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Steven Thrasher (Ep. 5)

Steven Thrasher is a writer for the guardian and a PhD student in American Studies at New York University. In this conversation with University of Texas Sociology Professor Ben Carrington, Thrasher discusses his first encounter with Stuart Hall’s work. The interview provides insight into Hall’s intellectual reach. Thrasher shares how his engagement with Hall comes…

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Les Back (Ep. 1)

Situated on Goldsmiths, University of London campus, this conversation between Ben Carrington, Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and Les Back, Professor of Sociology at Goldsmith’s, University of London, considers the contributions that Stuart Hall made to the field of cultural studies and the loss that has been felt since his…

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Plagiarism

“Thou shalt not steal” might be an old concept, but when it comes to ideas we’re still in the infant stages of understanding how theft works. So we might ask, “why does it matter if someone plagiarizes someone else? It’s not like I took an object from someone else.” It turns out, it’s a big…

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Dr. Aldon D. Morris (Ep. 04, 2016)

Host John L. Hanson speaks with Dr. Aldon D. Morris, professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University, and author of “The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Dubois and the Birth of Modern Sociology.”

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