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In this episode of The Annex Sociology Podcast, we discuss the British system of evaluating departments’ scholarly productivity with JP Pardo-Guerra from the University of California, San Diego. JP recently authored “Research Metrics, Labor Markets, and Epistimc Change: Evidence from Britain, 1970 – 2018“. Pardo-Guerra explains how the system works, and how it shapes intellectual production. Special guest co-host Charles Gomez (CUNY Queens College).
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Today, we talk about Twitter and its effects on our informational diet with Stephen Barnard of St Lawrence University. Stephen is the author of author of Citizens at the Gates: Twitter, Networked Publics, and the Transformation of American Journalism (2018, Palgrave Macmillan), and co-author of All Media are Social: Sociological Perspectives on Mass Media (2020, Routledge).
Today, The Annex discusses a recent article in Harper’s, which describes a commercial male retreat that is designed to address the ill effects of toxic masculinity.
We discuss how humans can retain relevance in a fast-automating future.