Monthly Archives: January 2013

Melissa Gregg’s Work’s Intimacy reviewed by Jane Parry

Jane Parry has reviewed Melissa Gregg’s book Work’s Intimacy for Information, Communication & Society. Advertisements

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Live Methods edited by Les Back & Nirmal Puwar

I’ve started working my way through Live Methods edited by Les Back & Nirmal Puwar. So far I’ve read the first couple of chapters and scanned through some of the others. It’s a brilliant book; it’s lively and provocative and … Continue reading

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Media and communication studies in the 21st century

The journal Media, Culture & Society has a special issue entitled ‘Back to the future: media and communication studies in the 21st Century‘.

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Generational Use of New Media reviewed by Franka Winter

Franka Winter reviews the edited collection Generational Use of New Media for Information, Communication & Society.

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Rethinking the sociological craft, another interview with Les Back

Following up on my previous post, I just cam across another interview with Les Back on Mark Carrigan’s site. This time marks is talking to Les about the future of sociology. Les raises a number of really interesting and provocative … Continue reading

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An interview with Howard Becker

Figure/Ground have an interview with Howard Becker. He’s as lively and provocative as usual. Here’s a nice excerpt: I still think of myself as some kind of scientist, so the answer to that is that it’s an empirical question and … Continue reading

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Mark Carrigan on academic blogging

Following on from my previous post, Mark Carrigan offers some thoughtful reflections on academic blogging. He raises lots of issues here. The piece explores (and defends) the relative value of academic blogging and how it might fit into academic work. … Continue reading

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