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Abjection: When Canadian sex workers don’t matter.

As philosophers Judith Butler and Julia Kristeva each thoroughly examine the theoretical concept of abjection, they speak to the classifications to identify those with such an attribute. 1,226 more words


Karl Marx on Free Time - Time for the Full Development of the Individual

To justify the upcoming three-week blogcation, I turned to Karl Marx:

“The saving of labour time equal to an increase of free time, i.e. time for the full development of the individual… 227 more words


Keep the keyhole clean -- my wishes to you in Franz Kafka’s penetrating words

These days, as the new academic year begins, please allow me to wish you – drawing on Franz Kafka’s penetrating and subtle words – to keep the keyhole clean, 97 more words


New on Early View: "Institutionalizing Public Scholarship" by Jennifer M. Kilty & Charissa Crépault #sociology #sssi

The 2015 Annual SSSI Conference was devoted to “Public Sociology”. In light of our recent interest in this debate Symbolic Interaction has just published Jennifer M. 74 more words


Femininity and the Panopticon

To kickstart a series of blogs that will analyze and deconstruct the process of marginalizing bodies, I start by taking a look at the mainstream definition of femininity, and thus, womanhood. 1,042 more words


The Popularity of the iPhone explained Sociologically

So it’s that time of the year again, when Apple Inc. is back in the headlines. The company only yesterday released the newest flagship models for its immensely popular iPhone brand of smartphones. 713 more words


'Why Should A Subject Like Sociology Even Exist?'

When someone puts a question like the above, perhaps most students and professionals related to Sociology (like this author) will be outright offended and even respond choose to respond harshly. 709 more words

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