Walking Methods: Research on the Move
Maggie O'Neill and Brian Roberts (2019)
Virtual Roundtable on Mapping Gendered Violence
Raminder Kaur, Maggie O'Neill, Nicola Henry, Krista Benson, Anastasia Christou and Cindy Cruz (2018)
“No one engaged in thought about history and politics can remain unaware of the enormous role violence has always played in human affairs..” Hannah Arendt.
Rights, Recognition and Resistance: analysing legal challenges, sex workers rights and citizenship
Maggie ONeill and Mary Laing (2018)
Sharon Fitzgerald and Kathryn McGarry [Eds] 'Realising Justice for Sex Workers: An Agenda for Change' Rowman and Littlefield
Researching Marginalisation with mixed methods’
Maggie ONeill (2017)
Asylum Seekers and Moving Images: walking, sensorial encounters and visual criminology
Maggie ONeill (2017)
Walking, well-being and community: racialized mothers building cultural citizenship using participatory arts and participatory action research
Maggie ONeill (2017)
Women’s Lives, Well-Being, and Community Arts-Based Biographical Methods
O’Neill, M. Haaken, J. and Mansaray, S. (2017)
Walking with Faye from a direct access hostel to her special place in the city: walking, body and image space. A visual essay
Maggie O'Neill & Catrina McHugh (2017)
Journal of Social Work Practice Psychotherapeutic Approaches in Health, Welfare and the Community. Vol. 31:2, pp.207-223
This publication emerged from my Leverhulme Research Fellowship. https://walkingborders.com
Biographical Research: Methods of Cultural Sociology
Maggie O'Neill (2016)
Cultural Sociology Edited by Stephan Moebius, Frithjof Nungesser, Katharina Scherke, VS-Verlag
A Sense of Belonging: walking with Thaer through migration, memories and space
O’Neill, M and Perivolaris, J. (2015)
Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture Volume 5 Numbers 2 & 3 pp327-338.
Diasporic Futures edited by Marsha Meskimmon and Dorothy Rowe
Maggie O'Neill (2015)
Women, Art, Migration and Diaspora: the turn to art in the social sciences and the ‘new’ sociology of art?
Advances in Biographical Methods: Creative Applications
Maggie O'Neill, Brian Roberts & Andrew Sparkes (2015)
Rooted in a long and diverse genealogy, biographical approaches have developed from a focus upon a single story, a ‘life story’ and personal documents (e.g. diaries), to encompass (more routinely) autobiographical secondary and archival research and analysis - as well as multi-media, arts based creative multi-sensory methods. Biographical Research and practices as part of human understanding helps people to make sense of what has been and what is happening in their lives, cultures, communities and societies. Advances in Biographical Methods: Creative Applications takes up these themes: theorising, doing and applying current advances in biographical methods. It demonstrates the momentum with which they areas are developing as a field of scholarship, especially in relation to creative innovations and applications, such as in new forms of interview and other practices, and debates on its interlinking with art, performance and digital methods.
The Slow University: Work, Time and Well-Being
Maggie O'Neill (2014)
Slow Movement/Slow University: Critical Engagements.
O'Neill, Maggie; Martell, Luke; Mendick, Heather & Müller, Ruth (2014)
Thematic Section on the Slow University in FQS. Slow Movement/Slow University: Critical Engagements. Introduction to the Thematic Section
Moving images: Psychoanalytically-informed visual methods in documenting the lives of women migrants and asylum-seekers
Haaken, J and O'Neill, M (2014)
Published in Journal of Health Psychology
Crossing Borders: Transition and Nostalgia in Contemporary Art Edited by Dr Ming Turner and Dr Outi Remes
O'Neill, M (2014)
Taipei: Artouch Publications
SECTION: Body and Image-Space: walking, transition and belonging.
The Medialization of Auto/Biographies: Different Forms and their Communicative Contexts co-edited by Heinz,C and Hornung, G
O'Neill, M. and Stenning, P (2013)
SECTION: Walking biographies and innovations in visual and participatory methods: Community, Politics and Resistance in Downtown East Side Vancouver.
