Month: January 2013

The internet was integral to the formation of the asexual community. While the details are slightly messier than such an account suggests, the sociologically important aspects of its history can be summarised as follows: Individuals who don’t experience sexual attraction are made to feel ‘broken’, ‘damaged’ or ‘fucked up’ by a culture which places great stress on […]

Call for Papers: RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2013, London, 28th-30th August 2013 Capitalism and Erotics Organiser: Jason Lim (Queen Mary, University of London, UK) Sponsored by the Space, Sexualities and Queer Research Group of the RGS-IBG This session seeks to examine the multitude of ways of thinking about the relationship between capitalism and erotics. Much recent […]

This question has been on my mind a lot this week. Largely because it occurred to me that I have yet to encounter a non-trivial answer to it. Sure, it’s easy to say academic blogging is blogging by academics. But what does this really tell us? Martin Weller has an interesting discussion along these lines in his book the Digital […]

Do you find social media taking up too much of your time? If so then IFTTT could be incredibly useful for you. It allows different social media channels to be connected up using statements of the form IF [x] THEN [Y] – where X is an event occurring on one channel and Y is an action on another channel.When I […]

Call for Papers: Citizenship and Belonging: A Postgraduate Conference Posted on December 3, 2012 by citizenshipandbelonging2013 Call for Papers and Participants for a two-day BSA-Sponsored Regional Postgraduate Event Citizenship and Belonging: A Postgraduate Conference Hosted by the University Nottingham On Monday the 25th and Tuesday the 26th of March 2013 Within Sociology, the study of […]

RESEARCH SEMINARS PROGRAMME Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster All seminars take place in room A6.9 at Harrow campus, University of Westminster All welcome, but please email Dr Anastasia Kavada at if you’d like to attend [Please scroll down for more information on each seminar and speaker] Date Speaker Title 6 Feb. Ben […]

CFP: Queer geographies and the politics of anti-normativity RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London, 28-30th August 2013 Convened by Eleanor Wilkinson (University of Leeds) Sponsored by the Space, Sexualities and Queer Research Group This session aims to critically question queer theory’s political commitment to anti-normativity. It seeks to challenge any rigid distinction between the normative and the […]

The CSWG Graduate Seminar Series starts this term with a seminar session on the topic ‘Women, Work and Family’. The seminar will be held on Wednesday the 23rd of January, 5pm-7pm in the Ramphal Builing, room R0.14. Presentations include: NATALIE WREYFORD, Kings College London – Gender and Networking for Work, Inside and Outside the UK Film Industry LUCILLE NONZWAKAZI MAQUBELA, University of Venda – Work-Family […]

The Social Theory Centre Postgraduate Seminars will take place in the odd weeks of the second term of 2012-2013 in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick. This series is particularly designed for postgraduate students interested in all aspects of social theory; whether based in Sociology or other social science of humanities disciplines – […]

University of Greenwich Business School Work and Employment Research Unit Seminar Series Wednesday 13 February 2013, 2 – 6p.m. EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL MOBILITY: WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON AND WHAT CAN BE DONE? Ken Roberts (Liverpool) ‘The real trend in social mobility: from upwards to downwards’ Lefteris Kretsos (Greenwich) ‘The persistent pandemic of Work Precariousness […]

In this podcast I talk to Les Back from Goldsmiths about his Academic Diary project. So what is the Academic Diary?  How did the idea for the project come about?  What did the process of crafting it entail?  Was the experience of producing it different to that of a more traditional publication?

How do you feel about academic blogging? If you are reading this then, chances are, you feel reasonably well inclined towards it. However if you are an academic blogger then you will undoubtedly be aware that many people are not so well inclined. This raises an obvious question: why? There are many different answers which […]

5, 6, 7 September 2013 | FCSH, UNL, Lisbon, Portugal | Call for papers and sessions Sexualities have become a legitimate and significant area of geographical research, across diverse areas ranging from cultural, social and feminist geographies, to political and economic domains. One of the main characteristics of studies on sexualities has been its critical […]