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The End of Theorists?

We’ve indirectly linked to this before but stumbling across it momentarily reminded me of how good it is: The End of Theorists: The Relevance, Opportunities, and Pitfalls of Theorizing in Sociology Today

Making Sociology Public

This was originally published on Making Science Public Ever since I began to study Sociology, I’ve been fascinated by the question of how the discipline orientates itself towards public life. When I first encountered Sociology I was an intellectually frustrated… Read More ›

The Lure of Minimalism

What is ‘lifestyle minimalism’? To a certain extent it depends upon whom you ask. It’s often talked about as a ‘tool’ to live a simpler and more meaningful life. It’s often framed in terms of reducing ‘stuff’ through sometimes extremely rigid… Read More ›

Coping with Acceleration

I wrote recently about cognitive triage in higher education and its ramifications for personal reflexivity. My claim is that an inflation of situational demands leads subjects to prioritise the urgent, moving immediately from one necessity to another, in a way which crowds… Read More ›