Can anyone recommend any other videos like this? I think I want to write an article for SociologicalImagination.org about envisioning socio-technological futures…
Month: October 2011
I mean it’s still a bit silly! But not in a socio-technologically unfeasible kind of way.
Occupy protesters should target governments not City, LSE chairman says | UK news | guardian.co.uk. The chairman of the London Stock Exchange has urged the Occupy movement to blame irresponsible governments rather than City institutions for the global financial crisis. The LSE is the target of the Occupy the London Stock Exchange protest, but Chris Gibson-Smith believes the inhabitants of the […]
But don’t know where to start? Then go to automatic insurrection. If you don’t get the joke, click ‘again’. If you still don’t get the joke then there’s basically no hope for you. Sorry.
Why am I so utterly oblivious to the misandry you’re asking me about? Am I the victim of false consciousness? If misandry were as ostentatiously rife within gender studies courses as you claim, how did I manage to extract so much personal enjoyment from such a course? How did so many other males manage to […]
Being slightly poorer might actually enrich our lives – Telegraph How weird is this? I find Janet Daley’s columns morbidly fascinating given that, in a manner not dissimilar to Simon Heffer, she often seems like an unusually clear spokesperson for the neoliberal world view in the broadest sense of the term. So when she begins […]
The initial details for the panel I’m organising at the British Sociological Association annual conference next year, as part of the Theory stream, are starting to take shape: In March 2012 it will have been 50 years since the death of C. Wright Mills. In that time the world has changed beyond recognition: the Cold […]
In this presentation I will explore the unfolding of austerity politics in the UK in terms of longstanding tendencies towards the narrowing of political and cultural horizons in political life. I argue that this trend can, at root, be understood in terms of a ‘deficit of sociological imagination’ in mainstream political discourse. While Wright-Mills felt […]
In an article over the summer Julian Astle, former director of liberal think tank Centre Forum, suggested that the UK had been governed for much of the last two decades by a ‘secret club’: Numbering no more than 15 frontline politicians and a similar number of key advisers, it includes the last remaining Blairites and […]