist Review. 103, pp. 5-22

Holliday R, Bell D, Hardy K, Hunter E, Jones M, Probyn E, Sanchez Taylor J. (2013). Beautiful face, beautiful place: relational geographies and gender in cosmetic surgery tourism websites. Gender Place and Culture.

Holliday R, Potts T. (2012). Kitsch! Cultural Politics and Taste. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Throsby K. (2012). Obesity surgery and the management of excess: exploring the body multipleSociology of Health and Illness. 34(1), pp. 1-15