Monthly Archives: April 2014

A new preface for Les Back’s The Art of Listening

Les Back has written a new preface for the Japanese edition of his book The Art of Listening. The preface has been published in full on the Sociological Imagination site. In this new preface Les reflects on the reception and … Continue reading

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Where to start with reading Peter Sloterdijk?

Following from his recent guides to reading Lefebvre and Foucault , Stuart Elden has added a guide to where to start when reading Sloterdijk. The post runs through Sloterdijk’s key publications, their specific contributions and what use they might be. … Continue reading


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Globalisation, textbooks and teaching

The Antipode open site have published a review symposium focusing on Matthew Sparke’s book Introducing Globalization: Ties, Tensions and Uneven Integration. There are four reviews and a response from the author. The reviews are by Stephen Young, Jamey Essex, Farhang … Continue reading

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Discount voucher for Will Davies’ The Limits of Neoliberalism

Will Davies’ book The Limits of Neoliberalism will soon be published in the TCS book series. A substantial discount voucher for the book is now available on Will’s blog. This looks like an excellent book and the discount puts it … Continue reading

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Interfaces, bodies and materiality: an interview with Daniel Black

I recently interviewed Daniel Black about his article ‘Where Bodies End and Artefacts Begin: Machines Tools,  and Interfaces’ which was recently published in Body & Society for the Theory, Culture & Society site. The interview, which is open access, focuses on … Continue reading

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Mike Savage on cultural sociology in Britain

Mike Savage has been asked to write an overview of cultural sociology in Britain for the American Cultural Sociology newsletter. He has posted a draft version of the piece on the Stratification & Culture Research Network blog. The piece provides … Continue reading

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Britpop at the BBC

To celebrate to 20th anniversary of the Britpop music scene, the BBC have various programmes and other features. These are all described, with links to podcasts, on the Britpop at the BBC site. It is taking place all week, but … Continue reading

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Bev Skeggs on values beyond value

In a previous post I mentioned some of the reading I was doing, I’ve now had chance to read Bev Skegg’s article ‘Values beyond value? Is anything beyond the logic of capital?‘ in detail. I found it to be genuinely … Continue reading

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Understanding the human machine

The notion of the quantified self has been getting quite about of attention recently, particularly with mobile phone apps providing various ways of measuring the self. When searching around I came across this excellent short commentary article, ‘Understanding the human … Continue reading

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A video of Deborah Lupton talking about social media and academic research

In this short video Deborah Lupton talks about her experience of using social media as part of her research. In this instance she focuses in particular on her use of her blog and Twitter to disseminate her research. Deborah has … Continue reading

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