An Outsider’s Perspective
Having just attended the Opening Plenary Curating Conversations from the Edges: An Introduction from the Editors of the @TheSocReview, I am struck by the idea that
sociology doesn’t have a monopoly over the sociological
the sociological is an explanation that can see the social relations in the world
I had been worrying that I wouldn’t belong, and was confused by what the conference title – Undisciplining – meant.
I now think I may have a place at this conference.
I think I get it now – it means that all disciplines can be framed sociologically because they (can) all deal with the social relations in the world. It means that the spaces in-between the disciplines matter. And it means making the invisible visible, all of which requires imagination.
And everybody can have that.
So, I am now really looking forward to the next three days.