A few years ago I wrote a short article about the relationship between academic blogging and journalism which received a pretty positive reaction online. My suggestion was that academic blogging increasingly constitutes a ‘third space’ between the academy and journalism… Read More ›
Tag Archive for ‘public intellectualism’
What’s the difference between ‘public intellectualism’ and being unusually willing to talk about stuff in public?
In the last year I’ve had a selection of requests from the media to talk on an eclectic range of issues: contemporary sexual culture, the quantified self, dystopic social change, the limits of liberal tolerance and hipster hatred. I’m fairly confident in… Read More ›
In his rather contentious book about the current state of American sociology, Christian Smith makes an important argument about graduate training in sociology and the kinds of scholars US graduate schools will tend to produce. It echoes an argument I’ve read… Read More ›