Category Archives: writing

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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My current reading, writing and the ebb/flow of the academic year

Over the last three or four weeks I’ve not really posted very much on here about my research. This is largely because of the ebb and flow of the academic year. The end of the second term is always a … Continue reading

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Writing Space

There is a really interesting post here by Stuart Elden on his writing space, which links into another post on the topic and a related Twitter hashtag (#whereiwrite). My writing space has varied a bit over the last couple of … 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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2 years and 526 posts

(A Lego mock-up of my office) It is just coming up to two years since I started this blog. I began around mid-January 2012. This is my 526th post. I’m actually quite surprised that it has lasted this long and … Continue reading

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Punk Sociology…chapter 1 is now open access

Chapter 1 of my forthcoming book Punk Sociology is now available open access. The chapter (and book’s contents page) is available here and the publisher site is here. This chapter is probably the most conventional bit of the book, in that it … Continue reading

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