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Sarah Burton reviews C. Wright Mills and the Sociological Imagination: Contemporary Perspectives

Sarah Burton has reviewed John Scott and Ann Nilson’s edited collection on C.Wright Mills and the Sociological Imagination: Contemporary Perspectives for the LSE Review of Books.

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C. Wright Mills and the Sociological Imagination: Contemporary Perspectives

C. Wright Mills and the Sociological Imagination: Contemporary Perspectives edited by John Scott and Ann Nilsen has been published by Edward Elgar. The publishers site can be found here.

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Digital by-product data and the sociological imagination

Tomorrow I’m running a session on ‘Digital by-product data and the sociological imagination: Imagining the future of social research’ for PhD students in the WhiteRose Doctoral training centre. The details of the event are here. The session will cover a … Continue reading

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Imagining the future of social research: Digital by-product data and the sociological imagination

An event for PhD students interested in digital sociology.

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Another open access piece added: the sociological imagination as popular culture

Following my previous post on Mad Men and sociology, I’ve just added a link to the following chapter to the open access materials section: Beer, D. & Burrows, R. (2010) ‘The sociological imagination as popular culture’, in, Burnett, J., Jeffers, … Continue reading

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Mad Men (and sociology)

I recently finished watching a DVD of Mad Men season 5. This year I’ve watched all of the seasons. Which is a good example of Scott Lash’s observation that DVD box sets are part of what he calls ‘intensive culture’. … Continue reading

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Dawn Lyon & Les Back on fishmongers

A brilliant article by Dawn Lyon and Les Back on fishmongers in the current issue of Sociological Research Online. They put some great description alongside photos and sounds. This is a great exploration of what the sociological imagination can reveal, … Continue reading

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C Wright Mills, The Politics of Truth and John Holmwood

I’ve been reading through C Wright Mills work in the The Politics of Truth collection (edited with a really nice biographical introduction by John H Summers). Its amazing really how radical and provocative some of his work was. The sociological … Continue reading

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Les Back on sociology’s promise

Over at the excellent Sociological Imagination blog there is this great video of Les Back reflecting on the promise of sociology. This blog is a really useful resource, there are some challenging posts on sociology’s problems and futures. There have … Continue reading

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Popular culture and the unconstrained sociological imagination

Over the last few years there has been one passage of academic social science text that has stayed with me more than any other. The issue it raises concers the way in which the sociological imagination is located and deployed … Continue reading

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