tuesday morning links – sociology rap video edition


1. A very, very funny satire of Ingmar Bergman. The New York Times review of Scenes from a Marriage. If you haven’t seen it, do so immediately. A high point of cinema. Yes, and I do mean the 6 hour serial tv version, not the whimpy feature film.

2. You think you know math?

3. Back at my alma mater, the University of Chicago, the new soc PhD students have made their own sociology rap video, called UoC Monday. The best line concerns Ed Laumann and the benefits of co-authorship with a sex researcher. Even worse: The Albion Small Slideshow Players. “Even practice job talks are degrading/ My ego is deflating.” Now, do you all understand the insanity that drove me to write the grad skool rulz??

Update: Check out the other UoC videos – “Chicago Sociology, The Movie,“Save a Grad Student,” and a puzzling video involving German techno, the social theorist Tonnies and hermeneutic ethnographer Andreas Glaeser.


Written by fabiorojas

July 31, 2007 at 3:32 am

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  1. […] Three must-see videos A parody of Bergman, a math rap, and a sociology rap — Fabio gives the link to them all! […]


  2. i vote for the german one…



    July 31, 2007 at 2:47 pm

  3. This makes me very nostalgic for grad school (all of two years ago) even though at princeton we were far less awesome than this.



    July 31, 2007 at 3:04 pm

  4. In the pre-YouTube age, this was the best we could do.



    July 31, 2007 at 5:02 pm

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