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Towards a sociological curatorial journalism 

In Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest, Zeynep Tufekci discusses the emergence of curatorial journalism and contrasts its function with that of traditional journalism. 226 more words

What does public sociology have to say about sociologists who are 'merchants of doubt'?

What does public sociology have to say about sociologists who are ‘merchants of doubt’? This is the question I’m slightly obsessing over after discovering that Peter Berger, famous for his work on social construction and the sociology of religion, … 180 more words


Op-Ed: Toronto can easily do more for Non-Status children

My colleagues and I published an op-ed recently on non-status childrens’ experiences with Parks and Recreation, as well as other city services.

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A discussion on public intellectual, value commitments and taking a side

‘There is no question in my mind that the intellectual belongs on the same side with the weak and unrepresented’ (Edward Said)

Edward Said who is one of the most influential theorists of Postcolonial studies, in his book Representations of the Intellectual (1996) discusses the public role of the intellectual. 2,151 more words

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Intellectual diversity, disciplines and public engagement

Why do psychologists and economists enjoy more prominence in the public sphere than sociologists? I’ve been thinking a lot in the last couple of days about what seems to me to be a failure of sociology to value or encourage media engagement by sociologists. 535 more words


Public Sociology and the Role of the Researcher: De Montford University, 29th March

On 29th March NTU’s Sharon Hutchings and Tom Vickers delivered a workshop of part of a symposium at De Montford University, titled ‘Public sociology and the role of the researcher: Engagement, communication and academic activism’. 344 more words

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