Archive for October 2011

Talker’s Block

Do you ever get talker’s block? No, we don’t either. This entirely obvious and largely ignored state of affairs is perhaps more significant than you might think. In a recent article the marketing guru Seth Godin makes a rather plausible… Read More ›

The SI Top 10

It’s been almost a year of half since we started Sociological Imagination and given how many posts we’ve done since then, we thought it was a good idea to round up the ones that proved most popular. Here’s the top… Read More ›

The Paradox of Sociology

In this essay, Wolfgang Streeck, recounts an experience of being at an international social science conference a few years where Michael Burawoy issued his famous call for ‘public sociology‘. Streeck recalls being struck by the paradoxical situation faced by sociologists… Read More ›

Performativity and Poses

Here’s some amazing work from photographer Rion Sabean: men-ups! What the series does is self-explanatory and yet simultaneously profound. Any readers teaching Judith Butler this year? If so this gallery of images might come in handy.