All posts by Benedict Singleton

About Benedict Singleton

I have a range of research interests and diverse academic background. I began my academic studies within social anthropology and proceeded into international development. I now find myself working within the field of environmental sociology, although I try to retain some foothold in other research areas. I am a theoretical pragmatist, utilising a variety of frameworks and methodologies. In general, I am a constructivist and all of my research to date has focused on discourses in some form. Generally, I am conducting research that is of practical value (whatever that means) and I try to translate theoretical concepts in ways that can be useful for those who are not social scientists. During my career I have conducted research in Zambia, Jamaica, the UK, Sweden, Norway and Belgium.

Blood bowl: The Other Fantasy Football, Part 1: Warming Up

Blood bowl: The Other Fantasy Football, Part 1: Warming Up

Shouts ring out around one of the main halls in Örebro’s grand old castle – is it a horde of marauding Danes at the gates? No, a more contemporary army has descended on Sweden’s sixth largest city (although some are indeed Danes, and some do maraud). A large group of mainly middle-aged men, some clad in team colours, have come to Örebro to participate in ‘Eurobowl’