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Committing Public Sociology: Reflecting on our Experience

Our course has come to an end, but fret not as we have one last blog post for you. Read our joint blog post as we reflect upon our experience with this project and the impact it has since fostered. 1,459 more words

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Fatness: A Self Reflection

“Cow.”
“Fatty.”
“Fat-So.”
“Fat-Ass.”
“Fat-Fuck.”

These are among some of the many words that have been casted against me by others on a near-daily basis. These words have been used with the specific intention to demean anything I say or do by shaming me for my fatness. 1,338 more words

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Accessibility and the need to address ableism

I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed the other day, like any other student to pass the time, and came across a video from VICE News Canada that a friend shared on his timeline. 1,453 more words

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Five propositions about #publicsociology

Some thoughts after yesterday’s public sociology day in Manchester:

  • The meaning of ‘public sociology’ is not always self-evident and the enthusiasm of the impulse expressed through the term can cloud its meaning yet further.
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Disposable bodies: Cindy Gladue and [in]justice for the missing and murdered



Content warning: The written post below delves heavily into the content of sexual violence, murder and violence against Indigenous women. 

According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the women depicted in the image above represent 13 Indigenous women that have been missing and murdered since 2010 in my home province of Alberta. 1,466 more words

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Social Media and Public Sociology

Notes for The Practice of Public Sociology

It can seem obvious that there’s some relationship between social media and public sociology. After all, these are platforms which offer free, instantaneous and immediate access to audiences ranging from the tens of millions to the billions. 1,202 more words

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The Practice of Public Sociology: Sociological Review Early Career Event

We’ve recently had some cancellations for the forthcoming event, The Practice of Public Sociology: Sociological Review Early Career Event.

If you would like one of these places, please registered here: … 271 more words