Category Archives: future of sociology

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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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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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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Gender and Neoliberalism by Christina Scharff

We are continuing to develop the Theory, Culture & Society site. We have had a series of posts on neoliberalism, the most recent of which is a post by Christina Scharff on Gender and Neoliberalism. There are likely to be … Continue reading

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Audio interviews on 50 years of sociology at Goldsmiths

I’ve posted links to some of the materials celebrating 50 years of sociology at Goldsmiths. They’ve now posted four audio interviews reflecting on the development of sociology at Goldsmiths, and also how the department has influenced individual careers and broader … Continue reading

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Nick Couldry’s review essay on the convergence of cultural studies and sociology

The International Journal of Communication have just published a review essay by Nick Couldry on ‘Structures of Ambivalence: The Converging Horizons of Cultural Studies and Sociology‘ (it’s open access). Nick’s review responds to four books that explore this convergence – … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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