Monday, 25 July 2011


Volume 19, Issue 1 available now

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Contents list for Volume 19, Issue 1
The challenges facing contemporary social theory
Piet Strydom
We do not live in an age of cosmopolitanism but an age of cosmopolitanisation: the ‘global other’ is in our midst
Ulrich Beck
Power and oppression from the perspective of the sociology of
engagements: a comparison with Bourdieu’s and Dewey’s critical
approaches to practical activities
Laurent Thévenot
Varieties of critique in sociological theory and their methodological implications for social research
Gerard Delanty
Theodicy sociologised: suffering smart in the twenty-first century
Steve Fuller
Gossip, conversation and group size: language as a bonding
Bernard Conein
The new welfare-warfare state: challenges to the sociological
Marinus Ossewaarde
Social theory and the critique of capitalism in a communication society
Patrick O’Mahony
Towards a cognitive sociology for our time: Habermas and Honneth or language and recognition…and beyond
Piet Strydom

Thursday, 21 July 2011

London Review of Books - one blog worth checking out

This week we've been reading the LRB blog.

With a wide selction of articles, from a very timely peice on The police and the Tabloids, to Tariq Ali's Homage to Sangakkara, it's well worth taking a look,

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Curiouser and Curiouser: The Films of Alain Resnais

The BFI are celebrating one of France's most enigmatic and intriguing directors with a series of screenings and special events, starting today until the 4th August.

A full list of events can be found on the BFI website

Or, why not learn more about the enigmatic director in this illuminating introduction to his work,

Alain Resnais
By Emma Wilson

This title traces the evolving patterns of Resnais's filmmaking, and its changing reflections on mortality, guilt, chance and human doubt.

Emma Wilson offers a highly personal and detailed engagement with individual images and scenes in Resnais's films


Monday, 18 July 2011

The Peeps - New review

A new review of The Peeps has been posted on The Shrieking Violet blog,

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


Moving stories launch

WATERSTONE'S BRIGHTON will be hosting the UK launch of Alistair Thomson's Moving Stories on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 7:30PM - 9:00PM

Join us in celebrating the launch of Alistair Thomson's fascinating new book in conjunction with the University of Brighton and their exciting event on Memory, Narrative and Histories.

Read Alistair Thomson's recent article for The Conversation. Further details of the event are here or call: 01273 206 017