A couple of months ago, I decided to put Sociological Imagination on hiatus after a contributing author posted something which left me unwilling to run a group blog without a proper editorial process. Since then I’ve been wondering what, if any, purpose this site could serve.
Unfortunately, none of us have the time nor energy to implement a proper editorial process. I’m open to suggestions from potential editing teams who have ideas about how to take this forward: e-mail using this form with your proposal to discuss.
In the meantime, it seems a waste to leave the site completely derelict. We still get 400-600 hits per day and have 29,000 followers on Twitter. Therefore, for the time being, we’re open to using this as a community noticeboard. If you have calls for papers, event announcements or calls for contributors to disseminate then send them in plain text using this form and I’ll publish them unless they seem obviously irrelevant to our audience.
In a few months, I’ll review the engagement to see if this function proves useful. At that point, we might actually call it a day on the site. There has been some great writing posted here over the years, so I would like to put together a book of highlights if we do take the site offline.
Categories: Committing Sociology