Friday, March 28, 2008

Everydaysociologyblog.com

Kudos to Karen Sternheimer at everydaysociologyblog.com (a blog I contribute to). It's starting to attract lots of attention, including the review posted below. She's putting together some really nice posts about a wide range of sociological topics. I can see this blog used regularly in sociology classes; in fact, a grad student came to my office a few days ago to talk about using it. Well done Karen!

"When some people think about sociology, they might think about Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, and Manuel Castells. The witty, irreverent, and very insightful sociologists at Everyday Sociology consider those esteemed scholars, but they also examine social dynamics on airplanes, Asian American voters, and the world of celebrity. The Everyday Sociology weblog is edited by sociologist Karen Sternheimer, and her contributors include a wide range of practicing sociologists. Visitors to the site can scroll through recent entries and also browse several categories, which include crime and deviance, sex and gender, social psychology, and popular culture and consumption. Also, users may wish to look through the archives, which date back to June 2007. Along with being eminently readable, the site also includes teaching activities and video interviews. "

4 comments:

shrinkingisaac said...

On a side note to this post - Surely i am not alone in thinking that "Manuel Castells" would probably not be the third name that would roll off my tongue in a list like that?

S.S.STONE said...

Thank you Brad I'll have to travel over there and check that sight out!

"When some people think about sociology, they might think about Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, and Manuel Castells."
When I think about sociology now I think of Dan Myers, Brad Wright and Jay Livingstone!
:)

Brad Wright said...

Hm-m-m-m, how about Weber, Durkheim, Myers, and Livingstone?

David Weakliem said...

I also wonder why Castells was on the list. The best explanation I can think of is that for some reason they didn't want to mention Marx (the third member of the traditional "big three"), and Castells was there to represent the Marxist tradition. But even then, he's far from the best-known follower of Marx. In any case, I think that "some people" is a small and select group.