Earlier this month, I spoke to Nicholas Gane (Warwick) and Les Back (Goldsmiths) about an article they published in Theory, Culture & Society. It was called C. Wright Mills 50 Years On: The Promise and Craft of Sociology Revisited and, as you can… Read More ›
This podcast is a talk by Lisa Mckenzie (twitter.com/redrumlisa) given at a Politics of Public Engagement in January 2014. You can read Lisa’s post for us here. Her new book has just been released.
This seminar organised by the Quantified Self Research Network brought together a range of thinkers to discuss sociological perspectives on digital health. Dr. Conor Farrington (Cambridge) – The Sensemaking Spectrum: Understanding User Interactions with the Artificial Pancreas The artificial pancreas (AP) is a… Read More ›
This podcast by Graham Scambler was recorded at a Centre for Social Ontology event in November 2014. Margaret Archer’s recent contributions to our understanding of reflexivity in late capitalist society provide useful resources for theorizing across the substantive domains of… Read More ›
This podcast by Dave Elder-Vass (Loughborough University) is from a Centre for Social Ontology event in January 2015. Unfortunately it cuts off a few minutes from the end – sorry! Prosumption – the unpaid performance of productive work by ‘consumers’… Read More ›
This podcast is an introduction to social ontology given by Margaret Archer at a Centre for Social Ontology event in June 2014
My response to a lecture by Deborah Lupton on Digital Sociology at the University of Warwick on January 13th.
Available online here. It would be great if more academics did this.
In this podcast recorded at a Centre for Social Ontology seminar, Daniel Chernilo (Reader in Social and Political Thought at Loughborough University) discusses his work on philosophical sociology. This was the basis for a recent paper in the British Journal of Sociology.
In this video, Dalton Conley discusses the C.W.Mills’ idea that a successful sociologist makes the familiar strange.
As part of the University of Warwick’s mini Christmas lecture series this year, Dr Sam Lyle talks about how women make Christmas happen: See all fascinating and informative mini lectures here!
In this interview I talk to Alex Smith (right) about the New Ethnographies book series he edits. I was interested in this series because of its deliberate intention to embrace and ferment the extension and productive growth of this most traditional… Read More ›
In this interview Mark Carrigan talks to Paolo Gerbaudo about his new book Tweets and the Streets. In a fascinating study based on ethnographic fieldwork during the Egyptian revolution, the author deftly charts a course which avoids the extremes that polarise the… Read More ›
In this interview Mark Carrigan talks to Alex Smith (right) about his recent fieldwork in Kansas City, part of the larger Making Science Public project, exploring the role that debates about the status of science are having in the unfolding of the… Read More ›
In this short podcast recorded at a Digital Change GPP discussion event earlier this year, Eleonora Belfiore discusses her experience of using social media as an academic.
In September 2012, the University of Warwick held a conference on the ‘Understanding Parenting: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives’. It was supported by The Wellcome Trust and brought together researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to discuss the debates surrounding childlessness, childbearing and childrearing. The… Read More ›
In this podcast, originally recorded for Sociology@Warwick, Bob Carter and Nickie Charles discuss their new book Humans and Other Animals. A paper on this subject written by Nickie Charles is available online here.
In this podcast, originally recorded for Sociology@Warwick, Claire Blencowe talks about her new book Biopolitical Experience: Biopolitical Experience offers an original and comprehensive interpretation of Michel Foucault’s analysis of biopolitics – situating biopolitics in the context of embodied histories of subjectivity, affective investments and… Read More ›
This podcast discusses cultural consumption in contemporary British society, exploring who does what and why, against the backdrop of the ethos of creative workers. The cultural ‘omnivore’ thesis is outlined and critiqued, suggesting the importance of expertise, social status and… Read More ›
This podcast is a recording of Mike O’Donnell’s talk at the C. Wright Mills session from the BSA conference in April 2012. Mike has written for SI on similar themes in the past: Charles Wright Mills’ Sociological Imagination and why we fail to… Read More ›
This podcast is a recording of John Holmwood’s talk at the C. Wright Mills session from the BSA conference in April 2012. The snippet below is from the subsequent q&a session. (main podcast) (snippet)
The Transformation of Academic Practice – Interview with Martin Weller, author of the Digital Scholar
In this podcast I talk to Martin Weller, author of the Digital Scholar, about the changes which digital technology is bringing about within academia and where they might ultimately lead.
In this interview recorded at the BSA conference in April 2012, Les Back reflects upon the significance of last summer’s riots in the UK and what, if anything, has been learnt from them.
In a recent article Aditya Chakrabortty argued that economics has failed us but sociology has been unable to offer any alternatives. In this podcast I talk to Melanie Simms of Warwick Business School, who signed this group letter to the Guardian, about work sociology and its… Read More ›
Michael Burawoy is president of the International Sociological Association and John Holmwood was recently elected president of the British Sociological Association from June 2012 onwards. In this dialogue recorded at the BSA conference in April 2012, they explore the challenges faced by public sociology in… Read More ›