“If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, it’s a duck. Epistemologically.”

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The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, Francisco de Goya, 1746-1828

One of the nice things about blogging is the feeling of camaraderie and collegiality that you get. One of the not so nice things about writing a thesis is that you feel almost necessarily isolated.

So I was absolutely chuffed to discover, while looking for something unrelated on the net, Sociologists: we all started off people watching. It’s a kind of group blog thing run by the popular American site Live Journal where any member can post. It’s a nice kinda place where people can let off some steam, seek some input on drafts or some study/career advice, swap reading lists, and even trial a survey. Truly the blogosphere is a wonderful thing.

And there are some cool jokes about sociology and/or sociologists.

Oh, and I’m really looking forward post-thesis to finally reading Robert Hughes’ book on Goya, and lots and lots of Trollope

About Mark Bahnisch

Mark Bahnisch is a sociologist and is the founder of this blog. He has an undergraduate degree in history and politics from UQ, and postgraduate qualifications in sociology, industrial relations and political economy from Griffith and QUT. He has recently been awarded his PhD through the Humanities Program at QUT. Mark's full bio is on this page.
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yellowvinyl
yellowvinyl
2021 years ago

Troppo is really going off like a spectacular fireworks display as it powers into the new year. brilliant blog, great contributors, always lively, varied and interesting. keep up the great work, all you armadillos (whats the collective noun?)!

C.L.
2021 years ago

Bloody hell Barnisch – you think I don’t recognise Thesis Procrastination Syndrome?

Hughes’s book is wonderful BTW. Bob is a genius – from Art in Australia to American Visions I’ve loved everything on art he’s written. Goya is the love of his life and that shows.

Now back to work!

C.L.
2021 years ago

Apols for mis-spelling your name Mark. Tis late. Now I’m off to watch Vic crack some heads in The Shield – taped it earlier.

Mark Bahnisch
Mark Bahnisch
2021 years ago

No probs, C.L. I was hoping to find some insights into TPS on the sociology blog :) But now I’m off to read some political theory in bed!

Look forward to reading Hughes. I’d love to re-read his ‘Barcelona’ as well!

Mark Bahnisch
Mark Bahnisch
2021 years ago

ps – thanks yellow! Back to Mr Hobbes and his Leviathan.

Francis Xavier Holden
2021 years ago

mark -is it somehow telling that none of those sociologist jokes are funny?

Mark Bahnisch
Mark Bahnisch
2021 years ago

Um, Francis, maybe, um, yeah…

Rafe
2021 years ago

I think of sociologists and novelists as people who do not act guilty and apologetic if caught looking through a keyhole. Psychologists might try to get in on the act but they are supposed to talk to people.

Come to think of it, how many keyholes have you seen lately that you could look through? Now there is a thesis topic “The decline of the old-fashioned keyhole and its impact on sociological research”.