Sociologists Talking

Back, Les. 2008. Sociologists Talking. Sociological Research Online, 13(6), [Article]

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The alchemy of wi-fi hot spots and the global reach of email make it almost impossible to escape academic responsibilities for longer than the duration of a plane flight. This can bring rewards as well as the exasperation of seemingly endless queries about meetings, essays and deadlines. I checked my mail recently using a hotel server during a visit to the University of Texas at Austin, and found in the inbox a message from my friend Max Farrar. A sociologist working in Leeds, Max specialises in enigmatic email, often very funny and always thought provoking. This message contained no words aside from those entered in the title box. It was puzzling even by Max's high standards. Entitled 'Wise words' the message consisted of a photograph.

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23 Apr 2010 07:24

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