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Five propositions about #publicsociology

Some thoughts after yesterday’s public sociology day in Manchester: The meaning of ‘public sociology’ is not always self-evident and the enthusiasm of the impulse expressed through the term can cloud its meaning yet further. We need to be clear about what we are doing and why. This clarity can help […]

Sociology Social Media Assistant CfA

An interesting opportunity, though personally the language of ‘assistant’ and one year would put me off a little bit: *Apologies for crossposting* Dear Colleagues, Since its launch in August 2014, the Twitter account for Sociology has become a popular and important means of promoting the journal to a wide academic […]

Practical Sociology: Agenda for Action

BSA Sociologists outside Academia, in collaboration with Sage Publishing Ltd and the Sociological Imagination Practical Sociology: Agenda for Action A half-day workshop British Psychological Society meeting rooms, Tabernacle St London EC2A 4UE Monday 17 October 2016, 12.30 – 4.30pm How come – at least in the UK –you don’t come […]

“Where the fuck do they get their shit from!?”: Reality Television, Austerity Politics and Digital Public Sociology

It was with some trepidation that I found myself  watching Nick and Margaret’s We All Pay Your Benefits. This unspeakably contemptible show is presented as an “ambitious experiment” in which Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford (who weirdly enough finished a PhD in papyrology at UCL last year) “want to discover how much benefit is […]