Sociology As Court Poetry

By Les Back

Special Section on Future Sociologies

In this podcast Les Back, Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, reflects on the Future Sociologies event which took place at the University of Leeds in July 2015. He argues that the discipline risks becoming ‘court poetry’, as the pressure to demonstrate impact by narrow criteria inculcates a similarly narrow orientation towards established power structures. This is the first in a series of posts which we’ll publish over the next week.

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Originally posted 17th September 2015.

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