Monthly Archives: April 2013

Space / Place

For readers of this blog (Hi Mum!) you may be interested in a new inter-disciplinary workshop occurring at SHU next week (8th May). The Space/Place  get together is  a bit of an experiment / social gathering to see how people across faculties and … Continue reading

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Angellic Methods

This afternoon, between answering student queries and marking presentations (and following the frantic updates from Boston), I managed to find an hour to read Jennifer Platt‘s historical account of an interesting methods experiment from the 1940s. The article can be … Continue reading

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#britsoc13 : We do teach y’know

Lowlight 1: We do teach y’know In one of Chomsky’s later books, I think it’s Failed States but I may have got that wrong, he includes a two page conclusion in which he starts ‘Some people accuse me of never … Continue reading

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#britsoc13: BSA 2013 Review: Highlights, Lowlights, and Issues

From Weds 3 – Fri 6 last week the British Sociological Association Conference 2013 took place in the Grand Connaught Rooms in central London. It was my second BSA conference after last year in Leeds, and my first post-PhD, post-getting-a-Lectureship … Continue reading

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The goal of soc…

The goal of sociology is to uncover the most profoundly buried structures of the various social worlds which constitute the social universe, as well as the ‘mechanisms’ which tend to ensure their reproduction or their transformation. Pierre Bourdieu, The State … Continue reading

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