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The Mental State of Gothenburg 
– Sociological Interviews as Theatre

By Helena Holgersson There are many occupations that involve telling about society – as Howard Becker puts it – authors, playwrights, filmmakers, photographers, journalists, artists and sociologists. Our portrayals are different and aimed to a certain extent at different audiences. But we frequently comment on the same phenomena¹. In the theatre project The Mental States of […]

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Undisciplining and the Board Game Workshop

Reposted from Tactile Academia with the kind permission of the Alke Groppel-Wegener. First appeared online: 22nd June 2018 After thinking about this workshop, how to present it and preparing for the workshop in more detail, on the 19th June 2018 it was finally here: The Make Your Own Sociological Research Board Game workshop run by myself and Katy Vigurs […]

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How I Applied My Experience from the Board Game Workshop to My Teaching Practice

By Helen Tracey Reposted from Tactile Academia with the kind permission of the Dr Groppel-Wegener & Helen Tracey. First appeared online: 19th November 2018. As soon as I saw the workshop, “Make Your Own Sociological Research Game” featured in the pre-conference materials, I immediately signed up. All of the conference workshops were innovative but this one in […]

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An Undisciplined Poster

By Catherine Price In June, I was fortunate enough to present a poster at the Undisciplining Conference. I talked about Structure and Undisciplining in a post for the live blogging project undertaken during the conference, and I had similar feelings when producing this poster. I felt I was producing a poster which was disruptive. Posters […]

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Coming out of the shadows: undocumented youth, art and activism in the USA

By Ala Sirriyeh ‘I don’t know if you saw that original movie, X Men, in the early 2000s? There is a scene where the character Rogue makes out with her boyfriend then, all of a sudden, her boyfriend passes out because she realises when she touches people they literally all die and that’s her mutant […]

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Lea River Bridges: Walking/Looking/Listening

By Michael Pattison We live in a world in which layers upon layers of things happen… We know this, but we are seldom made conscious of it. We need the discipline of the recording device, of the frame, and especially of the person recording, to make us reinvestigate what we are living in and through. — Michael […]

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Annual Lecture 2018: Unthinking Sociology and Overcoming its History Deficit

Our Annual Lecture 2018 took place at Undisciplining, with Professor Satnam Virdee (University of Glasgow) and responses from Dr Sivamohan Valluvan (University of Warwick) and Professor Bev Skeggs (London School of Economics and Political Science). The team from Surviving Society interviewed Satnam after the lecture. Originally posted 22nd October 2018

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‘Nothing About Us, Without Us, Is For Us’: Reflections on an Undisciplining Workshop

By Dylan Eastwood and Heather Mew The phrase ‘nothing about us without us’ has a long-standing history within political thinking and is premised on the principle that no policy should be decided without direct participation of the people who are likely to be affected by said policy. This is the underpinning belief of Stockton’s Poverty […]

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Undisciplining: Conversations from the Edges

Originally posted 4th March 2018 The BALTIC, Gateshead, UK, Tuesday 19th June, 2018 – Thursday 21st June, 2018 We are delighted to announce registration for Undisciplining: Conversations from the Edges is open! Undisciplining challenges the presumed mainstream of sociological thought, its geographical assumptions and disciplinary hierarchies. Our manifesto argues that, ‘to renew the critical and creative appeal […]

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The Highlights of Undisciplining

In advance of our biggest ever conference in June, we got together to discuss the event and what we’re hoping to achieve. Our Digital Engagement Fellow Mark Carrigan talks to Digital Editor Emma Jackson and Managing Editor Michaela Benson about the highlights of the programme, the ethos of the conference and where we might go […]

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#Undisciplining

Sunday 17th June 2018 The Sociological Review team is currently in Gateshead, preparing for Undisciplining which commences on Monday with our Early Career Researcher day before the main conference starts on Tuesday. We have a fabulous line up, encompassing everything from films to walks, departing from the traditional conference format to produce something more akin to […]

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What Did You Think of #Undisciplining?

Originally posted 29th June 2018 What did you think of #undisciplining?

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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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