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The desi dialectic

Recent blog posts have been a little sparse, and that’s mostly a function of learning to be a freelancer – sometimes, apparently, work comes in thick and fast and leaves little time for much else. However, it has it’s upsides: … Continue reading

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Tekkin’ the wammel up the cut: a landscape history

Cobbs Engine House and the Netherton Tunnel Branch Canal, by Stuart Hyde. Apologies firstly for the lack of recent posts, deadlines and yadda yadda. Happily, my most recent is just past, so I rewarded myself by taking the dog for a walk on … Continue reading

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Local government in the Black Country

Having had a look at the authorities that built council housing in the Black Country, I ended up a touch confused. The history of civil governance in the Black Country is somewhat maze-life, so I’m laying it out here for … Continue reading

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Block Capital

I’m very cheerful to be involved with the new Block Capital project that the Distinctly Black Country network are running. It’s great to be getting back into doing some actual social research, and this ties in with my academic interest … Continue reading

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