Here is a little about me:
EVERARD LONGLAND AND KEN PLUMMER
I was born in April 4, 1946 in Palmers Green, London) and taught sociology for thirty years at the University of Essex from 1975. I took early retirement in 2005 because of the need for a liver transplant. During my formal working life I worked primarily in ten areas of sociology:
- lesbian, gay and queer studies;
- the sociology of sexualities;
- the sociology of suffering
- pragmatism and symbolic interactionism;
- documents of life as a research method;
- the sociology of story telling;
- rights and intimate citizenship;
- critical humanism as method, theory and politics;
- general sociology and theory;
- criminology, deviance, stigma, control and labelling
After my illness, I spent a little time writing about my illness. See My Multiple Bodies
In my ‘semi-retirement’, I still write a little from time to time.
I have written a series of ‘Manifestos’ that you can now find under the page marked Manifestos.
You can find a few of my recent articles under the page marked Selected Articles.
You can find a few of my recent presentations under the page marked Presentations.
Some of my other diversions can be found under the page marked Fascinations.
I am currently working on several new studies.
Since 1978, I have lived in Wivenhoe, Essex, England with my life partner and ‘bestest friend’, Everard Longland.