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  • Our Currency is Information

    The digital age has profoundly transformed the way people find and share information. The Internet is enabling collaboration between activists, hackers and journalists on an unprecedented scale. This has led to previously unimaginable possibilities in investigative reporting.  People are newly… Read More ›

  • What is the Function of the Social Movement Academic?

    This blog post is a copy of a working paper that I wrote for Durham Doctoral Working Papers last year. It is on the politico-ethical issues associated with researching social movements. My ideas have developed some what since then but… Read More ›

  • The Hacktivist Imagination

    In The Sociological Imagination, C.W. Mills set out the essential task for sociology as he saw it. His call was simple: to search for and articulate those (casual) connections between individual social environments (what he called ‘milieux’) and the wider socio-historical forces… Read More ›