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Dr Stephen Williams known as steve

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BA, PhD University of Glamorgan


Main teaching areas:

Youth: New Directions, New Agendas, Society and the State in the UK, Sociology of Sport


Williams S.M. and Dunkerley. D. (forthcoming) Work, Fatherhood and Individualised Parenting.

Williams S.M. (2011) Chaotic Identities, Love and Fathering. in Folklore vol 48

Williams, S.M. (2008) Big Mac and his Boys: the Professional Boxing Environment in South Wales c.1960-1990, in Wales and its Boxers: the Fighting Tradition edited by Peter Stead and Gareth Williams.

Williams, S. (2008) What is Fatherhood?: Searching for the Reflexive Father, in Sociology, Jun 2008, vol. 42: pp. 487 – 502.

Fudge, S. and Williams, S. (2006) Beyond Left and Right: Can the Third Way Deliver a Reinvigorated Social Democracy?, in Critical Sociology 2006 vol 32 issue 4.

Williams S.M. and Williams, L. (2005) Space Invaders: the negotiation of teenage boundaries through the mobile phone, in the Sociological Review vol 53, number 2.

Williams, S.M. (2000) Just a helping hand: Fatherhood, New Labour and paternity leave, in Anthropology in Action, vol 8, number 3.


Interviewed and broadcast discussion on ‘Space Invaders’ for Laurie Taylor’s BBC Radio 4 programme Thinking Allowed, 3rd August, 2005.

Conference papers

Williams S.M. & Fudge S. (2002) ‘Beyond Left and Right’. Paper presented to an International Conference at Cardiff University.

Williams S.M. (2000) ‘Just a helping hand’. Paper presented to the Anthropology in Wales Conference ‘Making a Difference? Research, Policy and Practice’, held at the Rhondda Heritage Hotel, Porth.


Research interests:

My main research interests are related to and around my PhD on Fathering and the sociology of the family. I am also very interested in sociology and politics relating to class, reflexivity, individualization and globalisation.

Current research activity:

At present I am working on fatherhood, individualization, the sociology of identity and social policy all relating to fathering and the family.

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