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Rethinking The World is a new regular column by Prakash Kona

The Art of the Steal

A really interesting film via Dan Silver: This is a fascinating documentary film about the longstanding financial problems of the Barnes Foundation, a $25-billion collection of mostly Modernist and post-Impressionist artworks, and the foundation officers’ successful effort to break Albert… Read More ›

Plagiarism

by Michael Palkowski   Professor Steve Fuller, an eminent sociologist at the university of Warwick recently published a provocative blog post on the ways in which academia deals with plagiarism, titled “Plagiarism: Observations on Academia’s Self-Induced Moral Panic”. In this article,… Read More ›

Howard Becker: Chicago, 1950, Another Look

Thanks to Lynn Jamieson for linking to this video of Howard Becker giving the Goffman memorial lecture at the University of Edinburgh. Unfortunately, we can’t embed the video but you can watch it online here: http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/events/goffman/2014_2015/goffman_memorial_lecture.

Everyday Life in Salford

A really interesting project undertaken by SA&RF: Everyday Life in Salford. Read more about the project here. The book itself can be downloaded for free here: Everyday_Life_in_Salford I am pleased to present the book of Everyday Life in Salford. Through this project,… Read More ›