Academic elitism or reflexive praxis? 

“All academics are elitist, but sociologists are the worst of them all” – A. (fellow academic) When discussing the historical atrocities of the transatlantic slave trade today, A. passionately vocalised her thoughts on how sociologists, in their advocacy of subjectivity awareness, reflexively analysing bias, and researching social issues of oppressed social groups, were even more elitist […]

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Ethnography; AKA People Watching

I recently embarked on a journey I’ve been silently wishing to undertake for many years; I’ve started graduate study.  It’s a bit of a mouthful: Master of Science in Socia Science Research Methods, specialising in sociology. What that essentially means is that I’m learning the skills and methodology needed to be a great researcher. One […]

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