This special section of The Sociological Review’s website invites short blog posts (1500 words or less) reflecting on these trends. This could include questions such as the following:
- Is the value of fiction for sociology simply a matter of finding new ways to write about existing research? Or can fiction inform the research process itself?
- What are the risks involved in writing in a fictional mode about research? Is there a possibility we undermine the value of sociological research?
- Is the promise of sociological fiction simply a matter of accessibility or is it something more?
- Is there an important distinction to be drawn between writing sociological fiction and being a sociologist who writes fiction?
- How can fiction be used, as Bourdieu put it, to give “symbolic force, by way of artistic form, to critical ideas and analyses”?
Interesting opportunity for people working the fiction/futures coalface. Thanks to @hautepop for the heads-up.