Sociologists are always in danger of being seen as paranoids, all the more so when they oppose powerful vested interests.
March 7, 2016
Boltanski is not really asking where power lies; he’s asking why sociologists ask it.
March 4, 2014
Train in Vain
The chance meeting of two well-worn objects of middle-class fetishism — trains and writing, writing and trains — accounts for the unexpected seductiveness of the proposed Amtrak Residency. What could warm the cockles of the broken bourgeois-bohemian heart more than the idea of writing a novel or a poem or a literary essay on a train?
May 1, 2013
Taylor places “the heyday of the jingle” in the late 1940s, the period that gave us classics like the Chiquita Banana jingle.