Monthly Archives: March 2013

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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Missing the mainstream

The new issue of Sociological Research Online has just been published. Within it is a special section on ‘The marginalised middle: making sense of the missing middle of youth studies’. Here is the editorial introduction by Steven Roberts and Robert … Continue reading

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