We are seeking submissions of sociological short stories that critically and creatively explore the social as well as the politics and consequences of sociology itself.
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So Fi, a sociological fiction zine, launched on June 24 2017 online and at the London Radical Bookfair. This zine brings together 21 sociologically-imaginative short stories from writers around the world. You can read the zine online at https://sofizine.wordpress.com. I decided to create the zine as part of my Endeavour Research Fellowship, part of the Australia […]
By Ashleigh Watson In the seventh part of our special section on Sociology and Fiction, Ashleigh Watson reflects on the unusual status of her doctoral research and addresses the theoretical questions posed by a project which is both fiction and sociology. Sociology has a long, well-documented history. Developing through the Enlightenment, the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions, and Romantic and […]
By Ashleigh Watson How Should We Review Sociological Fiction? ‘How’ is always contextual. Reviewing fiction, like reviewing abstracts for conferences and articles for publication, is done according to relative criteria. The quality of the writing is always a primary focus. The ways we understand that quality depends on various things: why it was written, who […]
Thinking and writing sociologically, as The Sociological Review’s manifesto outlines, has always been an art as much as a science. It ‘involves intricate and complex sets of sensitivities and sensibilities that require fostering and developing, orientated towards emerging issues as well as the perennial debates.’ We are seeking high quality fiction that is considered, reflective and attuned […]
This post is part of The Sociological Review’s exploration of what it means for something to be ‘sociological literature’. In this strand of the work, practice-researchers and sociologists reflect on sociological encounters with contemporary poetry and prose. Laura Harris ‘Girls are Always Hungry When all the Men are Bite-Size’ is a short story nestled in the middle […]
Sociologists and practice-researchers explore literature longlisted for this year’s The Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize.
Date And Time: Wednesday 9th September 2020, 8:30 – 9:30am BST // 5:30 – 6:30pm AEST Location: Online event An online workshop on social science fiction with Dr Ash Watson. Supported by The Sociological Review and the Vitalities Lab, UNSW Sydney. The facts, alone, will not save us. – Ruha Benjamin What can stories reveal […]
Welcome to The Sociological Review blog. Each month we invite colleagues and accept submissions from academics undertaking sociological interrogations of our chosen digital theme, which we publish here on the blog and in the form of a ‘Residency’ on Instagram. You can browse past and present themes below as well as finding information on how to submit to us. Our […]
Fiction @ The Sociological Review We publish sociological short stories that critically and creatively explore the social, as well as the politics and consequences of sociology itself. Edited by Ash Watson. Sociology & Literature Blog Posts Sociologists, practice-researchers, and writers explore the connections between literature and sociology.
Becky Tipper (Stories and Exegesis) and Leah Gilman (Exegesis) Something and Nothing Addie’s turning her bedroom upside down. She’s thirteen next week and wants to paint it dark purple. The agreement was that Addie had to have a proper sort-out first, although Caron notices that a lot of things from yesterday’s black bags bound for […]
Eloísa Martín She opened her eyes and didn’t feel the weather. It should be like this in the womb, she thought, not quite conscious, not fully awake. She stretched her arm to the left side of her bed to notice that, again, her partner was not there. He was certainly locked in the home office […]
Todd Schoepflin Another night of bad dreams. I’m still having the one about running from bad guys with guns. Why they’re chasing me, I have no idea. All I know is I can’t run fast enough and I’m dodging bullets. Why can’t I dream of puppies, or making love? The least unpleasant dreams involve me […]
Decolonising Methodologies, 20 Years On – The Sociological Review Annual Lecture by Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Watch the recording of our 2019 Annual Lecture.
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 […]