Social Scientists in Social Media
Homepages, blogs, and other social media
A blog can be anything you want it to be: an online diary, a commentary on news events, or a chat room for your friends. It can also be a medium for social scientists to communicate with collegues, and to share their insights and uncertainties with a broader public. Here is a list of the most interesting homepages, blogs, social network sites, twitter accounts and other sociale media. Additions are highly appreciated.
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3. Academic Blog Portal
The academic blogosphere is a kind of «invisible college». It’s all «work in progres» and will remain that way. On this wiki-site users can themselves add blogs and other forms of content that may be useful to academic bloggers.
5. Anderson, Ron - Sociological Eye
A blog that uses the lens of sociology to shed light on world problems and give perspective to Amerian society and the American character. Anderson is Prof. Emeritus of sociology at the University of Minnesota.
6. Anklam, Patti - Making networks work at word and in the world
An independent consultant with expertise in collaboration practices, social network analysis, value network analysis, and knowledge management systems strategy and architecture.
A project of the Culture in Global Affairs (CIGA) research and policy program of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, D.C.
18. Baker, Wayne - Our Values
Baker works at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and is specialized in researching the question of values. He tries to help people more clearly understand the core beliefs and desires that motivate us and shape our vision of the world around us.
19. Bauberot, Jean - Laïcité et regard critique sur la société
Bauberot is the founder and former Director of the Sociology of Religion and Secularism Group (CNRS-EPHE) and now holder of the chair «Histoire et Sociologie de la Laïcité» (EPHE, Sorbonne).
27. Blug, Monte - A Backstage Sociologist
A blog by backstage sociologist Monte Bute. His stories, creative insights and critiques are anchored in his roundabout journey from Red Wing Boy’s Reformatory to anti-war activist to sociology professor.
33. Bridges, Tristan - Inequality by (Interior) Design
A blog that deals with the relationship between gender and sexual inequality and social space. Inequalities are patterned relationships between groups of people; they are also literally embedded within the social spaces within which we interact. Therefore inequality is reproduced in ways that feel natural, but are actually designed. Gender and sexual inequality are among the most intimate forms of inequality that exist. This blog is the start of a project on “ man caves” in contemporary couple households. These are some of his main questions. How do men and women talk about, use, justify, and decorate man caves? What role do man caves play in relationships? Where did man caves come from and where are they now? Do women also have special caves?
37. Burton-Cartledge, Phil - A Very Public Sociologist - UK
Interested in a sociology with a militant twist? This is the place to look. Phil does Labour Party and trade union things. Reads books, plays retro video games, and owns an impeccable music taste. Tweets too much. He knows the answer on the question ‘why I blog’: I think therefore I blog.
Phil wants to promote the sociological imagination and to challenge misconceptions, misrecognition and stupidity. And he enjoys it.
44. Citings and Sightings
This blog scans the journals and tracks the media for the best in cutting edge social science. It is served up in a consice, snappy style. Editors: Shannon Golden, Kyle Green, Jeremy Minyaard, Hollie Nyseth and Sarah Shannon.
46. Collins, Randall - The Sociological Eye | - Creativity Via Sociology
“The sociological eye holds up a periscope above the tides of political and intellectual partisanship, spying out the patterns of social life in every direction.”
50. Communication, Information, Technologies, and Media Sociology (CITAMS)
CITAMS is a section of the American Sociological Association ( ASA). It supports research, teaching and other professional activities related tot the social aspects of computing, the internet, new media, computer networks, and other communication and information technologies.
51. Conditionally Accepted
Scholars who are women, of color, lesbian, trans*, bisexual, gay, queer, disabled, working-class or poor, immigrants, fat, religious minorities, and/or single parents are faced daily with the difficult tension between academia’s narrow definition of success and their own politics, identities, needs, happiness, and health. This blog provides a space for academics who exists at the margins of academia. We provide news, information, personal stories, and resources for scholars who are, at best, conditionally accepted in the academy.
