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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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