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Sociology of Sport Seminar at Sociology@Warwick

Last summer Sociology@Warwick hosted the website Sociological Imagination‘s first ever seminar. The topic was the Sociology of Sport and speakers included current Sociology@Warwick faculty, current PhD students and ex-PhD students.

The first speaker was Dr Karen Throsby, who we interviewed last year,  talking about her research on channel swimming.


Professor Wyn Grant, who we also interviewed on this topic some time ago, talks about the political economy of football. If you find this interesting you should definitely check out Wyn’s site Football Economy.


In this podcast from the SI Sociology of Sport seminar, PhD researcher Deborah Butler talks about her research on the Horse Racingindustry.


And in the final talk from the seminarDr Sam Farooq discusses religious masculinities in sport based on a fascinating ethnographic study she conducted.


Call for Papers: what does the Sociological Imagination mean today?

It has been over 50 years since C. Wright Mills wrote the Sociological Imagination. In that time the world has changed beyond recognition: the Cold War ended, the Keynesian consensus broke down, a globalizing neoliberalism rose to the ascendancy and the internet began to transform human communication and culture. In recent years, with 9/11 and then the financial crisis, it seems that history has returned with a vengeance. Is Wright Mills’ notion of the ‘Sociological Imagination’ still pertinent today? How can Sociology help shed light on the rapidly transforming world around us and the consequences of these transformations for the people who inhabit it? What does the ‘Sociological Imagination’ mean today?

The Sociological Imagination website is seeking short articles which engage with these themes, or particular aspects of them. Submissions should be 500 – 1500 words and e-mailed as a Word document. There is no deadline for submissions.

Call for Papers: what does the Sociological Imagination mean today?

It has been over 50 years since C. Wright Mills wrote the Sociological Imagination. In that time the world has changed beyond recognition: the Cold War ended, the Keynesian consensus broke down, a globalizing neoliberalism rose to the ascendancy and the internet began to transform human communication and culture. In recent years, with 9/11 and then the financial crisis, it seems that history has returned with a vengeance. Is Wright Mills’ notion of the ‘Sociological Imagination’ still pertinent today? How can Sociology help shed light on the rapidly transforming world around us and the consequences of these transformations for the people who inhabit it? What does the ‘Sociological Imagination’ mean today?

The Sociological Imagination website is seeking short articles which engage with these themes, or particular aspects of them. Submissions should be 500 – 1500 words and e-mailed as a Word document. There is no deadline for submissions.

Call for Papers: what does the Sociological Imagination mean today?

It has been over 50 years since C. Wright Mills wrote the Sociological Imagination. In that time the world has changed beyond recognition: the Cold War ended, the Keynesian consensus broke down, a globalizing neoliberalism rose to the ascendancy and the internet began to transform human communication and culture. In recent years, with 9/11 and then the financial crisis, it seems that history has returned with a vengeance. Is Wright Mills’ notion of the ‘Sociological Imagination’ still pertinent today? How can Sociology help shed light on the rapidly transforming world around us and the consequences of these transformations for the people who inhabit it? What does the ‘Sociological Imagination’ mean today?

The Sociological Imagination website is seeking short articles which engage with these themes, or particular aspects of them. Submissions should be 500 – 1500 words and e-mailed as a Word document. There is no deadline for submissions.

SI Seminar announcement: Sociology of Sport at Warwick University, 20 June

WHEN:

20 June · 16:00 – 18:00

WHERE:

R1.13, Ramphal Building, University of Warwick

As part of the Sociology of Sport Week on Sociological Imagination, we have organized our first ever seminar! Taking place the day after sports week finishes (Monday 20th), it will involve a series of 20-30 minute talks from a diverse range of speakers who have done research into different aspects of various sports. This will be followed by an open discussion about sport and contemporary society.
Don’t worry if you can’t make it! We will hopefully record the event and post it online on SI, and we will also be live-tweeting from it (@soc_imagination). If you have any questions you would like us to ask, then please get in touch via twitter.

Speakers:

Channel Swimming – Dr Karen Throsby, University of Warwick
Football – Prof Wyn Grant, University of Warwick
Horse Racing – Deborah Butler, University of Warwick
Football – Dr Sam Farooq, University of Gloucestershire

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SI Seminar #1: Sociology of Sport, 20 June 2011

SI Seminar #1: Sociology of Sport, 20 June 2011
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