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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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The Irrational Pace of Craft-Time

By Fabian Cannizzo The era of mass higher education is riddled with competing motivations, each shaping academic work and planning. For Blackmore and Kandiko, academic life is an intersection of enjoyment, monetary rewards, and ‘prestige economies’. Affect, capital, and status might be seen to draw the attention of intellectual labourers in different directions. Enjoyment may emerge […]

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The Craft of Co-writing

By Emma Jackson with comments from Michaela Benson I have written more with others than I have on my own, including co-authored books with multiple authors. I like doing both. Sole-authored pieces come with the delight of deciding on every single word and no compromises (at least until the reviews roll in). Writing with others […]

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New Ethnographic Contexts and Methodological Innovation: Creativity, Imagination and Performance

Time: 2:00pm – 6:45pm, Friday 8th June, 2018 Location: The University of Kent, Cornwallis East, Common Room, Room 329, Third Floor Two volumes published separately in two sides of the Atlantic invite us to envisage a methodological universe that expands beyond conventional methods and approaches. Les Back & Nirmal Puwar in Live Methods (2013)—a Sociological Review Monograph—have put forward a […]

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