The history (and future) of sociology at Goldsmiths

As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations the sociology department at Goldsmiths have been posting various items about their history. They have just posted this really interesting exchange on the history if the department. The exchange involves a range of people who have been involved with the department. They reflect back on some of the struggles and how it is that such a strong brand of sociology has emerged from Goldsmiths. There are also some thoughts on the limitations of Goldsmith’s sociology. The exchange them ends with some links being drawn between this history and the future direction of the department. The reflections focus on Goldsmiths, but anyone with an interest in the history and future of sociology will be interested. The closing section us particularly revealing, with discussion of the sociability of sociology and how sociology might be done creatively.

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