Monthly Archives: June 2012

Value and measure: a new sociological review monograph available online

A new sociological review monograph on measure and value edited by Lisa Adkins and Celia Lury is now available online. Some really good papers here. Especially Nick Gane’s provocative take on the crisis of method and theory in social science.

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Measuring buzz around events: England at euro 2012

An Interesting article in The Guardian about social media analysts monitoring online reactions to the progress of the England Football team. There is stuff in here about the analysis of the sentiment of online content.

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Popular culture and the ghetto

Here is an early view of an article in IJURR on popular culture and the imagining of ghettos and urban immobility by Rivke Jaffe. Looks really good.

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Ethnography matters blog

Here is a new collaborative blog called ethnography matters. And here is a. Interesting post about big data and ethnography (including a reference to Jay-z, my paper treating jay-z as a sociologist will be out later this year in IJURR).

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Review of Peter Berger’s book Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist

A review of the above book, reviewed by Teresa Crew, at Sociological Research Online.

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Jussi Parikka on Geert Lovink

Jussi Parikka discussing the above book (by Geert Lovink) here.

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Three interesting media blogs

Over the last couple of weeks I came across these three interesting blogs, each has a focus media: Sean Cubitt’s blog on the history and philosophy of media. Astrid Mager on new media And Goldsmiths Centre for the Study of … Continue reading

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Terry Wassal asks ‘would C Wright Mills have kept a blog?

Terry Wassal asks if C Wright Mills would have kept a blog. Based on the intellectual craftsmanship piece he claims the answer is likely to be yes. That’s a relief. I can see Wassal’s point, blogging does seem to fit … Continue reading

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Computational Culture: a journal of software studies

An interesting new journal called Computational Culture: A journal of software studies has just been launched. The first issue is already available and there is information about calls for papers etc. The journal is open access.

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