Category Archives: future of sociology

The risks of academic blogging

On his blog Sam Burgum provides some thoughts about the risks of academic blogging. I’ve posted a quite few times in the past about academic blogging, but Sam focuses here on his experiences of using his blog. These experiences include … Continue reading

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Sarah Burton reviews C. Wright Mills and the Sociological Imagination: Contemporary Perspectives

Sarah Burton has reviewed John Scott and Ann Nilson’s edited collection on C.Wright Mills and the Sociological Imagination: Contemporary Perspectives for the LSE Review of Books.

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A second review of Punk Sociology

Last week I posted a link to Deborah Lupton’s review of Punk Sociology. A second review of the book has now been published, its by Jon Rainford and is available on his blog.

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Punk Sociology playlist on Spotify

The preface to my Punk Sociology book contains a playlist that can be listened to whilst reading chapter 2 of the book. The playlist is intended to help orientate the discussion for those who are not familiar with punk music and … Continue reading

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Deborah Lupton reviews Punk Sociology

I’m really pleased to say that Deborah Lupton has written a review of Punk Sociology for her excellent This Sociological Life blog.

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Predicting the future success of researchers and their research…academic moneyball

A bit of a scary article on the LSE Impact blog. It is a piece about using various metrics to predict which academics will achieve future success, and also to predict which journal articles will be most successful. The idea … Continue reading

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Punk Sociology…hardback and discount

I’ve just received my author copies of Punk Sociology. It’s really nice to see it. The discount I posted about the other day is now live, so the hardback version is available at half-price for a few days. The details … Continue reading

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Punk Sociology…50% discount

I posted previously about the recent publication of my Punk Sociology book. To mark 12 weeks since I submitted the manuscript, the publishers are offering a 50% discount on the hardback. This offer is only available for 7 days. The … Continue reading

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C. Wright Mills and the Sociological Imagination: Contemporary Perspectives

C. Wright Mills and the Sociological Imagination: Contemporary Perspectives edited by John Scott and Ann Nilsen has been published by Edward Elgar. The publishers site can be found here.

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Punk Sociology…published

My book Punk Sociology has now been published. I posted previously about the content of the book and Les Back’s endorsement (and also linking to chapter 1 which is still available open access). The book can now be accessed through … Continue reading

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