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Useful Links

Useful Sociology Websites:

http://www.davidharvey.org – A close reading of the text of Karl Marx's Capital Volumes I–III in free video lectures by David Harvey.

https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/index.htm – Marx–Engels Archive

http://socandcrimatkeele.blogspot.com/ – Political sociology and criminology from Keele University [no posts since Dec 2018]

http://yawningtree.wordpress.com/ – Dr Yenn Lee is an experienced and widely published researcher in the sociology of digital technologies, participation and social change, with a special interest in the Asia–Pacific region.

http://thepowerelite.blogspot.com/ – Social processes and social facts in 21st century society

http://montclairsoci.blogspot.com/ – Sociology blog by Jay Livingston, a member of the Montclair State University Department of Sociology.

http://www.ruthlesscriticism.com/stateindex.htm – Political sociology critique of the state

https://understandingsociety.blogspot.com/ – Innovative sociological thinking about a global world

http://averypublicsociologist.blogspot.com/ – Sociology perspectives on Britain and Europe

https://inequalitybyinteriordesign.wordpress.com/ – Sociology blog by Tristan Bridges with thoughts and research dealing with the relationship between gender and sexual inequality and social space.

https://kieranhealy.org/blog/ – Sociology and other distractions, since 2002

https://en.gegenstandpunkt.com/ – Analyses of capitalism, state and imperialism

https://www.everydaysociologyblog.com/ – Commentary from sociologist bloggers on everything from politics, religion, race and inequality to pop culture.

http://orgtheory.wordpress.com/ – Cutting-edge sociology commentary blog run by a group of sociologists.

https://familyinequality.wordpress.com/ – The nature of the connections and relationship between families and inequality in modern societies.

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/ – Statistical modelling, causal inference and social science

http://sociocast.org/annex/ – The Sociocast Project is a public scholarship and disciplinary service project with many sociological podcasts run by Joseph Nathan Cohen, Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College.  

https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/ – Sociological Images is designed to encourage all kinds of people to exercise and develop their sociological imagination by presenting brief sociological discussions of compelling and timely imagery that spans the breadth of sociological inquiry.

https://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/ – The Sociological Cinema is a resource for using video and pop culture to teach and learn sociology.

http://isa-sociology.org/ – The digital magazine of the International Sociological Association. The first volume began in 2010 as a newsletter. Global Dialogue now appears three times a year in 17 languages.

http://www.sagepub.net/isa/admin/ebulletin-articles.aspxeSymposium is a digital open access journal from the International Sociological Association, which publishes articles of sociological value and interest for an international community of social scientists.

http://www.worldvaluessurvey.org/ – World Values Survey (WVS) is a global network of social scientists studying changing values and their impacts on social and political life, led by an international team of scholars, with the WVS Association and WVSA Secretariat headquartered in Vienna, Austria.

https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/gmssi/callforparticipants.cgi – The International Sociological Association is undertaking the development of the Global Mapping of Sociologists (GMS) to create a global database of sociologists. GMS aims to identify, connect, and enable global collaborations in sociology, and support sociologists who encounter multiple barriers, economic and political, which impede participation in global exchanges.

http://sjdspace.isa-sociology.org/ – the Social Justice & Democratization Space is a project of the International Sociology Association to build a global community who can access and share resources through an open participatory approach to research, policy, pedagogy and practices on social justice and democratisation.


Sociology Podcasts:

Here’s a round-up of over 20 top sociology podcasts that includes some recommended by academic Twitter and collated by BSA Postgraduate Forum  https://bsapgforum.com/2019/08/19/top-sociology-podcasts/

Thinking Allowed on the BBC – this is a classic. Laurie Taylor talks to two or three experts on a sociological topic. It has been going for years, so you have well over 600 episodes to choose from.

The Digital Sociology Podcast hosted by Christopher Till – this podcast sees the presenter discuss digital sociological questions with other expert academics.

Surviving Society hosted by Chantelle Lewis, Tissot Regis and Saskia Papadakis – this is a ‘political podcast from a sociological perspective’ and episodes discuss timely and fascinating research by PhD researchers and established academics alike.

What’s that Noise? hosted by Tommy and Derek – this one is a bit less academic and a bit less specifically sociological with episodes on a range of topics.

Sociology [journal] Podcast Series ‘In Conversation with Sociology Authors’ – this series links a podcast with article published in Sociology.

Hear to Slay Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom provide a black feminist sociological perspective on celebrity, culture, politics, art, life, love – all the things they're obsessed with – and more.

Hidden Brain Hosted by NPR (National Public Radio) social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam, ‘Hidden Brain’ links research from psychology and neurobiology with findings from economics, anthropology and sociology, among other fields. The goal of ‘Hidden Brain’ isn’t merely to entertain, but to give you insights to apply at work, at home and throughout your life.

The Social Breakdown ‘The sociology podcast nobody wants, but everybody needs’ is hosted by Penn, Ellen and Omar. This series wants to make sociology accessible to everyone by discussing the ongoing and often confusing things happening in society.

Transforming Society published by Bristol University Press and Policy Press is a fairly new series and covers a wide range of topics with various academics.

While Indigenous is a solutions podcast with a sociological flavour devoted to building Indigenous power. Hosted by Sarah Sunshine Manning and produced by the NDN Collective.

Politics Theory Other hosted by Alex Doherty. If you like your sociology podcasts political, this is the one for you.

East is a Podcast hosted by Sina Rahmani. This series critically explores ‘the history of the present of the modern Middle East and North Africa’ in interviews with experts.

The Annex Sociology Podcast hosted by Joseph Nathan Cohen, Leslie Hinkson and Gabriel Rossman. It is described as ‘an academic sociology-themed podcast. It discusses news, debates, and research findings that are of interest to professional sociology scholars.’

LSE IQ is a monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science in which we ask some of the smartest social scientists – and other experts – to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society.

Strange Fruit Dr Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner host this weekly podcast of musings on politics, pop culture and black gay life.

The Measure of Everyday Life is a weekly public radio programme featuring researchers, practitioners and professionals discussing their work to improve the human condition. Independent Weekly has called the show ‘unexpected’ and ‘diverse’ and notes that the show ‘brings big questions to radio’.

Sage Sociology is the official free Podcast site from SAGE for Sociology. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books and electronic media for academic, educational and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi and Singapore.

Social Science Bites presents a series of interviews with leading social scientists. Each episode explores an aspect of our social world.

Talking About Organizations is a weekly conversational podcast about management and organisation studies that covers a lot of organisational sociology. It also includes classic texts on management like Taylor and the discussions are sociologically inclined.

National Centre for Research Methods podcasts answer practical questions through 15-minute interviews with researchers about the latest methodological developments, research findings and ideas, and discuss their potential and actual impacts including topics like Skype interviewing, big data and research probes. The centre conducts research and training in social science research methods, aiming to advance methodological understanding and practice across the UK social science research community

New Books in Sociology is part of the New Books Network and comprises a consortium of author–interview podcast channels dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing scholars and other serious writers to a wide public via new media.

The Center for Race & Gender provides podcasts from experts at the interdisciplinary research centre, which supports critical and engaged research on race, gender and their intersections at the University of California, Berkeley.


Browse a list of well-known Sociology journals here.