Author Archives: Alexandra

Call for focus group participants – do you wear Clarks Originals?

The ‘If the Shoe Fits’ project in the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield is now approaching its end, however there is still time to participate in the research. Alex Sherlock the postgraduate researcher on the project … Continue reading

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Dressed Bodies: A Symposium – registration now open

17th July 2013, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences, University of Sheffield. To mark the end of the three-year research project If the Shoe Fits: Footwear, Identity and Transition, funded by the ESRC, we are hosting an interdisciplinary symposium in … Continue reading

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Shoes as material expressions of a designer’s self

by Naomi Braithwaite Having completed a twenty month long ethnography that explored and observed the creative practice of a number of contemporary British based luxury shoe designers, it became significantly apparent that the designed shoes were not solely commercial, aesthetic … Continue reading

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Worn Shoes: Identity, Memory and Footwear

Jenny Hockey, Rachel Dilley, Victoria Robinson, Alexandra Sherlock, February 2013, Sociological Research Online, vol. 18, issue 1 As we enter the last 4 months of the If the Shoe Fits project the team are analysing and writing up the data that … Continue reading

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A Week in Mary Beard’s Shoes

Response to: ‘Oh Mary Beard, why did you stoop to writing about shoes?’ (Beverley Turner, The Telegraph, 9th May 2013) Over the last week social media feeds have been rife with comments about historian Mary Beard’s controversial decision to ‘come out’ … Continue reading

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