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The New Rules of Sociological Labour

By Lambros Fatsis Pressures to “publish or perish” have left an indelible mark on contemporary academic life. So much so, that they are often expressed in crude “survive-the-heat-or-retreat” appeals that inspire warnings about ‘the closing of Sociology’s mind’, the ‘hidden injuries of neoliberal academia’, and the negative impact of auditing practices in Higher Education (see here, here, […]

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Committing Sociology: Defending the Public University

By Gurminder K Bhambra In this special series for The Sociological Review website, innovative sociologists reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing the discipline today. In the fifth essay, Gurminder K. Bhambra, Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, places the attack upon the public university in historical context, arguing that the intellectual and political vitality of […]

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