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The story of how British citizenship developed and why this matters for questions of race, migration and belonging in 'Global Britain'

Hosted and produced by Michaela Benson.

Cover Art: George Kalivis

Production and post-production: Art of Podcast 

Apr 21, 2023

Too often, talk about security seems to belong to politicians and psychologists; to discussions about terrorism and defence, individual anxiety and insecurity. But how do sociologists think about it? And why care? 

Daria Krivonos – who works on migration, race and class in Central and Eastern Europe – tells Alexis and Rosie why security matters. What’s the impact of calling migration a “security threat”? How does the security of the privileged rely on the insecurity of the precarious? And, as Russia’s war in Ukraine continues, what would it mean to truly #StandwithUkraine – from ensuring better job security for its workers abroad, to cancelling its debt? 

Plus: pop culture pointers; from Kae Tempest’s “People’s Faces” to the movie “The Mauritanian” – and Alexis’ teenage passion for Rage Against the Machine. 


Guest: Daria Krivonos 

Hosts: Rosie Hancock, Alexis Hieu Truong 

Executive Producer: Alice Bloch 

Sound Engineer: David Crackles 

Music: Joe Gardner 

Artwork: Erin Aniker 


Find more about Uncommon Sense at The Sociological Review. 


Episode Resources 

Daria, Rosie and Alexis recommended 

  • Kae Tempest’s song “People’s Faces” 

  • Rage Against the Machine’s song “Without a Face” 

  • Kevin Macdonald’s movie “The Mauritanian” 



Further readings