Tag Archives : ethnography

Some thoughts from Picturing the Social Conference – June 2016 #VSMLconf


I’m on my way to Sheffield to deliver a workshop on Social Media for Early Career Researchers at the first student-lead Sheffield University Doctoral Student Conference tomorrow. I was lucky enough to be able to plan my travels around the second “Picturing the Social” conference in Manchester, hosted by the Visual Social Media Lab. It’s came at a very good…

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On not drinking the kool-aid… (or resisting olympic research)


The above passage is an extract from Helen Lenskyj’s excellent book “Resisting the Olympic Industry” which I finished a few months ago. Please read it – and I’ll elaborate why I’ve chosen to share it below. Lenskyj (2008) is a rare – but prominent critical voice of the Olympics. Both activist and academic, she can be seen talking (amongst others)…

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