Readings 23.8.20

During the last 2 weeks I have read:

1. Kitchin, Rob. The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures & Their Consequences. Los Angeles, California: SAGE Publications, 2014.

2. Loukissas, Yanni A. All Data Are Local: Thinking Critically in a Data-Driven Society. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2019.

3. Thorpe, C., Yuill, C., Hobbs, M., Todd, M., Tomley, S., Weeks, M., & Graham, J. (2016). Das Soziologie-Buch (K. Lehmann, Trans.). Dorling Kindersley Verlag GmbH.

I also read a couple of chapters from the following books:

4. Williamson, Ben. Big Data in Education: The Digital Future of Learning, Policy and Practice. 1st edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2017.

5. Pangrazio, Luci. Young People’s Literacies in the Digital Age: Continuities, Conflicts and Contradictions. London ; New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.

6. Gorur, Radhika. “Policy as Assemblage.” European Educational Research Journal 10, no. 4 (December 2011): 611–22.

Mhmmm, that does not seem that much, I guess I am missing a couple f things, I really should just copy and paste whenever I read sth!

I started to read:

Gnosa, Tanja. Im Dispositiv: Zur reziproken Genese von Wissen, Macht und Medien. Im Dispositiv. transcript, 2018.

Mau, Steffen. The Metric Society: On the Quantification of the Social. Cambridge, UK : Medford, MA: Polity Press, 2019.

Rogers, Richard. Doing Digital Methods. 1st edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2019.

Zuboff, Shoshana. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power. First edition. New York: PublicAffairs, 2019.

And, good news! Based on the data I collected for my master thesis, we wrote an article which has finally been published!

Podcasts on Big Thinkers

I have recently found a couple of great podcasts about philosophy, which I thought I would share!

  1. Soziopod

Why I like it? The two hosts (Patrick Breitenbach Nils Köbel) discuss numerous topics (identity, work…) by raising critical interview-like questions to each other. They illuminate the subject from the perspective of various philosophers, sociologists and others, while keeping they ptentially dry topics humerous and interesting. Gets me thinking everytime I listen to it!

2. Philosophize this!

Why I like it? Philosophize this can be summarized by: “GET TO THE POINT!”. Short, coherent and beginner-friendly summaries of the works of some of the biggest thinkers of our time. If I read a name and do not really know what that person stood for or what his/her stance was, I quickly look up Philosophize this! to get an idea.

I will continuously update this page!

Summer break and 1st week in August

It is my second week back at work after my summer holiday, which was kind of MEH. I know, all of us are struggling with the implications Covid-19 has on our lives, but the weather here in Sweden was especially dull. The news reported that it was the coldest summer in 50 years…anyway…reading!

This week I started to prepare for the first session of one of the courses this autumn term, therefore I read:

  1. Angus, Lawrence. (2015). ‘School choice: neoliberal education policy and imagined futures’. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36(3), 395-413.
  2. Apple, Michael & Au, Wayne. (2006). Politics, theory, and reality in critical pedagogy. I R. Cowen & A.M. Kazamias, (Red) International Handbook of Comparative Education (s 991-1007). Dordrecht: Springer.
  3. Apple, Michael, Ball, Stephen & Armando Gandin, Luis. (2010). Mapping the sociology of education: social context, power and knowledge. In M. Apple, S. Ball & L. A. Gandin (Red), The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education (s 1-12). London: Routledge.
  4. Ball, S. (2003) The teacher’s soul and the terrors of performativity, Journal of Education Policy, 18:2, 215-228, DOI: 10.1080/0268093022000043065
  5. Baltodano, Marta. (2012). ‘Neoliberalism and the demise of public education: the corporatization of schools of education’. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 25(4), 487-507.
  6. Bourdieu, P. (1987). What Makes a Social Class? On The Theoretical and Practical Existence Of Groups. Berkeley Journal of Sociology, Vol. 32 (1987), pp. 1-17
  7. Grozier, Gill, Reay, Diane, Jameson, David et al. (2008). White middle-class parents, identities, educational choice and the urban comprehensive school: dilemmas, ambivalence and moral ambiguity, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 28(3), 261-272.
  8. Lundahl, Lisbeth. (2016). Equality, inclusion and marketization of Nordic education: Introductory notes. Research in Comparative & International Education, 11(1), 3–12.
  9. Öhrn, Elisabet. (2012). Urban education and segregation: the responses from young people, European Educational Research Journal, 11(1), 45-57.

In addition to this, I continued and finished two books abouf philosophy and some of the key concepts of philosophy (in German)

10. König, S. (2013a). Grundwissen Philosophie: Eine systematische Einführung. S. König.

11. König, S. (2013b). Hauptwerke der Philosophie Von der Antike bis ins 20. Jahrhundert.

If you speak German and are looking for an easy-to-read/beginners introduction to philosophy I can recommend the two books!

And I also continued to read an introduction to theories in sociology (also German, but available in English as well):

12. Thorpe, C., Yuill, C., Hobbs, M., Todd, M., Tomley, S., Weeks, M., & Graham, J. (2016). Das Soziologie-Buch (K. Lehmann, Trans.). Dorling Kindersley Verlag GmbH.

During te autumn term, a group of people at my department will have a reading group, which is why I read the following book:

13. Loukissas, Y. A. (2019). All data are local: Thinking critically in a data-driven society. The MIT Press.

And I finished this one last week as well:

14. O’Neil, C. (2016). Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (1 edition). Crown.

For my own research project I intend to do a policy analysis, which is why I started getting into it:

15. Bacchi, C. (2015). The Turn to Problematization: Political Implications of Contrasting Interpretive and Poststructural Adaptations. Open Journal of Political Science, 05(01), 1–12.

16. Bacchi, C. (2016). Problematizations in Health Policy: Questioning How “Problems” Are Constituted in Policies. SAGE Open, 6(2), 215824401665398.

17.Bletsas, A., & Beasley, C. (Eds.). (2012). Engaging with Carol Bacchi: Strategic interventions and exchanges. University of Adelaide Press.

This is more of a list than an actal reflection of content- I am going to re-read some of the articles and will try to do the same with the rest as well!