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This issue (Volume 20, Issue 4, November 2015, ISSN: 1360-7804)

Edited by Rachel Brooks and Paul Hodkinson

General Articles

The Persistence of Class Inequality: The Portuguese Labour Force at the Turn of the Millennium

Renato Miguel Carmo, Margarida Carvalho and Frederico Cantante

Linking Moralisation and Class Identity: The Role of Ressentiment and Respectability in the Social Reaction to ‘Chavs’

Elias le Grand

‘Menacing Youth’ and ‘Broken Families’: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Reporting of the 2011 English Riots in the Daily Express Using Moral Panic Theory

Jasbinder S. Nijjar

Political-Economic Coalition Among Entrepreneurs, Professionals, and Cadres in Guangdong, China

Chau-kiu Cheung and Eileen Yuk-ha Tsang

Re-Thinking the Boundaries of the Focus Group: A Reflexive Analysis on the Use and Legitimacy of Group Methodologies in Qualitative Research

Martina Angela Caretta and Elena Vacchelli

Digital Media Use: Differences and Inequalities in Relation to Class and Age

Simeon Yates, John Kirby and Eleanor Lockley

National Identities and the 2014 Independence Referendum in Scotland

Ross Bond

‘Safe Spaces’: Experiences of Feminist Women-Only Space

Ruth Lewis, Elizabeth Sharp, Jenni Remnant and Rhiannon Redpath

Special Section: Gender, Intimacy, Equality
Guest Edited by Katherine Twamley and Charlotte Faircloth

Introduction to Special Section Gender, Intimacy, Equality: (Un)comfortable Bedfellows?

Katherine Twamley and Charlotte Faircloth

Desires, Expectations and the Sexual Practices of Married and Cohabiting Heterosexual Women

Jenny van Hooff

Considerations of Equality in Heterosexual Single Mothers’ Intimacy Narratives

Charlotte Morris

Negotiating Intimacy, Equality and Sexuality in the Transition to Parenthood

Charlotte Faircloth

A Changing Landscape of Intimacy: The Case of a Single Mother by Choice

Linda L. Layne

The Work of Seduction: Intimacy and Subjectivity in the London ‘Seduction Community’

Rachel O’Neill

Negotiating Intimate and (A)sexual Stories

Jo Woodiwiss

Rapid Response: Charlie Hebdo and its aftermath

The Ire of Satire Meets the Error of Terror

Biko Agozino

Book reviews

Faces of Discrimination in Higher Education in India: Quota Policy, Social Justice and the Dalits (Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity) by Ovichegan, Samson K.

Reviewed by Jon Rainford

Books Received