Category Archives: Sociology

Blogs in higher education: students’ examples from the UvA course Sport, culture & society (MA Sociology)

Last October I was very happy to accept the invitation of Nynke Kruiderink (ICT in Education at the College and Graduate School of Social Sciences) to help assist professor Ramón Spaaij (Special Chair of Sociology of Sport) with a new … Continue reading

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New in the UvA-library: Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences

With over 400 cross-referred essays drawn from anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology, this new Wiley resource «promotes interdisciplinary and multi-layered awareness on key topics, [is] designed to grow organically with additional essays from relevant disciplines, […] [and] provides … Continue reading

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Tegen de armoedeval

Deze oudejaarsdag begon voor mij met het luisteren naar een radioprogramma waar mensen voor of tegen een bepaalde stelling kunnen stemmen en hun stem op de radio kunnen toelichten (Standpunt.nl). De stelling van vandaag luidde “2014 is een jaar dat we beter … Continue reading

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Burgerschap, de verzorgingsstaat en zich thuis voelen

«En het zal geen toeval zijn dat verzorgingsstaten worden ontmanteld wanneer samenlevingen pluriformer worden. Of, beter gezegd, wanneer politici onderscheid gaan maken tussen burgers die voorzieningen ‘verdienen’ en anderen die daar buiten zouden vallen». Alleen al het citaat hierboven maakt … Continue reading

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New in the collection: Social media, politics and the state: protests, revolutions, riots, crime and policing in the age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

University of Westminster’s Communication scholars Christian Fuchs and Daniel Trottier are the editors of Routledge‘s lately published «essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised on social media»: henceforth available via the UvA-Library at the … Continue reading

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Evaluating sources on a topic: inequality

Some weeks ago on this blog, my colleague Agnes Dessing addressed the topic of inequality: Why inequality is bad for democracy. Agnes’ contribution gives me a nice opportunity to republish (albeit, adjusted) a post from my former blog, where I … Continue reading

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New in the UvA ebook-collections: Blackwell companions and other reference works

The following titles must have proved so popular with students at the previous library location (Bushuis), that – when organizing the move to the new library past summer – we could find none of them left in the shelves. Purchasing … Continue reading

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