Archive for July 2013

Reading about writing

After writing an article and revising another (and doing admissions for my department), I’ve returned to writing the book I started in April. I’ve been trying to write in the morning and do teaching and admin in the afternoons. To… Read More ›

CfP: The Sociological Craft Project

In this new feature the Sociological Imagination invites short (2500 word max) contributions reflecting on any aspect of sociological craft. We use the term ‘craft’ in the broad sense conveyed by Richard Sennett: Craftsmanship names an enduring, basic human impulse, the desire to do a… Read More ›

CfP: Making Trans Count

Call for Submissions for Transgender Studies Quarterly 2.1: Making Transgender Count As a relatively new social category, the very notion of a “transgender population” poses numerous intellectual, political, and technical challenges. Who gets to define what transgender is, or who… Read More ›

The Great University Gamble

Understandably, headlines focused on this dramatic rise in price and its apparent expense for graduates, while obscuring the greater burden placed on the publicly backed student loan scheme, which requires an increase in upfront government borrowing. In the medium term,… Read More ›