This week I did a lecture in Sociological Theory on Michel Foucault - Fadi and Alex did me a favour and filmed it for me. And Fadi has posted it on his youtube channel - if you are interested in an introduction to Foucault: here it is. I have also uploaded the audio to soundcloud.
The Second International Legitimation Code Theory Conference is happening at the University of Sydney, July 2017. I have a paper in the conference: Title: Hyper-Knowledge Codes: Contesting Knowledge-Building on the Climate Sceptic Blogosphere. Knowledge codes are
not guarantees of knowledge-building; in fact, some may hinder it. This paper
explores a ‘hyper-knowledge codes’ through a cosmological analysis of climate
sceptic blogs. Studies of the field of production that employ Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) have principally focused on disciplines where the basis of
legitimation is a knower code. Maton (2014: 38) identifies the potential of
social knower codes to fragment disciplines and undermine knowledge-building.
While studies of knowledge code disciplines, e.g. physics, chemistry and
biology, have focused on impediments students face to educational attainment
and the realization of legitimate knowledge and not the field of
production. Yet, outside knower code disciplines, LCT sug…