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Volume 10 Issue 2 : Featuring the Erasmus+ BLASTER Project

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Published 31 October 2017


A Decade of Reinvention: What is Next in Store for Undergraduate Research?Link opens in a new window James Young and Peter Halat, University of Warwick and Monash University


'Who Thinks I Have Come to Abolish the Law?' Matthew 5:17–19: A Response to Pharisaic Libel?Link opens in a new window Emily Fero, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University

A Critical Exploration of the Representation of Gay Parents on Television: Reading Brothers & Sisters and Modern FamilyLink opens in a new window Helena Sewell, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick


BLASTER (The Best in Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Expanded and Reinforced)

This special issue of Reinvention celebrates the research carried out by undergraduate students at universities involved in the BLASTER project. Each of the students is studying (or recently graduated from) a Liberal Arts and Sciences programme in the UK or Europe, and as such this special issue showcases the interdisciplinary work taking place in these institutions.

The articles have been selected and reviewed in a slightly different way to other Reinvention issues, but each has been carefully peer-reviewed by a Student Editorial Board and/or an external copy editor.

BLASTER is a collaborative research group of 6 institutions who have secured Erasmus+ funding to undertake a major project on Liberal Arts and Sciences education in Europe. Along with the University of Warwick, the partners are University College Roosevelt (Netherlands), Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany), Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), ECOLAS, and Leiden University (Netherlands). This project aims to strengthen the quality and the relevance of European undergraduate education as a whole, and Liberal Arts and Sciences in particular, by expanding and reinforcing the nascent Liberal Arts and Sciences tradition. Find out more at

Comprehensive Principles of Decision-Making in Saudi ArabiaLink opens in a new window Samuel Hyravý, Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts

Breastfeeding Norms in Contemporary Society: A Case Study of Dutch WomenLink opens in a new window Mariska Hendrika Lena van der Zee, Leiden University College

Institutional Discrimination against Children with a History of Migration in the Transition to Secondary EducationsLink opens in a new window Tinka Maria Greve, Institutes of Sociology and Cultural Organisation, Leuphana University Lüneburg

On Digital Data Dispossession and CapitalisationLink opens in a new window Yannick Schütte, Cultural Studies, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

The Effect of Visitor Density on the Behaviour of Two Siberian Tigers (Panthera tigris altaica) Housed in a Zoo Enclosure: A Case StudyLink opens in a new window Zoë Goldsborough, Department of Biology, University College Roosevelt

'Being on Fire': Using Embodied Metaphor to Analyse Ovid's Story of Echo and NarcissusLink opens in a new window Gerjanne Hoek, Classical Mythology, University College Roosevelt

Perceptual Differences in Pregnancy Medical Care: An Initial Study into the Differences Between Asylum Seekers and Dutch WomenLink opens in a new window Laura Schackmann, Medical Sciences, University College Roosevelt

Effect of Basic Income Supply Curve on LabourLink opens in a new window Arlette Esmee Severins, Social Science, University College Roosevelt

The Holy Trinity: The Social Construction of the Scientist, the Scientific Method and Scientific KnowledgeLink opens in a new window Najma A. Ahmad, Liberal Arts, University of Warwick

Are the Language of the Media and the Language of Science Fundamentally Incompatible?Link opens in a new window Saskia Kaltenbrunner, Cross-Faculty Studies, University of Warwick

Zarrinkolah's Cleansing: The Contested Female Body in Women Without Men and its Political Parallels in 1953 IranLink opens in a new window Ceara Ione Webster, School of Cross-Faculty Studies, University of Warwick

The Accession of Turkey to the EU: Problematic European or European Problem?Link opens in a new window Nargiz Hajiyeva, Political Science and Diplomacy, Vytautas Magnus University

Book reviews

Cathy O'Neil (2016), Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Stephen Graham (2016), Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers