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  • Mark 1:30 pm on November 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Why are there 3 philosophy magazines but no sociology one? 

    I just spotted New Philosopher for the first time, in an airport newsagents. I’ve occasionally bought or subscribed to Philosopher’s Magazine and Philosophy Now in the past. That makes three popular magazines about philosophy aimed at a general audience. Why such an abundance of philosophy magazines and yet no comparable sociology publications? Is it because the public appetite couldn’t support a sociology magazine? Or is it because sociologists haven’t tried since New Society folded? Is it time for Discover Society to launch a print edition? Or something else entirely?

     
  • Mark 1:06 pm on April 20, 2016 Permalink
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    Help support @DiscoverSoc 

    Dear Colleague,

    I hope that you have come across Discover Society the online magazine which publishes pieces based on social science research for a wide audience – you may even have written for us – but if not do check it out at discoversociety.org

    As Editors we are committed ensuring that the magazine continues to be free at the point of access and to keeping our costs low, but we want to develop the magazine further and need to cover the costs of doing so.

    Discover Society is approaching its third anniversary and is definitely a success – with over 25,000 hits on the site every month, close to 9,000 followers on Twitter, and a steady stream of people wanting to write pieces. If you enjoy Discover Society/ think it is useful for getting sociological research out there and you would like to help it to flourish please support it (either individually or as a Department) by becoming a ‘Friend of Discover Society’ and donating a small amount (or larger if you like!).

    Your support would mean that we could:

    • Fund the increasing costs of hosting and maintaining the website
    • Fund the continuation of the Discover Society Internship
    • Host Discover Society Lectures and other events to increase the reach of the magazine and the impact of the contributions
    • Increase our support for making social science research more accessible

    If you would like to help us to do these things, and more, please support the magazine by becoming a Friend of Discover Society via the Donate button on the front page at discoversociety.org.

    All good wishes

    Sue Scott
    John Holmwood
    Gurminder K Bhambra

    Managing Editors of Discover Society

     
  • Mark 7:55 pm on July 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Would you like to write for Discover Society? 

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    Discover Society is a free online magazine featuring articles on social research, policy analysis and commentary. It is supported by Policy Press and endorsed by the British Sociological Association and the Social Policy Association.

    We publish short (1500 word) research-based articles on a variety of topics. We also publish: ‘Viewpoints’ (on current social issues); ‘Policy Briefings’; ‘On the Frontline’, and a longer, ‘Focus’ article in each issue.

    Deadlines: mid-month for publication first Wednesday each month.

    Guidance for contributors, here: http://www.discoversociety.org/contribute/

    Potential contributions can be discussed in advance with the editors via a short ‘pitch’ sent to: discoversociety@outlook.com

     
  • Mark 10:21 am on June 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Discover Society Issue 9 

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    http://discoversociety.org

    ISSUE NINE: June 2014
       
    Focus:  
    Sue Scott On the Truth in Sex: The Times they are a-Changin’, or Not
     
    Articles:
    Ruth Holliday, David Bell, Meredith Jones & Olive Cheung Clinical Trails: Cosmetic Surgery Tourism
    Stephen Crossley “Joining the Dots”? The Role of Research in the ‘Troubled Families’ Agenda
    Naaz Rashid Framing Integration: The New Assimilation
    Navtej Purewal The Two Iron Ladies of 1984: Remembering the Postcoloniality of Operation Blue Star Thirty Years On
    Stevi Jackson Mother/ Daughter Relationships: Cultural Difference and Modernity
    Jenny van Hooff Conscious Uncoupling: Reassessing Agency and Desire in Couple Relationships
    Steve Garner Freeze Frame? Resisting the Relevance of Films about Slavery
    Maggie O’Neill The Slow University: Work, Time and Well-Being
                    Susie Scott, Liz McDonnell& Matt Dawson Asexual Lives: Social Relationships and Intimate Encounters
    Noor-ul-Ain Khawaja &Muhammad Hashsham Khan Egypt: From Mubarak to Sisi
    Viewpoint:
    James Hampshire UKIP’s Fox in the Henhouse
     
    On the Frontline:  
    Anonymous Crude Power in Thailand’s 2014 Coup: Old Soldiers Almost Die
     
    Policy Briefing:
    James Wilson Care.Data and the Future of the NHS

     

    Managing Editors: John Holmwood (Nottingham) and Sue Scott (York)

    Editorial Board: Kehinde Andrews (Newman); Lorenza Antonucci (West of Scotland);

    Les Back (Goldsmiths); Ben Baumberg (Kent); Gurminder K. Bhambra (Warwick);

    Mark Carrigan (Warwick); Suzanne Hall (LSE); Steve MacKay (Lincoln); David Mellor (Oxford); Katherine Smith (Edinburgh); Emma Uprichard (Warwick)

    Editorial Assistant: Rachel Jones

     

    Twitter: @discoversoc | Facebook |Email: discoversociety@outlook.com

     

    Published by Social Research Publishing (a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee)​

     

     
  • Mark 7:28 am on April 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Digital Public Sociology at #BritSoc14 

    It was interesting to follow the #BritSoc14 tweeting last week. The quality and quantity of the live tweeting was quite striking relative to previous conferences. Not surprisingly, it was the digital sociology sessions that provoked the most live tweeting. If Twitter is a reliable guide, which it probably isn’t, digital sociology seemed to be one of the most high profile topics at the conference. I was a bit dismayed to have missed the session I organised on Digital Public Sociology but thankfully Huw Davies recorded the talks:

    I’m not sure if ‘Digital Public Sociology’ is a useful expression. But it’s how I’ve come to think of a topic that’s been one of my main interests ever since the first year of my PhD when I encountered Pierre Bourdieu’s public sociology at the same time as I was starting to see the academic relevance of blogging (which had long been a fairly directionless hobby of mine). There was a great day at Warwick, organised by Michelle Kempson and Lucy Mayblin, called the Politics of Sociology which helped connect these things in my mind. But I’m finding ‘digital public sociology’ useful because it’s the first time I’ve been able to articulate my interest in a way that doesn’t feel reductive, having formerly found myself saying rather sheepishly “er I’m interesting in sociologists blogging and tweeting and stuff”.

    Edited to add: the disparity in the stats between the three talks is really striking. I hadn’t actually thought about the running order (I just added them in the order I uploaded the files) but it does seem as if Deborah’s talk is much more visible as a consequence of being first in the playlist.

     
    • jonrainford 8:28 am on April 29, 2014 Permalink

      And the quality of the tweeting I think is in part due to you! Much of what I learned and have refined came from listening and talking to you at the 2012 BSA conference.

      The more people read and the gage with live tweets, the more they develop their ‘craft’ and I do believe it is a craft. If you remember back 2 years, a large % of the tweets came from you so a lot of good practice has evolved out of the hard work you put in.

    • fuhriello 10:12 am on April 29, 2014 Permalink

    • Mark 2:16 pm on April 29, 2014 Permalink

      cheers jon, that’s very nice of you to say 🙂 it’s a more helpful way to look at it, as opposed to “damn why did twitter take off with the bsa just as I quit it?” which is how I’ve tended to look at it since the conference…

  • Mark 11:21 pm on February 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Discover Society #5 

    DISCOVER SOCIETY

    Measured-Factual-Critical

    http://discoversociety.org

    ISSUE FIVE:

    February 2014

     

    Focus:

     

    Andrew McGettigan

    Managerialism, Democracy and the New Political Economy of English Higher Education

     

    Articles:

                                  

    Mary Stuart

    Reconnecting and Re–Purposing the Civic Purpose of Universities

    Diane Reay

    From Academic Freedom to Academic Capitalism

    Nick Stevenson

    Wars Over English The Culture Schools

    Timothy Clarke, Pojanath Bhatanacharoen & David Greatbatch

    Manufacturing Management Celebrity

    Malcolm James

    Mark Duggan and Britain’s Postcolonial Politics of Death

    Paola Tubaro

    Why Online Privacy is not Dead: Negotiation and Conflict in Social Media

    Michael O’Regan

    The Tyrannies of Collaborative Consumption

    Des Fitzgerald, Nikolas Rose,
    & Ilina Singh

    Urban Life and Mental Health: Re-Visiting Politics, Society and Biology

                    Jackie Turton

    Moral Panics and Youth Crime – Where are the Girls?

    John Veit-Wilson

    Poverty 50 Years On – But What is Poverty?

    Viewpoint:

     

    Priyamvada Gopal

    The Assault on Higher Education and Democracy

     

    On the Frontline:

     

    Mahmoona Shah

    Further Education – for other people’s children?

     

    Policy Briefing:

     

    John Holmwood

    Whither Fees and Loans?

    Managing Editors: John Holmwood (University of Nottingham) and Sue Scott (University of York)

    Editorial Board: Kehinde Andrews (Newman University); Lorenza Antonucci (University of West of Scotland); Les Back (Goldsmiths); Ben Baumberg (University of Kent); Gurminder K. Bhambra (University of Warwick); Mark Carrigan (University of Warwick); Suzanne Hall (LSE); Steve MacKay (University of Lincoln); David Mellor (University of Oxford); Alison Shaw (Policy Press at the University of Bristol); Katherine Smith (University of Edinburgh); Emma Uprichard (University of Warwick).

    Twitter: @discoversoc | Facebook |Email: discoversociety@outlook.com

    Published by Social Research Publishing (a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee)

     

     
  • Mark 9:56 am on December 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Discover Society Issue 3: Wealth 

    Please circulate on local lists

    DISCOVER SOCIETY

    Measured-Factual-Critical

    http://discoversociety.org

    ISSUE Three:

    December 2013

    Special Issue on Wealth

     

     

    Focus:

     

    John Hills

    The Distribution of Wealth: What We Think and How It Is

     

     

    Articles:

                             

    Caroline Knowles

    Millionaires Welcome: UK Migration and London Neighbourhoods

    John Urry

    The Rich-Class and Offshore Worlds

    Beverley Searle

    Help to Wealth-Fare

    Roger Burrows

    The New Gilded Ghettoes: The Geo-Demographics of the Super-Rich 

    Beth Breeze

    Mathew Bond

    Adam Leaver

    Why Do Rich People Give?

    Elite Conviviality and the British Political Class

    Growth in Whose Interests?

    Norman Stockman

    In Praise of Ralph Miliband, Political Sociologist       

    Graham Scambler

    From Power Elite to Ruling Oligarchy

    Sam Hillyard

    ‘My Toothbrush Isn’t Foaming’: The Changing Status of the Rural Upper Class

                    

     

    Viewpoint:

     

    Rajiv Prabhakar

    The Case for Inheritance Tax

     

     

    On the Frontline:

     

    Rowland Atkinson

    Domestic Sovereigns: Wealth and Public Space

     

     

    Policy Briefing:

     

    Matt Barnes

    Home-Owners Get Richer and the Housing Ladder Gets Pulled Up

    Managing Editors: John Holmwood (University of Nottingham) and Sue Scott (University of York)

    Editorial Board: Kehinde Andrews (Newman University); Lorenza Antonucci (University of West of Scotland); Les Back (Goldsmiths); Ben Baumberg (University of Kent); Gurminder K. Bhambra (University of Warwick); Mark Carrigan (University of Warwick); Suzanne Hall (LSE); Steve MacKay (University of Lincoln); David Mellor (University of Oxford); Katherine Smith (University of Edinburgh); Emma Uprichard (University of Warwick).

    Twitter: @discoversoc https://twitter.com/DiscoverSoc

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/discoversociety

    Email: discoversociety@outlook.com

    Published by Social Research Publishing (a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee)

     
  • Mark 9:57 am on November 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Discover Society Issue 2 Out Now 

    Issue 2 of online magazine of social research, policy analysis and commentary, Discover Society, out today.

    DISCOVER SOCIETY

    Measured-Factual-Critical

    http://discoversociety.org

    ISSUE TWO:

    November 2013

     

     

    Focus:

     

    Danny Dorling

    Dismantling Universalism: Inequality and Public Health

     

    Articles:

                             

    John Brewer

    Culture, Class and Protestantism in Urban Belfast

     Lynn Jamieson

    John MacInnes and

                                    Sin Yi Cheung

    Tom Shakespeare

    How Spare are Bedroom-Tax Rooms?

    Creating Public Attitudes to Immigration by Mis-Counting

     

    Day of Reckoning

    Kehinde Andrews and

    Lisa Palmer

    Larry Ray

    Why Black Studies Matters

     

    Photography and the Public Sphere

    Momin Rahman

    Michael Farrelly

    The Rise of Ideological Secularism: Quebec’s Proposed Charter of Values  

    Debating Energy                      

    Fiona McQueen

    Rachel Thwaites

    More Equal? Still Different?

    What’s in a Name? Gendered Naming Practices and Identity in Britain

     

     

    Viewpoint:

    Julia O’Connell Davidson

    What’s Wrong with Modern Slavery? Why Theresa May in Wilberforce’s Clothing Won’t Appeal to All

     

     

    On the Frontline:

     

    Saul Becker and Joe Sempik

    Young Carers

     

    Policy Briefing:

    Stephen MacKay

    Agency and the Child Support Agency

     

    Managing Editors: John Holmwood (University of Nottingham) and Sue Scott (University of York)

    Editorial Board: Kehinde Andrews (Newman University); Lorenza Antonucci (University of West of Scotland); Les Back (Goldsmiths); Ben Baumberg (University of Kent); Gurminder K. Bhambra (University of Warwick); Mark Carrigan (University of Warwick); Suzanne Hall (LSE); Steve MacKay (University of Lincoln); David Mellor (University of Oxford); Katherine Smith (University of Edinburgh); Emma Uprichard (University of Warwick).

    Twitter: @discoversoc https://twitter.com/DiscoverSoc

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/discoversociety

    Email: discoversociety@outlook.com

     

    Published by Social Research Publishing (a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee)

     
  • Mark 8:32 pm on October 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    CfP: Discover Society 

    Announcing a new monthly online magazine of social research, policy analysis and commentary

    CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

    DISCOVER SOCIETY

    Measured-Factual-Critical

    http://discoversociety.org

    We publish short (1500 word) research-based articles on social topics. We also publish: ‘Viewpoints’ (on current social issues); ‘Policy Briefings’; ‘On the Frontline’, and a longer, ‘Focus’ article in each issue

    We welcome contributions that are research-based and meet our guidance for contributors (available online: http://bit.ly/18LEZMg)

    Potential contributions can be discussed in advance with the editors via a short ‘pitch’ sent to: discoversociety@outlook.com

    Managing Editors: John Holmwood (University of Nottingham) and Sue Scott (University of York)

    Editorial Board: Kehinde Andrews (Newman University); Lorenza Antonucci (University of West of Scotland); Les Back (Goldsmiths); Ben Baumberg (University of Kent); Gurminder K. Bhambra (University of Warwick); Mark Carrigan (University of Warwick); Emma Uprichard (University of Warwick); David Mellor (University of Oxford); Katherine Smith (University of Edinburgh).

    Twitter: @discoversoc (https://twitter.com/DiscoverSoc)

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/discoversociety

    Email: discoversociety@outlook.com

     
  • Mark 10:10 am on October 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Discover Society 

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    DISCOVER SOCIETY

    Measured-Factual-Critical

    http://discoversociety.org

    The first issue includes articles by: Gurminder K. Bhambra, Sam Friedman, Jacqui Gabb and Janet Fink, Peter Taylor-Gooby, Suzanne Hall, Lisa McKenzie, Alice Mah, James Nazroo, Karen Rowlingson and Steve McKay, Emma Uprichard, Alan Warde, and Mike Savage

    Further details:

    Twitter: @discoversoc (https://twitter.com/DiscoverSoc)

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/discoversociety

    Email: discoversociety@outlook.com

    Managing Editors: John Holmwood (University of Nottingham) and Sue Scott (University of York)

    Editorial Board: Kehinde Andrews (Newman University); Lorenza Antonucci (University of West of Scotland); Les Back (Goldsmiths); Ben Baumberg (University of Kent); Gurminder K. Bhambra (University of Warwick); Mark Carrigan (University of Warwick); Suzanne Hall (LSE); David Mellor (University of Oxford); Katherine Smith (University of Edinburgh); Emma Uprichard (University of Warwick).

     
  • Mark 8:26 pm on October 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    CfP: Discover Society 

    Announcing a new monthly online magazine of social research, policy analysis and commentary

    CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

    DISCOVER SOCIETY

    Measured-Factual-Critical

    http://discoversociety.org

    We publish short (1500 word) research-based articles on social topics. We also publish: ‘Viewpoints’ (on current social issues); ‘Policy Briefings’; ‘On the Frontline’, and a longer, ‘Focus’ article in each issue

    We welcome contributions that are research-based and meet our guidance for contributors (available online: http://bit.ly/18LEZMg)

    Potential contributions can be discussed in advance with the editors via a short ‘pitch’ sent to: discoversociety@outlook.com

    Managing Editors: John Holmwood (University of Nottingham) and Sue Scott (University of York)

    Editorial Board: Kehinde Andrews (Newman University); Lorenza Antonucci (University of West of Scotland); Les Back (Goldsmiths); Ben Baumberg (University of Kent); Gurminder K. Bhambra (University of Warwick); Mark Carrigan (University of Warwick); Emma Uprichard (University of Warwick); David Mellor (University of Oxford); Katherine Smith (University of Edinburgh).

    Twitter: @discoversoc (https://twitter.com/DiscoverSoc)

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/discoversociety

    Email: discoversociety@outlook.com

     
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