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Stating the Sociological: Robin Smith

By Robin Smith The state of sociology: or imagining Sisyphus happy Sociology, once again, finds itself in a hostile environment, with particular forms of Sociology experiencing this hostility more than others. Often the source of the hostility is internal. Sociology, we hear, is a broad church but the congregation remains divided. Externally, sociology continues to […]

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Stating the Sociological: Des Fitzgerald

By Des Fitzgerald In his contribution to Times Higher Education’s predictably weird set of contributions on ‘the state of sociology,’ Laurie Taylor recounts how, in 1965, he was offered his first lectureship in the discipline having only completed his (funded) MA degree – and in fact with no BA in sociology, let alone a PhD. These […]

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Stating the Sociological: Gurminder Bhambra

By Gurminder Bhambra Reposted with the kind permission of the British Sociological Association. First appeared online: 8 October 2018. In 1970, CLR James, the Caribbean-born British historian and philosopher, was interviewed by the journal Black Scholar. James is perhaps most well-known for the publication of Black Jacobins, his account of the Haitian Revolution, and Beyond a Boundary, part autobiography, […]

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Stating the Sociological: Gargi Bhattacharyya

By Gargi Bhattacharyya It might be better not to rise to the bait. But when the playground is chanting ‘your mama smells’ – however silly the taunt, we have to say something. We seem to have moved seamlessly from the aristocratic university of gentleman scholars remaking the manners and enclosed practices of their own kind […]

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Stating the Sociological: Hannah Jones

By Hannah Jones I can’t speak for the state of sociology everywhere. What I can tell you is that many of the problems that embattle academic sociology in the UK are the same as for all academic disciplines, in the UK and elsewhere. Among these, the present neoliberal underpinning of universities (which older generations of […]

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Stating the Sociological: Rima Saini

By Rima Saini There were more than a few claims in the Times Higher Education group think article published at the beginning of this month that caught my attention. However, those I have to take issue with are concerns over what has been framed as 1) a methodological impasse within the discipline, and 2) the […]

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Stating the Sociological: an introduction

By Michaela Benson This autumn marks 10 years of my relationship with the Sociological Review. I remember the day I travelled to Keele University for my interview, the critical interest and enthusiasm with which the interview panel talked with me about my research with British people living in France, the suggestions of new directions I […]

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