My reading work today compels me to write about the criminal absence of Harold Garfinkel’s Toward a Sociological Theory of Information from the widely-known sociological canon.
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I came to sociology in roundabout fashion, by way of anthropology and, before that, computer science and literary theory/linguistics. From the beginning I’ve struggled with the [...]
I haven’t written much recently, having been preoccupied with the shift into new professional responsibilities outside the academic sphere (doing exciting consulting work for Terapeak, for example—a company that was doing “big data” before the phrase became an industry and research buzzword). My days right now are split between pounding away at my dissertation [...]
I don’t have too much time to write about this formally, being preoccupied with practical life matters like family finances, productive work, and writing my dissertation, so this post will read informally. But I feel compelled to say something here about it.
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The most recent round of activity by “hacker group” Anonymous [...]