53. Contexts blog
A blog associated with Contexts, a quarterly magazine that makes cutting-edge social research accessible to general readers.
56. Creative Commons - When we share, everyone wins
Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world — unlocking the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.
We live in a cyborg society. Technology has infiltrated the most fundamental aspects of our lives: social organization, the body, even our self-concepts. With the vast proliferation and diffusion of new technologies throughout society, techno-human syntheses occur in more aspects of our lives than ever before. Advances in medicine augment our bodies with technology (e.g., pills, pacemakers, IUDs, breast implants, Viagra, contact lenses). Communication is increasingly technologically mediated (e.g., radio, television, the web, mobile devices). We are experiencing a proliferation of personal devices like the smart phone, which is, essentially, a computer we carry with us wherever we go, often sleeping with them at our bedsides and using them check our profiles and messages first thing in the morning. It is not difficult to imagine a future where we begin to look like the cyborgs found in movies. This collective blog chronicles our new, augmented reality. Editors: David A. Banks (PhD candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Science and Technology Studies Department) & Jenny Davis (Assistant Professor of Sociology at James Madison University).
61. Davies, Will - Potlatch
Davies is lecturer at Goldsmith, University of London. He published critical studies on the limits of neoliberalism and on how the government and big business are selling our wellbeing.
85. Feminist Reflexions
Thinking through everyday lives with feminist sociological lenses, The contributors include several sociologists: Gayle Sulik (University at Albaby), Meika Loe (Colgate University), Tristan Bridges (College at Brockport), Trina Smith (Georgia Southern University), Amy Blackstone (University of Main), and Minda Fried
90. Foster, Mark - SocioSphere
A webzine and blog of opinion journalism on the human condition. Understandign the sociosphere (or the world social system) is hard. You might find support on this socioblog. Offers editorials and articles, podcasts and webrings, news and comics.
91. Fürstenberg, Friedrich
Universität Bonn, Germany
Biography, complete bibliography as well as information about research and samples from publications concerning social strcuture, sociology of work, sociology of religion and own research in Japan (Text in German).
92. Galloway, Anne - Design Culture Lab
University of Carleton, Ottawa, Canada
A PhD research in the sociology of virtual spaces: social and cultural theory, mobile technologies, desing and other things that catches her interest. This may be the importance of forgetting, the international fashion machines, or the design of hackability.
94. Geer, Benjamin - Research in my eye [Arabic]
A historian/sociologist who works at the Middle East Institute ( Mei) at the National University of Singapore.
98. Gesser, Chad M. - The Sociology Blog
Owensboro Community and Technical College, USA
A sociology teacher who writes primarily for his students, colleagues and friends, and for himself. The blog contains articles, research, and other information that highlight concepts in the field of sociology.
102. Give Methods a Chance
A podcast devoted to research methods in practice. Listen to top scholars introduce a multitude of approaches to answer important questions and share stories about their experiences studying the social world. Designed for students, scholars, and society. Kyle Green & Sarah Lageson, PhD candidates in sociology at the University of Minnesota, USA.
106. Gordy, Eric - East Ethnia
The editor is a political sociologist teaching at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies ( SSEES) of the University College London, UK.
111. Guenther, Tina - sozlog
Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg, Germany
Her research interests and publications focus on economic and organizational sociology, knowledge, communication and social media.
113. Harrington, Brooke - Economic Sociology - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
A blog that explores the social underpinnings of money and markets. It seeks to repair the gap between the disciplines of sociology and economics.
120. Hirschman, Dan - A (Budding) Sociologist’s Commonplace Book
University of Michigan, USA.
A student in economic sociology who examines the emergence of the macroeconomy as an object of knowledge in the first half of the 20th century. See also: scatterplot
126. INCITE - UK
An incubator for critical inquiry into technology and ethnography, based at the University of Surrey. Researchers report on methodological and theoretical matters, and discuss their various research projects as they progress. Director: Nina Wakeford.
