Day: March 9, 2019

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What is it like to publish with The Sociological Review?

At the British Sociological Association conference in 2017, we asked a number of our recent authors about their experiences publishing with us. The speakers in order are Nicklas Neuman, Terence Heng, Kirsteen Paton, Laura Watt, Matthew Waites and Vanessa May. Originally posted 14th September 2017.

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The Love of Labour in Academia

By Fabian Cannizzo Both the spirit and structure of higher education across the globe have been restructured over the last four decades. In “‘You’ve Gotta Love What You Do’: Academic Labour in a Culture of Authenticity”, I attempt to describe how this global restructuring has had very personal impacts for academic labourers and their work […]

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Falling in Love in Academia: A Response to Mona Mannevuo and Oili-Helena Ylijoki

By Fabian Cannizzo I’d like to thank Mona Mannevuo and Oili-Helena Ylijoki for taking time to read and respond to my study of the nostalgic language that characterises accounts of academia, ‘“You’ve got to love what you do”: Academic labour in a culture of authenticity”, in this previous post. I would especially like to thank them […]

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Sign up for Updates About Our Events, Publications and Competitions

Since the launch of the (new) Sociological Review, we have even more events and competitions taking place throughout the year. If you’d like to be kept in the loop about our activities, sign up for e-mail updates here.

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Winning The Sociological Review Seminar Series Competition

In this short podcast Tom Brock, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, describes his experiences as a winner of our annual seminar series competition. Along with Jamie Woodcock and Mark Johnson, Tom organised ‘The Future of eSports’ in August 2017. We’ll be launching the next round of our competition in the near future! The competition page will be updated when we […]

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Brexit

The Ongoing Legacies of Brexit: Uncertainty, Otherness and Belonging

By Chris Moreh It’s been more than a year now that the British electorate have voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union in a referendum preceded by a heated campaign dominated by the issue of the free movement of people within the EU. Arguably, as the main differential feature distinguishing it […]

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Do Those Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Disease Lose Their Souls? Whitehead and Stengers on Persons, Propositions and the Soul

An interview with Michael Halewood, author of Do Those Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Disease Lose Their Souls? Whitehead and Stengers on Persons, Propositions and the Soul, shortlisted for The Sociological Review Award for Outstanding Scholarship 2016. What is Alzheimer’s Disease? As soon as you start trying to define Alzheimer’s Disease, you run into problems. If it is classed […]

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Eros in the Field? Bourdieu’s Double Account of Socialized Desire

An interview with Helene Aarseth, author of Eros in the Field? Bourdieu’s Double Account of Socialized Desire, shortlisted for The Sociological Review Award for Outstanding Scholarship 2016. What role did psychoanalytical theory play in Bourdieu’s later works? In his later works Bourdieu draws extensively on psychoanalytic ideas. He talks, for instance, about projections, energies, drives, sublimations, desire […]

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Essays

Robert King Merton as Prodigy

By Alan Sica This article is part of our Past and Present series, in which current scholars look back at earlier works published in the journal. Robert K. Merton once remarked on the difference between scholastic interpretation and heuristic value in assessing sociology’s classical thinkers. His influential essay ‘Puritanism, Pietism and Science’ (PPS), showed just […]

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Chronic Academics

Towards an Exhausted Sociology

By Keith Kahn-Harris My entire career as a sociologist has been carried out in the face of exhaustion. In 1993, in my second year as an undergraduate, I developed glandular fever (‘mono’ for American readers) and I have never fully recovered. Over time, post-viral malaise progressed into ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and it has been […]

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Event Reports

Embodying China’s educational (im)mobilities: Ethnographic insights

By Cora Lingling Xu In September 2017, we hosted the first of our Sociological Review Seminar Series on ‘A Sociology of Contemporary Chinese Mobilities: Educating China on the Move’ at Keele University.  We focused our research antenna on the nuanced, day-to-day corporal experiences of individuals involved in the processes of China’s educational (im)mobilities. We put […]

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Exploring Micro-Sociality through the Lens of Figurational Dynamics

By Rachel Swann and Gordon Hughes An interview with Rachel Swann and Gordon Hughes, authors of Exploring Micro-Sociality through the Lens of ‘Established-Outsider’ Figurational Dynamics in a South Wales Community, shortlisted for The Sociological Review Award for Outstanding Scholarship 2016. What was The Established and the Outsiders? Rachel: E&O is a seemingly standard community case study of […]

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Just Don’t Make It Too Predictable: Structuring Academic Work with ADHD

By Katta Spiel In June 2016, I attended a comedy special after a conference. ADHDeclaration described one person’s experience of finding themselves after diagnosis and was intended to create empathy. I thought it would be a light evening of learning more about a condition I knew little about. But I left the event in tears. […]

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Street Tests of Driverless Cars: Experiments in Co-Existence, or Displacement?

By Noortje Marres Since early 2016, driverless cars have been tested in city centres across the UK, in London, Milton Keynes, Bristol, and earlier this month, in Coventry. One of the stated objectives of these publicly funded trials is “to understand how people respond to, engage with and accept automated vehicles,” as the project website of […]

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