Monthly Archives: March 2015

Who’s not punking their sociology?

After eventually getting round to reading Dave Beer’s Punk Sociology (like Lisa McKenzie’s Getting By, one of those books everyone’s been talking about) I’m feeling pleased and annoyed. Pleased because I agree with so much of Beer’s analysis, annoyed because, … Continue reading

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A short coda to the state of the state

I’ve just reviewed Bourdieu’s lectures On the State for the LSE Review of Books. It’s a great and surprising read, and not just because of the breadth of intellectual pursuit and examples he provides in trying to unpack the modern … Continue reading

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The long-term benefits of getting (a bit) drunk and being (a bit) annoying at academic conferences

A few years ago, Beth Breeze (philanthropy guru) and I conducted some research on what homeless people felt about the representation of homeless people in the fundraising literature used by homelessness charities. The original research is published here and here, … Continue reading

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