Monthly Archives: April 2013

Finding sociology’s future in its history

I recently finished reading Chris Renwick’s excellent book British Sociology’s Lost Biological Roots: A History of Futures Past. It’s a detailed history of the development of British sociology in the early twentieth century. The book focuses upon Francis Galton, Patrick … Continue reading

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A bibliography of public sociology

Today I’ll be attending this talk by Les Back, I’m sure it’s going to be fascinating. It has already got me reflecting again on public sociology. I’m giving a lecture on public sociology next year (plus I’ve just secured a … Continue reading

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Emotional attachments with mobile media technologies

In a detailed post on emotional attachments with mobile media, Deborah Lupton has offered a response to my article in the comfort of mobile media. Deborah agrees with my point about the general lack of attention given to the material … Continue reading

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Popular Culture, Digital Archives and the New Social Life of Data article is out (on online first)

The article ‘Popular Culture, Digital Archives and the New Social Life of Data‘, which I co-authored with Roger Burrows, has now been published in the online first section of the Theory, Culture & Society journal. The article will appear in … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden talking about Peter Sloterdijk

Stuart Elden has posted an audio of his talk on Peter Sloterdijk at the recent AAG conference. Stuart talks here about how Sloterdijk’s work might be used, what it’s limitations are and the need to sustain an engagement with his … Continue reading

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The first issue of the new journal Big Data

It had to happen…a new journal called Big Data has just been launched. It looks interesting. The first issue is now available here. It contains an editorial on ‘Making sense of Big Data’ and various types of articles – including … Continue reading

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Precariousness and public sociology

David Hill has a great post on his Schizomedia blog concerning ‘Precariousness and Public Sociology‘. David uses the recent social media reaction to the Great British class survey to think about sociology. In particular he looks at the use of … Continue reading

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What is digital sociology? An audio interview with Noortje Marres

Mark Carrigan has posted an audio interview with Noortje Marres. The interview is titled ‘What is digital sociology?’. Noortje discusses various aspects of digital sociology in the interview. She discusses the various problems and dilemmas raised by digital analytics. She … Continue reading

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A review of Noise Channels: Glitch and Error in Digital Culture

Mark Jennings has written a review of Peter Krapp’s Noise Channels: Glitch and Error in Digital Culture for Information, Communication & Society. It is now available on our online first section.

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What Mad Men says about women…

In The Guardian Amanda Marcotte discusses the depiction of women in the TV show Mad Men. The piece focuses upon the different women in the show. It almost treats the different characters as ideal types that can be used to … Continue reading

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