Andrew Smith's research while affiliated with University of Glasgow and other places

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While ‘ethnicity and everyday life’ is a familiar collocation, sociologists concerned with racism and ethnicity have not engaged very much with the extensive body of social theory that takes the ‘everyday’ as its central problematic. In this essay, I consider some of the ways in which the sociology of the everyday might be of use to those concerned...


... What is needed to underpin meaningful social policy and service delivery is a repositioning of the knowledge emerging from everyday lives of everyday people to a central position. With this comes a repositioning of knowledge production and meaning-making from the bastion of 'intellectual spaces' to where only personal or parochial things are often seen to happen (Smith, 2010(Smith, , 2015. ...