This paper responds to Nick Gane's “Against a descriptive turn”. I argue that descriptive research strategies are more open and inclusive than those which purport to be causal where explanatory adeq...
Mike SavageMy response to Nick Gane is now published in @BJSociology ‘What makes for a successful sociology? A response to “Against a descriptive turn”’
While description is a valuable aspect of meaningful sociological work, this paper takes issue with Mike Savage’s argument that the social sciences, and sociology in particular, should seek to priori...
Mike SavageInteresting article criticising my arguments about description, epochalism & class by Nick Gane. My reply follows soon! @BJSociology
An enjoyable biography of director David Lynch is rich in detail, but doesn’t get to the root of the man’s mystery
Mike SavageRiveted by this brilliant auto/biography of David Lynch. Is there any other film director who has captured the dystopia of post-industrial social change in the 1970s & 1980s with such prescience?
The global transformation after the 2008 crisis opened an intense debate about how inequalities and different forms of exclusion are connected with contemporary expressions of social conflict, political instability, and social transformation....