A Sociological Inquiry into the Work of anti-Sectarian workers in Scotland
(2015) A Sociological Inquiry into the Work of anti-Sectarian workers in Scotland, no. 64.
The aim of this research was to explore the work experiences of anti-sectarian workers in Scotland from a phenomenological perspective. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with a number of participants in order to gather data which was subjected to analysis in order to uncover the main themes discussed in greater detail. The data highlighted the finding that sectarian attitudes in contemporary Scotland have generally improved, particularly in relation to the lived experience of an individual growing up were, it appears, they are subject to less sectarian prejudice than perhaps their parents and grandparents might have experienced. However, other themes within the data clearly showed that the issue of sectarian bigotry within Scotland has far from disappeared and that ant-sectarian organisations such as Nil by Mouth still have work to do in terms of the eradication of, what is, a continuing problem, and one which the findings highlight, to a greater or lesser degree, affected all of the anti-sectarian workers interviewed.