Transgressive Imaginations: Crime, Deviance and Culture
O'Neill, M & Seal, L (2012)
Taking the notion of transgression – the breaking of boundaries – as its starting point, this book brings a fresh approach to cultural criminology by exploring representations of the transgressive in fictive texts and ethnographic research. Chapters focus on topics of urgent contemporary interest, including school shooters, violent female avengers, sex workers, those labelled 'mad', serial killers, asylum seekers and skid row residents. The book is interdisciplinary in scope, blending insights from film and media studies, literary criticism and psycho-social analysis with cultural criminology. It also presents cutting edge, participatory arts-based ethnography carried out in the UK and Canada.
A Special Edition of the journal Crossings: Migration and Culture on ‘The Arts of Migration’ Volume 2.
Pearce, L. and O’Neill, M (2011)
Asylum, Migration and Community
O'Neill, M (2010)
Issues of asylum, migration, humanitarian protection and integration/belonging are of growing interest beyond the disciplinary areas of refugee studies, migration, and social policy. Rooted in more than two decades of scholarship, this book uses critical social theory and participatory, biographical and arts based methods with asylum seekers, refugees and emerging communities to explore the dynamics of the asylum-migration-community nexus. It argues that inter-disciplinary analysis is required to deal with the complexity of the issues involved and offers understanding as praxis (purposeful knowledge), drawing upon innovative participatory, arts based, performative and policy relevant research.
Prostitution: Sex Work, Policy and Politics
Sanders, T, O'Neill, M & Pitcher, J (2009)
Many commentators have attempted to analyze and explain the nature of prostitution. However this is the first textbook to offer a complete overview of the way it operates within contemporary society, its characteristics, organizational structures, and cultural contexts. The book also explores how criminal, social, and health policies have sought to regulate and control the selling of sex. Written by leading experts with over 20 years’ experience in researching and teaching on the field, this is a must for all criminology, criminal justice, and sociology students taking modules in sex industry and prostitution studies.
Sex Work Now
Campbell, R. & O'Neill, M (2006)
Sex Work Now provides an authoritative overview of female sex work and policy in the UK, and addresses a number of key contemporary issues and debates. These include sex worker unionization, migrant sex work and trafficking, communities and sex work, male clients of sex workers, the policing of prostitution, zoning of street sex work, young people and sexual exploitation, drug use and sex work, exiting, violence and sex work. Throughout the book is shaped by the lives and experiences of sex workers themselves drawing on applied, policy or participatory action research. This book approaches the subject from an interdisciplinary perspective, cutting across conventional boundaries of sociology, criminology, politics and social policy. Contributors to the book include academics, researchers, practitioners and activists who are among the leading commentators on prostitution in the UK. provides overview of sex work in UK considers impact of recent legislation and policy, especially Sex Offences Act 2003 focus on lives and experiences of sex workers themselves.
Prostitution: a Reader
Matthews, R & O'Neill, M (2002)
Dilemmas in Managing Professionalism and Gender in the Public Sector
Barry, J, Dent, M & O'Neill, M (2002)
Prostitution and Feminism
O'Neill, M (2001)
Feminists have long differed in their view of prostitution. While some regard it as a classic form of exploitation and degradation, others offer a more sympathetic interpretation of women's involvement in the sex industry. In this important new book, Maggie O'Neill seeks to explore the theoretical debates on prostitution and the relevance of these to the everyday lived experiences of women working on the streets. Based upon her own ethnographic research - defined as ethno-mimesis - the author seeks to undermine and demystify stereotypical images of prostitutes. She explores the narratives offered by prostitutes themselves, as well as other forms of their representation in film, art and photography, and shows how these various mediums may be used to shed light on the socio-economic processes and structures which lead women into prostitution. These personal accounts produce what O'Neill refers to as 'a politics of feeling', which, she argues, may be used to transform attitudes, policy and practice in relation to female prostitution. By relating these individual experiences to critical feminist theory, the book deepens our understanding of the phenomenon of prostitution in contemporary society. The book will be of particular interest to students and scholars in gender studies, feminist theory and sociology.
Adorno, Culture and Feminism
O'Neill, M (1999)
Adorno, Culture and Feminism brings Adorno's work and feminism together, and explores how feminism can both harness and develop Adorno's ideas. The picture that emerges displays how gendered relations and cultural practices and texts operate today, and the relevance of critical theory for contemporary feminisms. Adorno's work on the scale of inequality and repression in the administered society is presented as matching the feminist understanding of the unequal balance of power between the sexes. This volume shows how Adorno's central concepts - commodification, authenticity, the culture industry, Kulturkritik, negative dialectics, non-identity thinking and authoritarian personality - can be used productively and purposefully in feminist thinking.