Alum Christo Sims Interview in CITAMS ASA Newsletter

28 Feb, 2019

Alum Christo Sims Interview in CITAMS ASA Newsletter

An interview with alum Christo Sims was featured in the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology (CITAMS) section of the ASA's Winter 2019 newsletter. Ian Sheinheit asked Sims five questions related to his book, Disruptive Fixation, which was the recipient of the 2019 CITAMS Book Award.

An excerpt from the interview:

IS: Disruptive fixation is a really fruitful concept. In what ways do you envision other scholars thinking through this concept to help them better understand and be reflexive in their own work?

CS: In the most general sense, I use the concept to refer to a social process in which widespread and often genuine longings for substantive social change get translated into expert-designed interventions that end up unintentionally remaking and sometimes exacerbating many of the patterns and problems that they are designed to redress.

You can read the entirety of the interview here, starting on page 16.