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I am a former tabloid journalist (general/ sports); an anthropologist by training and qualification; and a neo-Marxist sociologist by inclination and employment. I am particularly interested in analysing the seemingly banal, mundane and micro, and particularly in relation to deconstructing the various myths and illusions that underpin middle-class/ reflexive enclaves of comfort, privilege and life politics. I also enjoy walking in the rain, playing badminton, and am a Scorpion by virtue.
Wine production, consumption & promotion; Gambling/Lotto; Middle-class consumption, distinction, identity & sociality; Self-gifting/ gifting, sociality & debt; Greif memoirs.
21st Century Citizenship
Field of research codes
Anthropology (160100): Rural Sociology (160804): Social and Cultural Anthropology (160104): Social Change (160805): Social Theory (160806): Sociology (160800): Sociology not elsewhere classified (160899): Studies In Human Society (160000)
Sociology / Anthropology / Journalism
Middle-class identity, distinction, sociality
Reflexive/ dialogic individualism
Wine production, consumption, promotion
Gambling - Lotto
Gifting - self & social
Academic & popular writing
Methodologies - interviewing; participant-observation/fieldwork; eaves-dropping; semiotic/ discourse analysis.