Month: February 2015

Social Science in the News

  Social science is vital too The Guardian Social Science has to be embedded in any strategy for science and […]

8 years ago
Marina Warner

Is Higher Education Losing Its Progressive Potential?

In the the concluding piece of his three-article look at academic labor in the UK in the wake of Marina Warner’s departure from Essex, Daniel Nehring asks if the conservative turn in education is driven by students or policy makers.

8 years ago
. Gøsta Esping-Andersen

25 Years of ‘Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism’

Allan Bloom has claimed there are no classics in the social sciences, but the editors of a special collection of essays on the impact of Gøsta Esping-Andersen’s book ‘The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism’ on its 25th birthday suggest that in fact this book shows Bloom was mistaken.

8 years ago
Erving Goffman

Peter Lunt on Erving Goffman

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.”

8 years ago
Ice bucket challenge

Hope for the Common Good

Recent research suggests that the so-called Golden Rule of ‘doing unto others …’ may have resonance in enhancing the public good.

8 years ago

If Only MOOCs Could Add an eHarmony Component

We go to school for an education, not a mate. But if you don’t find a mate at school, you are not getting as much return out of the experience as you can. Which brings us, in a new Danish study, to one issue with online classes …

8 years ago

The New Realism in Academic Life

As some of the ferment that marked university life for an earlier generation seems to dissipate, has a new realism crept in among subsequent generations of academics to accept what they feel they cannot change?

8 years ago