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What Is Left to Say?

In his 1934 essay, “A Negro Nation Within a Nation”, WEB DuBois wrote: The colored people of America are coming to face the fact quite calmly that most white Americans … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 40 Comments

Public Sociology at ASA14

Like a good sociologist, I joined my tribe in San Francisco this week for the annual American Sociological Association conference. In addition to my usual fare, I conducted a pair … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Round-up of Berkman Center Notes and Reflections

I have to thank the entire crew at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard for hosting me yesterday. The room was quite full and the audience brought … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Democratizing Ideologies and Inequality Regimes – Berkman Center Primer

I’m very excited to speak at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society tomorrow. The talk is open to the public (with RSVP) and streaming online. I used to post … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Twyllabus: Labor, Machines, and Undeniable Futures

There’s a great batch of reading and writing happening mostly online right now about the labor, inequality and the machines that are coming for our jobs. Much of the public … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Digital Sociology: Conference, Call to Action

It’s no secret that I have some thoughts on U.S. sociology’s intersection with digital methods, praxis, and domains. I have spent about two years now interviewing students, administrators, policy makers, … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Light Skin, Labor and “Straight Out of Compton”

I could write this post almost entirely with cut and paste, that’s how common this now feels. Gawker released a casting call for a movie about hip-hop group NWA. The … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 5 Comments

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