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Couze Venn remembers Stuart Hall

Couze Venn remembers Stuart Hall on the TCS open site.

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Les Back on Christmas Lights

Les Back has written this great piece on Christmas Lights and social class. The piece is called A Fairytale from New Addington.

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The problem of shelving Punk Sociology

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Goldsmiths’ Sociology and Warwick’s Politics departments discuss books

As part of their 50 year celebrations Goldsmiths Sociology department have a new Open Books feature on their website. It features staff and students reflecting on their current reading. It features three entries so far, maybe there will be more … Continue reading

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Access and Opportunity in the Social Sciences

The PhD students in my department are putting together a big postgraduate event looking at Access and Opportunity. At the moment they have John Urry booked in as a key note with more to follow. There is more information and … Continue reading

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Algorithmic power and cultural types

I found this link through Deborah Lupton on Twitter. The article provocatively suggests that your haircut might be used to predict what clothes you might wish to buy. It’s a piece about how algorithms are being used to make predictions … Continue reading

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Most viewed posts in 2013

In case it’s of any interest, these were the most viewed posts on this blog in 2013: Can academics manage without Twitter? (I also posted a short follow up to this here) Punk Sociology…cover, pre-orders, publisher’s site and an endorsement … Continue reading

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An event to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Goldsmiths’ Department of Media and Communications

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Call for papers for a special issue of Cultural Studies on ‘Everyday Debt and Credit’

CULTURAL STUDIES Special Issue: Everyday Debt and Credit Co-edited by Gregory J. Seigworth (Millersville University) and Joe Deville (Goldsmiths, University of London) Call for Papers How do ordinary matters of credit and debt circulate through the space-times of the everyday … Continue reading

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Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian…a two day conference

Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian a two day conference. Here is the conference website and here are the details: The ordinary and the everyday are intuitively self-evident, yet notoriously elusive. Efforts to define “ordinary language” or “everyday practice” have preoccupied thinkers across many disciplines: … Continue reading

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