133. Iran Sociology
Sociological analyses of socio-cultural and developmental problems of Iran. The author chastises the -increasing- lack of respect for basic human rights in Iran. The Iranian authorities have systematically suppressed freedom of expression and opinion since April 2000. And since 2005 the respect for basic human rights in Iran, especially freedom of expressio and opinion, has deteriorated considerably.
154. Los No Herederos
Department of Sociology, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
A group of students and graduates of the department of sociology of Rosario. They seek to create an identity of the specialty in the city and area.
156. Masculinities 101
A forum for activist scholars in the field of men and masculinities to draw connections between social science research and everyday life. They support activist work by providing a scholarly context to contemporary issues of gender, race, sexuality, and class. And they promote critical race and feminist explorations of men and masculinities in order to engage activists and scholars in necessary conversations for social change. Masculinities 101 is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities ( CSMM) at Stony Brook University, USA.
159. Mathematical Sociology - Permutations
Official blog of the Mathematical Section of the ASA. The authors are united by a common interest in using mathematics to understand social life.
164. Media Policy @ LSE
A group weblog on media of the Department of Media & Communications at the London School of Economics.
An inquiry into social networks and social relationships among people in complex organizations.
168. Monkey Cage, The
The authors are John Sides ( Georg Washington), Erik Voeten ( Georgetown), Andrew Gelman ( Columbia), Joshua Tucker ( NYU), Henry Farrell ( George Washington). They are all professors of political science in the USA. The motto: “Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage” [ H.L. Mencken].
175. L’Observatoire des Inégalités
Rising inequality is a serious trheat to our society. The Observatory Inequality tries to help all those who are fighting against the deterorisating social situations and give them the means of quality information.
177. Office Hours
University of Minnesota, USA
Conversations with the top social scientists about theri research and the social world. Editors: Jesse Wozniak, Arturo Baiocchi, Sarah Lageson and Jon Smajda.
186. Prairie Sociology
University of Illinois, USA
A blog is hosted by 19 grad and faculty sociologists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to discuss public sociologies, public affairs, and publics more generally.
191. Quanti / sciences sociales - Oliver Godechot & Pierre Mercklé
A blog that aims to promote and support the use of qunatitative methodes in social sciences. Oliver Godechot is a resarcher at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique ( CNRS) and member of the Centre Maurice Halbwachts ( CMH). Pierre Mercklé is a lecturer in sociology at the École Normale Supérieure ( ENS in Lyon, member of the Groupe de recherche sur la socialisation (GRS), and founder of liens Socio, the French news portal for social sicences.
192. Racism Review
A blog of scholars and researchers from sociology and other sociale science disciplines. They are seeking solid evidence-based research and analysis of ‘race’, racism, ethnicity, and immigration issues.
203. Roth, Alvin E. |
Professor of Economics and Business Administration, Harvard Economics Department and Harvard Business School, USA. For his groundbreaking research on decision-making and choices he was awarded with the Nobel Prize in 2012.
205. Rural Sociology
It studies the dynamics of rural and regional development processes in Europe. Specific attention is paid to the different levels at which transformation processes occur and are shaped, as well as to the different actors and institutions involved. The Rural Sociology Group studies and analyses these transformation processes from an interpretative-explanatory sociological perspective, combining qualitative and quantitative research methods.
231. Science Blog
Started in August 2002 by Ben Sullivan. It is published by a team of science editors, writers, and enthusiats. It encompasses subjects ranging from Computers and Electronics to Bioscience and Medicine. A good source for social scientist need to be informed about non-social phenomena.
232. Sexuality and Society
A blog that explores the intersections between culture, sexuality, social inequality, health and policy. Editors: Kari Lerum (University of Washington) and Shari L. Dworkin (University of California)
238. SMR blog
A blog associated with the journal Sociological Methods & Research ( SMR), that publishes the latest information on the collection, measurement and analysis of data. The blog provides a forum for peer-reviewed comment papers and replications which cannot be included in the print edition of the journal. You can submit comment papers to be peer-reviewed and posted to the blog by emailing the managing editor with the file attached. Once reviewed and accepted by the editor, authors of comment papers will be notified. After the final version of the comment paper is returned it will be posted to the blog.
