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Climate change and ‘climategate’ in online reader comments: a mixed methods study
Climate change has rarely been out of the public spotlight in the first decade of this century. The high-profile international meetings and controversies such as ‘climategate’ have highlighted theExpand
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Coping with potentially incompatible identities: accounts of religious, ethnic, and sexual identities from British Pakistani men who identify as Muslim and gay.
This study explores how a group of young British Muslim gay men (BMGM) of Pakistani background in non-gay affirmative religious contexts understood and defined their sexual, religious, and ethnicExpand
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Metaphors We Die By? Geoengineering, Metaphors, and the Argument From Catastrophe
Geoengineering the climate by reflecting sunlight or extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere has attracted increasing attention from natural scientists, social scientists, policy makers and theExpand
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‘I never faced up to being gay’: sexual, religious and ethnic identities among British Indian and British Pakistani gay men
  • R. Jaspal
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Culture, health & sexuality
  • 1 August 2012
This paper presents the findings from a comparative qualitative study of British Indian and British Pakistani gay men, all of whom self-identified as members of their religious communities. Data wereExpand
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Fracking in the UK press: Threat dynamics in an unfolding debate
Shale gas is a novel source of fossil fuel which is extracted by induced hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”. This article examines the socio-political dimension of fracking as manifested in the UKExpand
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Media representations of British Muslims and hybridised threats to identity
Muslims have never before occupied such a central position in the British media, given their general absence from more ‘normalised’ representational positions such as in popular soaps, literature andExpand
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Contesting Science by Appealing to Its Norms
This study examines the rhetorical aspects of social contestation of climate change in reader comments published in the Daily Mail, subsequent to climategate. The following themes are reported: (1)Expand
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Fracking on YouTube: Exploring Risks, Benefits and Human Values.
Shale gas is a novel source of fossil fuel which is extracted by induced hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” This article examines the the socio-political dimension of fracking as manifested in theExpand
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Gay Men’s Construction and Management of Identity on Grindr
This study explores gay men’s construction and management of identity on Grindr. A sample of gay men was interviewed and the data were analyzed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. TheExpand
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“Arabic is the language of the Muslims–that's how it was supposed to be”: exploring language and religious identity through reflective accounts from young British-born South Asians
This study explores how a group of young British-born South Asians understood and defined their religious and linguistic identities, focusing upon the role played by heritage languages and liturgicalExpand
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