Friday, 19 December 2014

Special Issue on Civil Society and Health Systems Reforms

With Guido Giarelli and Carlo Ruzza, Ellen Annandale has edited a Special Issue of the journal Social Science & Medicine (vol 123, 2014) on The Role of Civil Society in Healthcare System Reforms

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Dave Beer review for Berfrois magazine

Dave Beer has written a detailed review Radio Benjamin for Berfrois magazine. The book gathers together translations of Walter Benjamin's radio broadcasts.
 

Vacancy at York: Lecturer /Senior Lecturer in Sociology

The Sociology Department is seeking to fill a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer post. We are looking to appoint a sociologist capable of teaching criminology such as crime and criminal justice, deviance and social control.


Criminology [Image credit flickr.com/ hashir / h3nr0 / ariii]Watch the film clip to see how criminology is taught at the University of York

For more information go the University of York vacancy website: click here or keep you eye on jobs.ac.uk where the job advert will be posted soon.

York Sociology ranked 1st for Research Excellence (REF 2014)


Its official! – We are very proud to be ranked 1st in the REF2014. Congratulations to everyone. 

This outstanding outcome is the result of real team effort. But very special congratulations go to Sarah Nettleton (Research Director) and Ed Kirby (Research Administrator) who led the process.  

Ellen Annandale, Head of Sociology

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Murderabilia Data Gathering in the US

Jack has recently returned from a data gathering trip to the U.S.A at the end of the first year of his PhD. Observations and interviews were carried out over a period of two weeks in September, assisted by a grant from the ESRC overseas fieldwork fund. 

Museum observations and interviews yielded some high quality data supporting Jack’s PhD in morbid culture and the collecting of Murderabilia respectively. Many good connections were also made that are currently being followed up. This data will be complimented by a similar approach carried out in the UK in the months up until Christmas, as well as data gathered online from forums and fan-sites.

Whilst the interviews will mark the beginning of the data collection phase of Jack’s PhD, a preliminary analysis of the observations will be presented much sooner at the Museum’s Alive conference at the University of Leicester, November 2014.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Dave Beer - Theory, Culture & Society website

Dave Beer has been editing the new Theory, Culture & Society website for just over a year. The site, which can be found at theoryculturesociety.org, acts as an open access supplement to the journal and publishes responses, reviews, interviews, think-pieces and video abstracts. As part of this development he has also edited a special section of the Theory, Culture & Society 'print' journal that contains some highlights from the website content. This special section has just been published in the current issue of TCS which can be found here http://tcs.sagepub.com/content/31/7-8.toc . Along with a short editorial introduction, the section includes articles on Hindi cinema, Smokey Robinson, digital power, biometrics, urban problems and a debate on neoliberalism.

The TCS website continues to publish materials on a weekly basis. Recent pieces have included work on equality, affect, interdisciplinarity, nature, energy, complexity and neuroscience amongst others. The site is entirely open access and is aimed at being a resource anyone who is teaching, learning about or researching the broad areas covered by TCS. You can also follow the activities at TCS on Twitter @TCSjournalSAGE .

Laurie Hanquinet - 13th Assembly of Experts of the Council of Europe/ ERICarts

Laurie Hanquinet will give a talk on the link between cultural participation and democracy at the next Public Forum on "Culture and Democracy" organized in parallel of the 13th Assembly of Experts of the Council of Europe/ ERICarts - Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe.


More information on the website of the Compendium: http://www.culturalpolicies.net/web/index.php