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The Future Perfect

By Greg Goldberg and Robyn Autry In the second part of our special section on Sociology and Fiction, Greg Goldberg and Robyn Autry from Wesleyan University reflect on an innovative course they ran which sought to bridge the methodological gap between the social sciences and the humanities.  Sociology is typically preoccupied with the present and, […]

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Undisciplining the Archive, or, What is Sociology For?

By Lisa Kalayji In an atypically high-spirited opening panel at Undisciplining, panellists and audience members latched onto a catchy phrase from The Sociological Review’s manifesto: ‘demonstrably alive’. It became the unofficial slogan of the conference, closely followed by Michaela Benson’s remark that ‘sociology doesn’t have a monopoly on the sociological’. Delegates and presenters kept returning to these […]

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Imagining the Past and Future of Community

In this podcast our Digital Fellow Mark Carrigan speaks to Mick Carpenter and Ben Kyneswood about Imagine Hillfields, part of a national project looking at the ways society imagines its present and future: Find out more about this ESRC funded project at its website. Imagine Hillfields is part of a bigger Imagine programme. We’ve also produced a series of […]

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No Death, No Taxes: A Wake Up Call from Transhumanism

By Emilie Whitaker Saramago’s Death at Intervals depicts a country without death; over seven months the text explores the consequences of death postponed. He tells us of what happens when immortality becomes a lived experience – of those left suspended between life and death, of the crisis of religion and philosophy and a state on the brink […]

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