Tweeting Gluten Free: Quantified Self, Qualified Self, or Both?

Tweeting Gluten Free: Quantified Self, Qualified Self, or Both?

One of the (many) questions I have asked myself when researching how people with Coeliac Disease or Gluten Intolerance catalogue, share and tweet about their experience of the gluten free diet, and the adverse physical and psychological symptoms of ingesting gluten, is: to what extent, if any, can these kinds of activities be classified as falling within the realms of…

Here’s to Immigrants

“Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t even fucking understand English yet work hard despite it all. Here’s to the fast food workers who work hard to…
  • #Britsoc14 Interactive Network
  • #britsoc14 Software platforms used for tweeting (Circle Packing Graph)
  • #Britsoc14 Deborah Lupton Network
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Visualising the #Britsoc14 network, at the BSA Conference 2014

Strong influencers, interesting discussion and a taste for Apple The British Sociological Association held it's three day conference at the University of Leeds from 23-25 April 2014. Themes were deliberately broad and all-encompassing, with a wide appeal to the entire spectrum of sociologists attending, and stimulated a lot of lively debate over these 3 days. What I found most interesting…
Gluten Free Tweet Diary

Gluten Free Tweet Diary

Hi there, I'm currently doing a PhD, where I study how we as Coeliacs, or people with Gluten-related intollerances, (or as people living with or looking after some on a gluten free diet), tweet about how we manage being gluten free.  As a diagnosed Coeliac, I have found Twitter a really valuable support system for sharing info about new gluten…