Category: Living Humanity

SOCIOLOGY: THE BASICS 3rd edition is now published

.  Yesterday, the third edition of Sociology: The Basics was published. It started life back in 2010, and has been translated into six languages: in South Korea, Indonesia, Portuguese / Brazil, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish/Mexico.  The new edition of Basics updates everything but keeps the structure very much the same. It might even be called the Covid-19…

CRITICAL HUMANISM: An interview with Ken Plummer

Critical Humanism: A Manifesto for the 21st Century (2021) Polity Press has just been published and here Ken is interviewed about the book. This was published on the Polity Press Blog on 27th September 2021. See https://politybooks.com/blog/ Q: I’ll start by asking you just what you mean by Critical Humanism?  KP. The words human, humanity and…

Pioneering Social Research: Zoom Launch

Pioneering Social Research: Life Stories of a Generation by Paul Thompson, Ken Plummer and Neli Demirevacame out with Policy Press in the beginning of the year. It is a doubly unusual book: it does not argue a single hard-shaped account of how British social research developed, but a way into exploring its diversity; and it does not stand alone as a book,…

Routledge International Handbook of Cosmopolitan Studies

The 2nd edition of The Routledge International Handbook o COSMOPOLITAN STUDIES edited by Gerard Delanty has just been published. It contains some 50 wide ranging original essays. I have a small contribution on COSMOPOLITAN SEXUALITIES s    

Storytelling Conference, University of Suffolk

STORYTELLING CONFERENCE 10th and 11th July 2018 University of Suffolk, UK We are excited to announce that the call for papers for our Storytelling Conference is now open. We invite papers that theoretically and empirically engage with a broad range of disciplines reflecting the diverse nature of storytelling and stories substantively and methodologically. Keynote Speakers…

Whose side are we on? Lancaster Conference July 2018

The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) and European SSSI Lancaster University 4 , 5 and 6 July 2018  ‘Whose side are we on?’ Power, Stigma, Transgression and Exclusion in Everyday Life.       Some Notes for: “Whose Side Are We On?” Revisited: On Narrative Power, Inequality and The Struggle for Human…

Annual Symbolic Interaction Conference

Whose side are we on? Power, Stigma, Transgression and Exclusion in Everyday Life 4,5,6 July 2018 University of Lancaster For more info:  http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/sssi2018/ Ken Plummer: “Whose Side Are We On?” Revisited: On Narrative Power, Inequality and Hope ‘To have values or not to have values: the question is always with us’. And so Howard S.…

New Article: On the Infinitude of Life Stories – Still Puzzling Queer Tales After All These Years

I have just published a new short article. This is an extract of an article published in QED: A Journal in GLBTQWorldmaking 4.1 (2017) p189-197.   FROM: Tony Adams and Derek Bolen eds ‘Queer Auto/ethnographies” Forum for QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking. A Story of My Stories Over the years I have told many sexual stories.…

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