In the first episode of Outflanking Platitudes, Mark Carrigan argues we should be excited but cautious about the promise of Platform Cooperativism. This 2 minute 8 second provocation was recorded at the Centre for Social Ontology Book Launch event on… Read More ›
Postmodernity. Second modernity. Network Society. Late modernity. Liquid modernity. Such concepts have dominated social thought in recent decades, with a bewildering array of claims about social change and its implications. But what do we mean by ‘social change’? How do… Read More ›
In this podcast I talk to Daniel Chernilo about philosophical sociology. This is a subject that has long fascinated me as someone who moved from philosophy to sociology as a postgraduate. Find out more in his new book.
In this podcast I talk to Dave Elder-Vass about his new book, Profit and Gift in the Digital Economy. Find out more about his research here.
In this interview, Gary Hall argues that if we are to move to a post-capitalist society, we need to experiment with new ways of being and doing that are based less on ideas of self-centred individualism, competition and celebrity, and… Read More ›
In this podcast I talk to Damon Young about the nature of distraction, how it changes over history and the existential challenge it poses to human beings. Read his superb book! www.routledge.com/Distraction/Youn…ok/9781844652549
A series of video interviews with leading CR theorists, produced by the Critical Realism Network:
A great video from Karen Throsby, who we interviewed almost 6 years ago, as the first of our many podcasts.
An e-Special and series of podcasts to highlight the 50th anniversary of Sage’s journal Sociology: Read the e-Special Issues* Social Class and Sociology: The State of the Debate Between 1967 and 1979 Louise Ryan, Middlesex University, UK and Claire Maxwell,… Read More ›
Great to see this being done: Exploring Stigma & Shame: An Interdisciplinary Workshop (14th May 2015) STC Annual Lecture with Imogen Tyler: Classificatory Struggles: Class, Culture and Inequality in Neoliberal Times (13th May) Theories & Methodologies Cluster, APT Symposium Occupational Hazards:… Read More ›
I recorded this interview with Lisa Mckenzie last month, a few weeks before the general election in which she was standing as a challenger to Iain Duncan Smith in Chingford. We cover a lot of ground in the discussion but… Read More ›
An interview with Will Davies about his new book The Happiness Industry and the many issues addressed within it:
This podcast was recorded at a Centre for Social Ontology seminar in February 2015. The speaker is Balihar Sanghera from the University of Kent. This paper examines how charitable giving is an outcome of different interacting elements of lay morality. Charitable… Read More ›
In this podcast recorded at a Centre for Social Ontology seminar in March 2014, Alistair Mutch (Nottingham Trent University) discusses routines and reflexivity in organisations. Much of the debate occasioned by the development of ideas about reflexivity and morphogenesis has… Read More ›
Understanding Society is the world’s largest household survey, jointly funded by the ESRC and government departments. Here’s how the project describes itself: Largest household study of its kind We interview the same people in the same households each year to build… Read More ›
Found on his website here: “The Edge: Borders and Boundaries”, Cambridge University Click here to view the lecture on YouTube. Lessingtage 2015 Click here to view the lecture on YouTube (beginning at minute 25). On the Open City at Stockholmia’s… Read More ›
This podcast is a talk by Lisa Mckenzie (twitter.com/redrumlisa) given at a Politics of Public Engagement in January 2014. You can read Lisa’s post for us here. Her new book has just been released.
This seminar organised by the Quantified Self Research Network brought together a range of thinkers to discuss sociological perspectives on digital health. Dr. Conor Farrington (Cambridge) – The Sensemaking Spectrum: Understanding User Interactions with the Artificial Pancreas The artificial pancreas (AP) is a… Read More ›
This podcast by Graham Scambler was recorded at a Centre for Social Ontology event in November 2014. Margaret Archer’s recent contributions to our understanding of reflexivity in late capitalist society provide useful resources for theorizing across the substantive domains of… Read More ›
This podcast by Dave Elder-Vass (Loughborough University) is from a Centre for Social Ontology event in January 2015. Unfortunately it cuts off a few minutes from the end – sorry! Prosumption – the unpaid performance of productive work by ‘consumers’… Read More ›
This podcast is an introduction to social ontology given by Margaret Archer at a Centre for Social Ontology event in June 2014
My response to a lecture by Deborah Lupton on Digital Sociology at the University of Warwick on January 13th.
Available online here. It would be great if more academics did this.
In this podcast recorded at a Centre for Social Ontology seminar, Daniel Chernilo (Reader in Social and Political Thought at Loughborough University) discusses his work on philosophical sociology. This was the basis for a recent paper in the British Journal of Sociology.
In this video, Dalton Conley discusses the C.W.Mills’ idea that a successful sociologist makes the familiar strange.
As part of the University of Warwick’s mini Christmas lecture series this year, Dr Sam Lyle talks about how women make Christmas happen: See all fascinating and informative mini lectures here!
In this interview I talk to Alex Smith (right) about the New Ethnographies book series he edits. I was interested in this series because of its deliberate intention to embrace and ferment the extension and productive growth of this most traditional… Read More ›