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By Social Science Bites | Published: February 25, 2015
Erving Goffman has been called the most influential American sociologist of the 20th century thanks to his study of the social interactions of everyday life. In this Social Science Bites podcast, social psychologist Peter Lunt discusses his own inquiries into Goffman and how he approached his subjects with "an ethnographer's eye."
By Robert Dingwall | Published: December 7, 2014
There is a genuine cost from ignoring lessons from social science in the fight against Ebola. What's even sadder -- these lessons were taught in blood three decades ago in the fights against AIDS. Are we ready for the next malady?
By Liliana Bounegru | Published: May 13, 2014
Liliana Bounegru looks at how media scholars have leveraged digital data and algorithmic accountability. In times of shrinking news budgets and staff cuts journalists can turn to such readily available sources of data as a way to understand public engagement with major issues.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: April 16, 2013
The controversy over BBC journalists’ use of a student tour group linked to the London School of Economics should not be allowed to go away quietly.
By Leo McCann | Published: March 19, 2013
Even within its own narrow terms the Iraq war was appallingly costly. A bad decision to invade was compounded by shambolic and ineffective leadership of the warfighting itself. Why? The answer seems to lie in the ways in which contemporary large organizations behave
By Toby Miller | Published: January 3, 2013
Virginia Crisp on filesharing - or is it piracy - or is all property theft?....and why is everyone playing table football?
By Robert Dingwall | Published: November 20, 2012
The English in full moral panic are never an edifying spectacle. The Jimmy Savile affair is no exception, as self-appointed experts on child abuse, BBC-bashing tabloids and ambulance-chasing lawyers have piled into the fray.
By David Canter | Published: October 4, 2012
When some journalist awards a case a sobriquet like The Railway Rapist, or the Moors Murderers, you know that the media has got its teeth into the case and will shake as much life out of it as possible.
By MZurn | Published: December 12, 2011
As part of a series of occasional interviews with leading social scientists Ellen Wartella, a scholar on the role of media in children’s development spoke to socialsciencespace about her career in social science, and what she considered to be some of the important developments in the field. Tell me about your career in social science […]
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: March 14, 2011
The Academy of Social Sciences is looking to recruit a press officer to work on the recently launched Campaign for Social Science (CfSS). The role is to promote social science by writing and placing press releases and articles in the general and specialist press. The role is initially envisaged for the equivalent of one day […]
By SAGE | Published: January 28, 2011
Last month, SAGE sponsored a one-day symposium at the British Academy on the future of democracy, and media’s contribution to that future. It was jointly organized by SAGE and Goldsmiths’ Centre for the study of Global Media and Democracy. As our MD, Stephen Barr, commented, SAGE is committed to supporting the intellectual content of our publishing and […]
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: January 21, 2011
Launch of the Campaign for Social Science on 20 January 2011 – introductory remarks by Professor Cary Cooper, Chair of AcSS “The Campaign for Social Science will bring social science into the light of day – to show to parliament, press and public, what it is and why we need it. “Social science is compelling, edgy and necessary. It is […]