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Book Review: Sociological objects: reconfiguration of social theory , by Geoff Cooper, Andrew King and Ruth Rettie, Farnham, Ashgate, 2009

Is sociology, or should it be, changing? This is the key question that runs throughout this book. Authors shed some light on the ongoing reconfiguration of sociology and social theory. 80 more words


Gershon & Manning—Language and Media

Language and Media

by Ilana Gershon and Paul Manning


examines media in terms of the materiality of the medium and how that affects mediated communication… 3,871 more words


Edev_502 response wk9_4

In relation to the Japanese context, I couldn’t agree more when you wrote;

“It is not about guiding students to elaborate possible selves but rather to give ideas of what the students should become.”

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Young—The Harmony of Illusions

The Harmony of Illusions: Inventing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

by Allan Young


  • Young argues that the concept of traumatic memory, which is seen by some as having roots hundreds of years ago, is actually quite a recent invention…
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Shapin & Schaffer—Leviathan and the Air-Pump

Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life

by Steven Shapin & Simon Schaffer


  • To interrogate questions like “Why is it that we do experiments to determine “matters of fact?” S&S look to the controversy surrounding the first laboratory experiments=Robert Boyle’s air-pump experiment (and Hobbes’s critiques of them) …
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Identity And Subjectivity

Techno Romantic Network Religion (In Church With Bruno Latour)

For the Information Age, Bruno Latour writing about religion reads a little like Schleiermacher, OReligion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers. Latour’s own contribution… 684 more words