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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Poetry Competition

Time for another competition. Let's test how well the web can consolidate distributed knowledge. The question is: how many sociologists are also published poets? Names please. I'll start the ball rolling with Charles Madge an associate of the Auden, Isherwood, MacNeice, Day Lewis set and later Professor of Sociology at Birmingham. A near miss is Tom Corlett who was, not, as far as I'm aware, a sociologist as such, but he did write the marvelous Ballade of Multiple Regression (scroll down to page 4). 
Perhaps the next competition should be to find the social scientist who has written the most (intentionally) humorous paper. A starter for ten is Heckman's piece: The effect of prayer on God's attitude towards mankind. Have fun and don't get distracted.

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