A collective project &mdahs;started by Tey Meadow, C.J. Pascoe and Jane Ward— to enhance public access to good social data on sexuality and gender. Social (In)Queery promotes collaborative dialogue, interdisciplinary investigation and feminist and queer analysis of topics relevant to public debate.
242. Social Science Space (SSS)
SSS brings social scientists together to explore, share and shape the big issues in social science, from funding to impact. SSS features blogs with the most current thinking from key players in social science, a forum for discussions, a resource center with free videos, reports and slides that support these discussions, as well as funding and job opportunity notices. The blog was luanched in 2011 by the independent social science pubisher SAGE.
245. Society for the Advancement of Socio-https://sase.orgEconomics (SASE)
SASE is an international, inter-disciplinary academic organization with member in over 50 countries on five continents. The academic disciplines represented in SASE include economics, sociology, political science, organization studies, management, psychology, law and history.
246. Society Pages, The (TSP) - Social Sciences that matters
An online, multidisciplinary social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. The mission is to bring measured social science to broader public visibility and influence. “That is to say, we’re talking about society with society.” The core team is made up of editors-in-chief Doug Hartmann and Chris Uggen, previously the co-editors of Contexts magazine.
262. Sociology Lens
A blog that is associated with Sociology Compass, a Wiley-Blackwell review journal on all fields sociological.
263. Sociology Life
Edited by Mary, a transfer student at Nova Southeastern University ( NSU), USA.
269. Soc Shrine, The
270. Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science
The authors are Andrew Gelman (Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University), Bob Carpenter (Dept. of Statistics, Columbia University), Aleks Jakulin (Dept. of Statistics, Columbia University) and Phillip Price (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).
271. Statistics Forum, The
Presented by the American Statistical Association ( ASA) and CHANCE magazine. It provides everyone the opportunity to participate in discussions about probability and statistics and their role in important and interesting topics. Editor: Andrew Gelman.
272. Stein, Arlene
A sociologist that blogs about culture wars, sexual politics, American religion, conservative movements, intimacies, and public sociology. Arlene works at the department of sociologie of Rutgers University (USA).
281. Torres, Bob - Not Your Typical Sociologist
Lawrence University, USA
The thoughts of a middle-aged, post-modern, anglo, married with children, male, recovering-Catholic with Jesus-Hindu-Buddhist-Humanist tendencies, critical-applied-bevarioral sociologist. Check out his work in progress, publications, teaching and teaching philosophy. His research interests include the cultural and structural aspects of political economy of the global agro-food system. He concentrates his studies on the socio-political implications of nanotechnology in food and agricultural production, and on the linkages between the oppression of animals and humans under capitalism.
282. Total Drek
Thoughts of a frustrated intellectual on sociology, gaming, sicence, politics, science fiction, religion, and whatever else strikes his fancy. Written by graduate students at a sociology department somewhere in the USA.
285. Uggen, Chris - Sociology, Criminology, Self-Indulgence - University of Minnesota, USA
This blog does not inform you about his research, it only offers ill-informed opinions on music, running, and writing. There are, however, also some dirty posts on developments in sociology and crimimology. He has adopted a clear ‘safe-left’ political view: “neither too hot, nor too cold and within spitting distance of most of my colleagues”.
287. Uncommon Thought Journal
Focuses on understanding the critical issues of our times. Topics include: politics, social policy, war, terrorism, 9/11, globalization, military, theats to democracy, legislation, corporatations, corporate power...
281. Zero Anthropology
A project of anti-imperialism, growing out of a discipline with a long history and a deep epistemological connection to colonialism. The aim is to transform anthropology into something that is neither Eurocentric nor elitist.
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