Category Archives: writing

An interview with Shiloh Krupar

Stuart Elden has interviewed Shiloh Krupar for the Society and Space open site. The interview focuses on her excellent sounding new book Hot Spotter’s Report: Military Fables of Toxic Waste. The interview also discusses Krupar use of alternative styles and … Continue reading

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Les Back and Michael Bull discuss the tenth anniversary of the Auditory Culture Reader

The Auditory Culture Reader is a great book. I remember buying a copy at the British Sociological Association in 2004. I was working on my PhD at the time and the book really helped with the work I was trying … Continue reading

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Digital by-product data and the social sciences (my postgraduate module)

Over the last two or three weeks I’ve been working on my postgraduate module ‘Digital by-product data and the social sciences’. The module ran for the first time last year and I’ve been trying to develop the content a bit … Continue reading

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Discover Society is launched

Discover Society is a new online magazine that has just had its first issue published. This is a really important development. It is intended to be a magazine for open public social science. It’s open access and the pieces are … Continue reading

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Is it worth writing textbooks?

A few times recently I’ve heard some discussion of textbook writing. The underlying question always seems to be whether or not it is worth writing a textbook. You can understand the hesitation. The barriers are fairly obvious. Textbooks are clearly … Continue reading

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An audio interview about my book Popular Culture And New Media: The Politics Of Circulation

Dave O’Brien interviewed me for the critical theory section of the New Book Network. The interview is available in full here. The interview focused on my recently published book Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation, and we … Continue reading

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Punk Sociology…a very rough first draft of the manuscript for my next book

Last week I completed a very rough first draft of my next book. It’s now going to take me at least two or three months to edit it and shape it into its final form. I used the same approach … Continue reading

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Writing for Social Scientists by Howard Becker

I’ve posted before about how I like to read about writing, particularly when I’m spending dedicated time writing something. Last week I was talking to my colleague Anne Akeroyd about Howard Becker, she kindly gave me an old copy of … Continue reading

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Social media and the circulation of academic knowledge

I was asked to write a blog post on social media and the circulation of academic knowledge for the LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog. The post has now been published here. The piece looks at the way the social media are … Continue reading

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Starting a new writing project…

My new writing project is starting to take shape. These are the books I’m currently using. I’ve got a contract in place with Palgrave Macmillan for a book of up to 30,000 words in their new Palgrave Pivot series. So … Continue reading

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