James Scott

James Scott gained his doctorate in 2013 and is a teacher of undergraduate criminology modules at University of Essex, UK. His academic interests are (perceptions of) social class, 'place', and visual research techniques. He is a published poet and plays in hardcore punk band, The Domestics.


December 21, 2013 Work, Non-Work, Ambition and Happiness

A short while ago I was pleased to have a poem included in the ‘Poems for Freedom’ collection, published in aid of the firebombed Freedom Bookshop in London. I certainly don’t consider myself a ‘poet’ and my contribution (which began life as a daft rhyme written to fill in the silence of a long car…

December 5, 2013 All in a Day’s Work: Changing Understandings of Occupations

Work acts as a powerful ‘class clue’, but the nature of our relationship to, and understanding of, work is a changeable one. Boundaries blur and particular understandings of both role and worker seem less fixed than perhaps they once were. This, alongside the current economic crisis, with its associated political discourses around irresponsible ‘scroungers’ and…