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Globalisation, textbooks and teaching

The Antipode open site have published a review symposium focusing on Matthew Sparke’s book Introducing Globalization: Ties, Tensions and Uneven Integration. There are four reviews and a response from the author. The reviews are by Stephen Young, Jamey Essex, Farhang … Continue reading


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Digital by-product data and the social sciences (my postgraduate module)

Over the last two or three weeks I’ve been working on my postgraduate module ‘Digital by-product data and the social sciences’. The module ran for the first time last year and I’ve been trying to develop the content a bit … Continue reading

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Popular Culture, Media & Society (my undergraduate module)

This summer I’ve spent quite a bit of time reflecting on my undergraduate module ‘Popular Culture, Media & Society’. It’s a year-long second year module that I co-ordinate, I also do most of the teaching on it (I’m doing 15 … Continue reading

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Shifting to teaching mode

I’m just about to shift from writing to teaching mode. Much of the summer has been spent writing or with student admissions, but I’m going to try to spend this month splitting my attention between putting together my new teaching … Continue reading

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The Simpsons as a teaching tool

Knowing my fondness for The Simpsons a colleague just sent me a link to this article, ‘Teaching Sociology Seminars through The Simpsons‘. Looks great and appears to give some quite specific ideas about how to build The Simpsons into the … Continue reading

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