Month: June 2019

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Book Review: Public Relations Capitalism by Anne Cronin

Review by Paul Jones Public Relations Capitalism: Promotional Culture, Publics and Commercial Democracy by Anne Cronin was published by Palgrave in 2017. Dr Anne Cronin is a Reader in the Sociology department, Lancaster University, UK. Her research focuses on consumer capitalism, PR, advertising and the logics of market societies. Her other books include: Advertising, Commercial […]

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Global Sociology

Introduction to the Global Sociology Collection

By Irmak Karademir-Hazir and Luke de Noronha In recent years, there has been a growing awareness about the hierarchical structure of the academic fields. Increasingly sociologists put effort in to decolonizing their curricula in their teaching of the discipline. And many colleagues make an attempt to learn from methodological and theoretical perspectives that emerged outside […]

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“You would be branded an Eastern Researcher!”

The Global South provides a re-imagination of what could constitute as canonical sociological knowledges

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Hacer Sociología Fuera Del Norte Global

reflexiones acerca de trabajar sociología del sur global en el Norte global

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Searching for Classical Social Theory in Thailand

Thailand has deep traditions of literacy, scholarship, and philosophical thought

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Event Reports

Homelessness and the Turbulent Cycle of Displacement

By Jessie Speer The annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers is the largest geography conference in the world, and hosts researchers engaged in cutting edge scholarship. Alongside fifteen internationally-based scholars, I took part in a paper session organised around the theme of “floating life,” conceptualized as a transitory mode of dwelling shaped by […]

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Book Review: The Dark Side of Podemos? by Josh Booth and Patrick Baert

Review by Federico Brandmayr The Dark Side of Podemos? Carl Schmitt and Contemporary Progressive Populism by Josh Booth and Patrick Baert was published by Routledge in 2018. Josh Booth is an academic translator and editor. He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge, specialising in social theory, political and economic sociology, and the sociology […]

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Book Review: Canguilhem by Stuart Elden

In his new book, his ninth authored volume, Stuart Elden casts his laser vision on the frequently overlooked work of Georges Canguilhem.

Review by David Beer.

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Mythology, Performativity, and Moral Panic: The Case of Norwegian Black Metal

By Lucy Weir The legacy of the Satanic panic is etched upon the histories of popular and underground cultures alike. Decades after lurid accounts of ritualised abuse, violence and murder were resoundingly discredited, concern for the safeguarding of children and young people still readily slips into histrionic indictments of malevolent forces at work, encompassing such […]

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Fiction: The Nightclub

By Craig Potter The student mingles. At the culmination of each uncomfortable silence, he steps away before greedily edging forwards to drink from another centre of worldly energy. ‘Which hall are you in?’ ‘What are you studying?’ ‘Where did you come from?’ Closed conversation propels him onward. He expects more. All expect more. They came […]

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Warning! the Times We Knew Were Coming Are Here

Brexit and Trump have made clear that we are in the beginning of a battle that is about life itself.

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Intersectionality in the Archive: Power Structures, ‘Absences’ and Partiality in Archival Research

By Hannah Martin The first week in April 2019 saw over 9,000 geographers and social scientists arrive in Washington D.C. for the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). Due to the generous support of the Sociological Review Foundation, I was able to attend and present a paper at this internationally renowned conference. […]

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