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The Public Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu (part 2)

This is the second in a series of posts about the public sociology of Pierre Bourdieu. I wrote yesterday about his arguments concerning globalisation and social movements… 1,182 more words

Academia 2.0

Bourdieu meets Marx, Gramsci, Fanon, Freire, Beauvoir and Mills (in Burawoy's imagination)

I came across this interesting project by Michael Burawoy earlier. He conceives of a whole series of imagined ‘meetings’ between Bourdieu and leading political thinkers, elaborating his own understanding of Bourdieu’s work by considering its relationship with important intellectual trends. 147 more words

General Theory Stuff

The Public Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu (part 1)

The thing I like most about Bourdieu is his conception of public sociology. It seems clear to me that Bourdieu was a public sociologist, though… 1,121 more words

The Privacy of Public Sociology

I’ve spent the last couple of hours compiling a reading list for the book project about public sociology I’m planning. I’ve been using Albert Tzeng’s invaluable resource on… 341 more words

Academia 2.0

The professional doctorate model and similarities to a public sociology

Think of this more as a provocation, than a definitive thesis. I am currently reading the March 2014 Current Sociology which focuses on issues of public engagement in Sociology. 288 more words

Public Sociology

My speech at the Alter-EU conference "Beyond the Social Dimension of EMU"

Below you can read the speech I held at the panel discussion at yesterday’s Alter-EU conference. Or at least, it was my intention to tell exactly the text below but as usual, I more or less improvised on the themes in the text. 1,466 more words


Left-Wing Think Tank "United States Department of Agriculture" Concludes Capitalism Is The Cause of Food Waste

Nicholas Kristof has recently informed me that most of what I do is relatively useless, and that the only solution is to blog more (tweets are cool too). 1,656 more words