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 ›
In this podcast Les Back discusses the enduring significance of C. Wright Mills to sociology. He mentions a (fantastic) book during his talk which we’ve embedded below. Les Back on Sociology’s Promise
A question I asked Prof Les Back from Goldsmiths College at the BSA conference last week.
Do ‘prestigious’ journals make academics lazy? An unlikely parallel with the art world Training, teaching or empowering people with social media? A case study of a university’s digital strategy Podcast with Martin Eve about Open Source Academic Publishing The ‘prestige’ of journals in… Read More ›
The next sexual revolution…?
In this podcast Mark Carrigan talks to Nick Crossley about his recent book Towards Relational Sociology. The interview covers relational sociology, interdisciplinary approaches to social theory, the future of social theory and the contested status of quantitative methods. Relational Sociology
In this podcast Mark Carrigan talks to Emma Rees about her new book Can’t, which explores the strange and confused representation of the female genitalia in contemporary culture.
In this podcast Mark Carrigan talks to Katherine Davies, a researcher in the Morgan Centre at Manchester University, about her work on sibling relationships and personal identity. Despite the obviously somewhat common experience of sibling relationships, it’s an area that has largely been… Read More ›
In this podcast from the SI Sociology of Sport seminar, Deborah Butler talks about her research on the Horse Racing industry Deborah Butler on Horse Racing
In this talk from SI’s Sociology of Sport seminar on 20 June 2011, Dr Sam Farooq discusses religious masculinities in sport Religious masculinities in youth sport
A couple of months ago Sociological Imagination held its first seminar on the Sociology of Sport. Given quite how few people ever want to travel to the University of Warwick (it’s a bit of a hassle and the campus is… Read More ›
Nick Couldry is Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College. In this podcast Mark Carrigan talks to him about his recent work on neoliberalism and the possibility of a post-neoliberal politics. The conversation encompasses his last book, After Voice, as well as the… Read More ›
In this podcast Colin Crouch talks about his thesis of post-democracy. He argues that western liberal democracies are moving into a stage of post-democracy where the formal institutions of democracy continue to exist but the pervasive culture of participation and engagement… Read More ›
Team sports are often seen a traditionally homophobia arena within society. In a second interview with Dr Eric Anderson, he argues that this widespread assumption is increasingly inaccurate. Through analysing the relationship between sport and wider society he offers an… Read More ›