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An introduction to analytical sociology

One of the most intellectually vibrant movements in contemporary social theory is analytical sociology. This is how the International Network of Analytical Sociologists describe it on their (shiny) website: Analytical sociology is a strategy for understanding the social world. It is concerned with explaining… Read More ›

CfP: The Sociological Craft Project

In this new feature the Sociological Imagination invites short (2500 word max) contributions reflecting on any aspect of sociological craft. We use the term ‘craft’ in the broad sense conveyed by Richard Sennett: Craftsmanship names an enduring, basic human impulse, the desire to do a… Read More ›

The big data brain drain

This provocative post by Jake VanderPlas argues that “the skills required to be a successful scientific researcher are increasingly indistinguishable from the skills required to be successful in industry” and that important implications follow from this for the future of higher education. There… Read More ›

Multicultural Britain: Conviviality

Multicultural Britain: Conviviality #ShareRamadan with Neighbours, Colleagues and Friends The political pessimism about multiculturalism is evident in announcements of its death that keep on coming nearly a decade after Gilroy (2005:1) put forth who was to blame: “the murderous culprits… Read More ›