Monthly Archives: March 2013

Antipode make their book reviews open access

Antipode have announced that from now on their book reviews will be open access on their website, rather than being in the journal. The journal Society and Space also has a similar arrangement. This seems to be working well. Society … Continue reading

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Three pieces on open access

The LSE blog has recently published three pieces on open access publishing (this is a debate that is likely to rumble on): The first focuses on the limitations of institutional repositories. The second focuses on the myths around Creative Commons. … Continue reading

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Suede, the NME and music news

The NME have an interview with Suede, who are talking about the NME. The interview ends up being about the changing format of music news. The discussion revolves around the availability of music news. The weekly newspaper was seen as … Continue reading

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Switching to research and marking

Due to the pressures on my time – from teaching and from my admin job as admissions tutor – I’ve been a little bit limited in the type of content I’ve been able to put in this blog over the … Continue reading

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What is holding digital sociology back?

A new issue of Fast Capitalism has been published, it includes a special section on Academia and the Internet. In response to this special section Antonio A. Casilli asks What is Holding Back Digital Sociology? His post works through some … Continue reading

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John Steinbeck’s writing tips

Stuart Elden has some writing tips from John Steinbeck on his Progressive Geographies blog (I discuss progressive geographies a little bit in the recent interview I did on academic blogging). Stuart’s post has also provoked some interesting responses concerning John … Continue reading

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Foucault’s h-index score

I’ve posted before about Google Scholar citation profiles. In this post on his Open Geography blog, Jeremy Crampton links to Foucault’s Google scholar profile…complete with h-index score.

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An interview about digital data and the future of social research

The second interview I did with Mark Carrigan focused on questions around digital data and the future of social research. We focused on the importance of digital data, why I matters, how we can cope with it and what it … Continue reading

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An interview about this blog

Yesterday I did two interviews with Mark Carrigan, he’s now posted the audio files on his blog. The first interview was for his digital sociologist series. The discussion focused upon this blog, the practice of blogging and how it fits … Continue reading

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The questions for digital humanities

Ben Fraser at the Urban Cultural Studies blog offers some reflections and questions about digital humanities and how it seems to be developing. Ben raises a series of points to think through what digital humanities is, how it might work … Continue reading

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