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Cfp: Mini Conference on Digital Sociology

MINI-CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL SOCIOLOGY CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Eastern Sociological Society New York City February 26-March 1, 2015 Millennium Broadway Hotel In keeping with the Eastern Sociological Society’s theme of “Crossing Borders”, the Digital Sociology Mini-Conference seeks papers that address the… Read More ›

The materiality of digital technology

This point made by Liz Stanley and Andrea Salter can’t be stressed enough: Digital communication is however a supremely material medium involving large amounts of hardware, including computers, cell-phones and tablets, requiring software platforms that structure and help shape in… Read More ›

The emergence of digital sociology

I’m really looking forward to Deborah Lupton’s book on Digital Sociology which is due to be released next year. There’s a extract from the introduction on her blog which gives a helpful overview of the pre-history of digital sociology, focusing… Read More ›

The politics of facebook

This post by Zeynep Tufekci on her Medium site is the best thing I’ve read yet about the recent facebook controversy. I’m struck by how this kind of power can be seen as no big deal. Large corporations exist to sell us things,… Read More ›

Adopting a homeless person

Is my title unfair? Part of me thinks it is but I can’t shake the feeling that this is what HandUp effectively amounts to, even though it probably does have a positive impact on the lives of the adoptees “homeless neighbors… Read More ›

Cfp “The ‘Spaces and Places’ of Professional Work in the Post-crisis Economy” – RC52 ‘Sociology of Professional Groups’ Interim Conference, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, 19-21 March 2015

Call for papers Interim Conference ISA – International Sociological Association – RC 52 ‘Professional Groups’ Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italy 19-21 March 2015 Session: The ‘Spaces and Places’ of Professional Work in the Post-crisis Economy [Session linked to… Read More ›

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