Postgraduate Discussion Group

The Postgraduate Discussion Group is open to Masters and PhD students as well as staff within the Department of Sociology. It gives students the chance to socialise in an academic environment with members of the department. Below you will find the schedule for the current academic year, along with schedules from previous years.

Schedule for 2015/16

Challenges to the 21st- century Sociology

Mondays 6pm-7.30pm

DateReading

26 October 2015

Room: ATT204

Opening Session

Michael Burawoy (2005), For Public Sociology, American Sociology Review, vol. 70(1), p. 4-28

16 November 2015

Room: ATT204

Challenge of Identity, Nation-State and Citizenship

Stephen Castles  (2007), Twenty-First-Century Migration as a Challenge to Sociology, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 33(3), p.351-371


25 January

2016

Room: ATT 215

Challenge of Non-Humans

Hilary Tovey (2003), Theorising Nature and Society in Sociology: The Invisibility of Animals, Sociologia Ruralis, vol. 43 (3), p.196-215

22 February

2016

Room: ATT 215

Biological Challenges

Rose Nikolas (2013) The human sciences in a biological age,  Theory, Culture and Society, 30(1): 3-34

7 March 2016

Room: ATT 215

Challenge of Social Darwinism

Paul, Diane B.(2009)  Darwin, social Darwinism and eugenics, in eds.  Hodge Jonathan,  Radick Gregory (2009) The Cambridge Companion to Darwin, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Archive

 

Schedule 2014-15 "Gender and Society"

Schedule 2013-14 "The Rise of the Individual"

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