Daniel Nehring

My career so far has taken me to a fairly wide range of places, and this has allowed me to experience a wide range of approaches to sociology and social science. In my blog, I reflect on this diversity and its implications for the future of the discipline. Over the last few years, I have also become interested in exploring the contours of academic life under neoliberal hegemony. Far-reaching transformations are taking place at universities around the world, in terms of organisational structures, patterns of authority, and forms of intellectual activity. With my posts, I hope to draw attention to some of these transformations.

The language of sociology

The new language of sociology: what does ‘excellence’ mean?

British sociology is relentlessly marching towards excellence. A leading sociology department prides itself in its “international reputation for excellence”, one of the country’s most distinguished journals highlights its “commitment to excellence”

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