The first thing to ask whenever Facebook (or indeed any other business) releases a new product or service is what’s in it for them. In the case of Facebook’s new ‘Graph Search’, as in most things Facebook, the answer’s pretty… Read More ›
Archive for January 2013
Let’s take the example of historians. How equal are their career paths of women and men historians, our fellow social scientists (humanities scholars)? According to Alexis Coe, writer and journalist based in San Francisco, being married helps professors, but only… Read More ›
How do you feel about academic blogging? If you are reading this then, chances are, you feel reasonably well inclined towards it. However if you are an academic blogger then you will undoubtedly be aware that many people are not so well… Read More ›
“The Politics of Football” on Bundlr
The Internet of Things (says Wikipedia) is a concept which describes “a system of uniquely identifiable objects (things) and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure”. The term was coined by Adam Baumgarten in 1999. But how can it be made real? Here is a video… Read More ›
Geoff Mulgan: Future directions for scientific advice in Whitehall from Nesta UK on Vimeo.
Have you even been couchsurfing? Met new friends whilst travelling? Used a travel-share website? Sleeping on a friend’s – or acquaintance’s – floor while visiting a new place? If you’ve done it, chances are, a sociologist somewhere has studied it… Read More ›
In this interview I talk to Les Back about the opportunities for sociology in a time of crisis. He argues that there has never been a greater opportunity to rethink the craft of sociology than there is at present. He’ll be speaking… Read More ›
In this podcast Mark Carrigan talks to Les Back from Goldsmiths about his Academic Diary project. So what is the Academic Diary? How did the idea for the project come about? What did the process of crafting it entail? Was the experience… Read More ›
In this video, Dalton Conley discusses the C.W.Mills’ idea that a successful sociologist makes the familiar strange.
The Social Theory Centre Postgraduate Seminars will take place in the odd weeks of the second term of 2012-2013 in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick. This series is particularly designed for postgraduate students interested in all aspects… Read More ›
The British Sociological Association’s new Digital Sociology group aims: To identify and disseminate best practice in the use of digital tools by sociologists. To develop and promote specifically sociological modes of inquiry into digital media use. To develop and promote… Read More ›
If you enjoy her talk, you’ll LOVE her book. We certainly did.
“Sociological Imagination and UK Riots” on Bundlr
Two days ago, a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience who tweets as dr leigh, started a new hashtag: #overlyhonestscience. The result? A mountain of somewhat tongue-in-cheek confessions by researchers whose methodology didn’t work out quite as planned. Read a selection here… and… Read More ›
I’ve always been fascinated by the question of why people hold the political beliefs they do. In part this is because of how badly most people handle this question. From across the political spectrum, there is a pervasive tendency to explain away the… Read More ›
“Academia 2.0” on Bundlr
Ever wondered how much money Greece owes, and who lent the money? Here is a helpful visualisation.