88% of the self-generated, sexually explicit online images and videos of young people their analysts encountered had been taken from their original location and uploaded onto other websites, shows a recent study by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). Read the… Read More ›
Archive for October 2012
A short documentary on C. Wright Mills life, theories, accomplishments, and impacts on society. Not exactly the slickest film you’re likely to find on the internet but a useful and sympathetic overview of his work.
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.
“Academia 2.0” on Bundlr
Often when speaking of post-war developments in pragmatism, many people tend to focus on the philosophy of the latter Wittgenstein or Rorty. However, such an exclusive focus tends to eclipse other notable contributions. In Cornel West’s genealogy of pragmatism, C…. Read More ›
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 ›
Click on the image below to explore this visualisation of international number ones (as the people behind it point out: every country is the best at something!) from the wonderful website Information is Beautiful.
This rather striking self-portrait is part of an even more striking project. Artist Brian Lewis Saunders, who is rather keen on self-portraits more generally, undertook an experiment in artistic perception: he took a different drug every day and drew himself… Read More ›
It has been over 50 years since C. Wright Mills wrote the Sociological Imagination. In that time the world has changed beyond recognition: the Cold War ended, the Keynesian consensus broke down, a globalizing neoliberalism rose to the ascendancy and… Read More ›
“Getting Started: Social Media for Academics” on Bundlr
In this great podcast from Resonance FM Seth Wheeler and Aaron Peters discuss intergenerational justice and its relationship to class analysis with the Guardian’s Shiv Malik. Shiv is on the advisory board for the Intergenerational Justice Foundation and is the co-author, with Ed Howker,… Read More ›
9:30am to 5:30pm, Friday 9th November at the Manchester Digital Laboratory Suitable for complete beginners or those who need a refresher, this intensive one day course will cover all the core functionality of NVivo: An overview of the software Managing and… Read More ›
“What does it mean to be a public intellectual in a digital age?” on Bundlr
Do you administer a JISCMail? I administer two: asexuality-discuss and socialmedia-discuss. Though I’m bad at administering them and, partly for this reason, nothing much happens on them. This is a shame because my initial motivation still stands: I thought there was inadequate dialogue… Read More ›
It’s pretty much impossible to start a debate with “Topic X. Discuss.” An interesting, controversial or downright unusual source is a great way of getting things going – introduce it at the beginning, show it on screen or pass copies… Read More ›
In these first few weeks of ‘transitioning’ the main thing I’ve noticed is the lack of anything spectacularly new. SPSS looks just like Excel, I did most of the qualitative methods course in my PGCE and social theory is basically… Read More ›
In this podcast from the Sociology@Warwick Seminar Series in May 2012, Nick Crossley from Manchester University discusses his use of social network analysis to explore the early development of punk and post-punk musical worlds in the UK. Read more about this research here and here…. Read More ›
20th International Conference of Europeanists Share on email Share on print Proposal Deadline Extended! Deadline now: October 15, 2012 Crisis and Contingency: States of (In)stability University of Amsterdam • Amsterdam, The Netherlands • June 25-27, 2013 http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/files/Calls/2013_Conf-Call.pdf
Given the postmodernist panache which has characterised Barack Obama’s ascent to the summit of US politics (not to mention the terrifying amounts of money which have gone into this most recent contest already) there seems something curious, anachronistic even, about the uncomplicated nature of… Read More ›