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Deborah Lupton on the academic quantified self

Deborah Lupton provides some thoughtful reflections in the post on the academic quantified self. It builds on some recent pieces on the way in which academics and their work are measured and captured in the form of metrics. There are … Continue reading

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Books that inspired…

The LSE blog has a section on academic inspiration. It contains podcasts and essays on the books that inspired a range of academics. This includes both fiction and non-fiction choices.

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Deborah Lupton on blogging (an audio interview)…

Deborah Lupton, who is really taking a lead on digital sociology, has been interviewed by Mark Carrigan for his Digital Sociologists series of podcasts. The interview is available here. This is the forth in the series. The previous contributors were … Continue reading


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Can academics manage without Twitter?

Following David Hill’s post about joining Twitter, I’ve been thinking again about joining Twitter. A few months I posted about Twitter. In that post I spoke about my concerns of constant connection and the work it seemed to require, amongst … Continue reading

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Why is blogging useful?

The sociologicalimagination.org has some thoughts on why academic blogging is useful. There are some tweets here about the topic and some reflections on what these different points suggest. Mark suggests that blogs are being used in a variety of ways … Continue reading

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Mark Carrigan on academic blogging

Following on from my previous post, Mark Carrigan offers some thoughtful reflections on academic blogging. He raises lots of issues here. The piece explores (and defends) the relative value of academic blogging and how it might fit into academic work. … Continue reading

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An open access debate about open access

I’ve mentioned here before the debate about open access publishing that has been going in the the pages of the journal Political Geography. I’m fortunate to have a piece in the debate, which is proving to be lively. I’ve just … Continue reading

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Algorithms in the academy: the sorting of academic practice

The following post is the full-length version of a piece that was published in edited form in Times Higher Education. David Beer In their song ‘Life’s an Ocean’, which appeared on their 1995 album A Northern Soul, The Verve sang … Continue reading

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