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Les Back on the politics of music

Les Back has continued his series of audio podcasts from his research sabbatical with two posts on the politics of music (the full series of Les’ postcards from his sabbatical podcasts is available here). The first podcast discusses Les’ attempts … Continue reading

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Punk Sociology…cover, pre-orders, publisher’s site and an endorsement

My Punk Sociology book has a cover and is now available for pre-orders (for those who are interested the information on this is below). The process is moving at lightning speed. The book is due for publication on 7th January. … 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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Audio podcasts of talks on the topic of digital sociology

Mark Carrigan’s blog is proving to be an excellent resource for materials to use on my postgraduate module on ‘digital by-product data and the social sciences’. He has recently posted a series if audio podcasts of talks on digital sociology. … Continue reading

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Les Back on visual sociology and the photography of Pierre Bourdieu

Also on the CUCR blog are two recently posted interview ‘webcasts’ featuring Les Back. Both offer some thoughts in the recent International Visual Sociology Association annual conference. In the first video Les talks about his keynote conference address in the … Continue reading

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Live Methods edited by Les Back & Nirmal Puwar

I’ve started working my way through Live Methods edited by Les Back & Nirmal Puwar. So far I’ve read the first couple of chapters and scanned through some of the others. It’s a brilliant book; it’s lively and provocative and … Continue reading

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Rethinking the sociological craft, another interview with Les Back

Following up on my previous post, I just cam across another interview with Les Back on Mark Carrigan’s site. This time marks is talking to Les about the future of sociology. Les raises a number of really interesting and provocative … Continue reading

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