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Two talks on why social science matters, the kinds of insights it gives us, and why those findings are often not what we would expect.
What does where you live tell us about who you are?
Dr Gideon Calder (Senior Lecturer )
If you’d been raised somewhere else, your life would be different. But how much, and in what ways? Using data about Swansea, Wales and the UK, this talk explores how your neighbourhood affects who you are, how you think, and what you do with your life.
Work and Society: What’s Happening to Our Jobs?
Professor Geraint Harvey (Professor of People and Organisations and Director of the Centre for People and Organisations)
From Amazon to Uber, the reality of work seems to be grim for many people. This talk begins with a discussion of the labour process as a way of explaining what is happening to our jobs. With a focus on contemporary examples of insecure work, the talk considers the impact on society and whether an alternative is possible.