Publishing in an age of social media

These slides are from a workshop which Mark Carrigan ran with Sara Baker at the Faculty of Education in July 2018. The workshop explored how scholarly publishing is changing with the emergence of social media and helped participants develop strategies for linking established and emerging publications together. https://www.slideshare.net/markcarrigan/publishing-in-an-age-of-social-media/markcarrigan/publishing-in-an-age-of-social-media

What is social theory? A series of interviews

This series of interviews was conducted by Mark Carrigan for Social Theory Applied. It built on the Practice of Social Theory summer school, co-organised with Jana Bacevic, focusing on the challenges of doing social theory beyond the work with texts which are its most obvious manifestation. An interview with Douglas Porpora An interview with Linsey McGoey An … Continue reading What is social theory? A series of interviews

Why we shouldn’t take social media metrics too seriously

By Mark Carrigan In the last year, I’ve become increasingly preoccupied by why we shouldn’t take social media metrics too seriously. In part, this preoccupation is analytical because following this thread has proven to be a useful way to move from my past focus on individual users of social media to a more expansive sociological account of platforms. The lifecycle … Continue reading Why we shouldn’t take social media metrics too seriously

Thinking knowledge production without the university

This is a collaborative blog post leading up to the panel Undisciplining: thinking knowledge production without the university at The Sociological Review's annual conference Undisciplining: conversations from the edges, Newcastle, Gateshead, 18-21 June 2018. Introduction Jana Bacevic If it is true that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end … Continue reading Thinking knowledge production without the university

What educators need to know about global trade deals

Educators don’t normally have ‘trade negotiations’ on their radar as something that they must be informed about. Terms like ‘trade in education services’, ‘cross-border supply’, ‘national treatment’, ‘stand-still’, ‘negative list’ and ‘ratchet’ – to name just a few that are used in negotiating international trade and investment deals – are strange interlopers into the world … Continue reading What educators need to know about global trade deals