Monthly Archives: March 2013

Deborah Lupton on blogging (an audio interview)…

Deborah Lupton, who is really taking a lead on digital sociology, has been interviewed by Mark Carrigan for his Digital Sociologists series of podcasts. The interview is available here. This is the forth in the series. The previous contributors were … Continue reading


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Neoliberalism, crisis and the world system conference

The full details of the upcoming conference on Neoliberalism, Crisis and the World System are now available. This looks like it will be an amazing event. The speakers look fantastic. There is a full programme at the conference website, along … Continue reading

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Andrew Leyshon’s Work In Progress blog

Andrew Leyshon has a really interesting blog called Work in Progress. To give a sense of the blog’s content, here is a link to a post on economic geography. A few years ago Andrew co-authored this paper on the transformation … Continue reading

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An article on the value of Twitter

Following on from the last couple of posts on the subject of joining Twitter, which I’m hoping to write a more substantial post soon, here is an article offering some reflections on the value of Twitter for academics. Thanks to … Continue reading

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I’m now on Twitter…

Thanks for the response to the previous post. I’ve decided that academics do need Twitter. I’m now on Twitter. If anyone is interested I’m @davidgbeer

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Can academics manage without Twitter?

Following David Hill’s post about joining Twitter, I’ve been thinking again about joining Twitter. A few months I posted about Twitter. In that post I spoke about my concerns of constant connection and the work it seemed to require, amongst … Continue reading

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Clive Barnett on Neoliberalism

On his Pop Theory blog Clive Barnett has offered some critical reflections on the study of neoliberalism. He seems particularly concerned with the conceptual looseness in some of the growing body of texts.

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David Hill on joining Twitter

On his schizomedia blog David Hill offers some reflections on joining Twitter…which follows up on his earlier article on leaving Facebook.

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Luciana Parisi’s Contagious Architecture: Computation, Aesthetics and Space

Luciana Parisi’s new book Contagious Architecture: Computation, Aesthetics and Space has been published by MIT. Here is the publishers page. It would seem that this book outlines another example of the increasing social power of algorithms. Here is part of … Continue reading

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An interview with Thomas Kemple and Austin Harrington about Simmel

A little while ago I posted about the most recent Theory, Culture & Society annual review. It contained a really substantial special section on the work of Georg Simmel. In this interview on the TCS blog, Thomas Kemple and Austin … Continue reading

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