Tag Archives: Sociology

Audio interviews on 50 years of sociology at Goldsmiths

I’ve posted links to some of the materials celebrating 50 years of sociology at Goldsmiths. They’ve now posted four audio interviews reflecting on the development of sociology at Goldsmiths, and also how the department has influenced individual careers and broader … Continue reading

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Nick Couldry’s review essay on the convergence of cultural studies and sociology

The International Journal of Communication have just published a review essay by Nick Couldry on ‘Structures of Ambivalence: The Converging Horizons of Cultural Studies and Sociology‘ (it’s open access). Nick’s review responds to four books that explore this convergence – … Continue reading

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The history (and future) of sociology at Goldsmiths

As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations the sociology department at Goldsmiths have been posting various items about their history. They have just posted this really interesting exchange on the history if the department. The exchange involves a range of … Continue reading

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Friday Unpolished Papers seminar series

My colleague Gareth Millington has put together a new seminar series. The Friday Unpolished Papers are intended to be works in progress, its a space for people to try out ideas or to have a practice at conference presentations etc. … 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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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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New Live Sociology site

Goldsmiths sociology have launched a new ‘Live Sociology‘ web resource. It is still in its beta stages, so it is under development, but it already has links to lots of resources. The idea seems to be to provide a single … Continue reading

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Why should sociologists study digital media?

Deborah Lupton has posted a comprehensive and helpful list of the reasons why sociologists should study digital media. The post on her This Sociological Life blog argues for the centrality of digital media in a range of social processes, practices … Continue reading

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Is the use of social media becoming mainstream in sociology?

In a recent post on his blog, Mark Carrigan has asked if the use of social media is becoming mainstream in UK sociology. He suggests that he has seen a significant increase in sociologists using social media over the last … Continue reading

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Finding sociology’s future in its history

I recently finished reading Chris Renwick’s excellent book British Sociology’s Lost Biological Roots: A History of Futures Past. It’s a detailed history of the development of British sociology in the early twentieth century. The book focuses upon Francis Galton, Patrick … Continue reading

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