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The Sociological Craft Project

Originally posted 20th January 2018 In the appendix to his famous The Sociological Imagination, C. Wright Mills offered a detailed description of his working practices as a guide for aspiring sociologists. He argued that we need “conversations in which experienced thinkers exchange information about their actual ways of working” if students of sociology are to […]

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Call for Blog Posts: Populism, People and the Media

Originally posted Wednesday 30th May 2018 Political life in the West has become increasingly volatile and polarised. Anger at elites, disillusion with established forms of representation and experience of economic uncertainty has led to a growth of support for populist parties. This resurgence of ‘populism’ – clearly articulated in the 2016 EU referendum and US […]

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Call for Blog Posts: Sharing is the “new black”? A sociology of the Sharing Economy

Originally posted 31st May 2018 Since the 2013 cover of The Economist, the hype around “the rise of the sharing economy” has been significant. It has provoked excitement for a new economy based on horizontal collaboration and supported by digital technologies. But it has also generated criticism concerning its implications for society. This is fuelling […]

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