Neil McLaughlin

Dr. McLaughlin did his PhD at the Graduate Center of the City University and was educated around the circles of intellectuals at Dissent magazine and the Democratic Socialists of America. Dr. Mclaughlin publishes in sociological theory and the sociology of ideas, but his passion is non-dogmatic politics, public sociology and quality writing.

His academic writing is in the sociology of intellectuals, knowledge and ideas. He is interested in reputations, the relationship between marginality and creativity, and the future of higher education and disciplines and the history-sociology of sociology in Canada and comparatively. He is also interested in critical theory (particularly the work of Erich Fromm), and drawing on psychoanalytic ideas within sociology and social psychology.

Research Areas: Education, Politics and Social Movements, Social Theory, Sociology of Knowledge

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