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 The Journal of a Mad Sociologist is an extension of the Andoscia Sociology Project (See link below) that illuminates how sociology can inform real life.  The subject of this sociological observation is...me.  The Journal highlights the schizophrenic world of the sociologist: the objective social scientist living a subjective reality, informed by social facts, but motivated by passion and emotion and a personal sense of justice.  In what ways do these demonstrations of self interact, overlap, complicate? That is what I call the Madness of Sociology and and it's great fun!


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News and Notes

1/30/2013 I'll be making some changes to the Journal of a Mad Sociologist website pretty soon. Keep a lookout.

6/12/2012 No, I've not disappeared. I just haven't been doing much public stuff lately and no books are coming out. However, I am still working. Check out the Mad Sociologist Blog at the link above. Also, I'm making renewed progress on Democracy is of the Streets, a redefinition of democracy and democratic governance. 

10/21/2011 Had a great time speaking with the Edison College Philosophy Club about Occupy Fort Myers and Social Movements.

10/16/2011
Participated in the Occupy Fort Myers corner of the worldwide Occupy movement.  For all fans of the Mad Sociologist site, go out and get involved. See the images at the Mad Sociologist Blog

10/2/2011
Stone is not Forever Is now available on Kindle and Nook for $7.95. Please download and share with your friends. Also, both Stone is not Forever and The Revelation of Herman Smiley are available directly from the publisher for $9.95. Go to Publish America and order today. 

9/11/2011
I was interviews for the Fort Myers News Press regarding how I plan on addressing 9/11 in class. Only one sentence was quoted, but you can read the whole article at Mike Andoscia on the Web.

6/16/2011
The Journal of a Mad Sociologist is on Facebook. Click the Facebook logo above to join the conversation.

2/12/2011
The Revelation of Herman Smiley is now available! Go to Mike Andoscia on the Web for more information!

1/20/2011
Well, the year starts off with the long awaited novel, The Revelation of Herman Smiley. Stay tuned for publication dates.

 

8/8/2010
The Journal of a Mad Sociologist is now on Facebook. Look it up under Journal of a Mad Sociologist, for quick commentaries, blogs and features and, coming soon, the Mad Sociologist Blog Top 10!

6/10/2010
Sorry I've been gone for awhile, but I think I made up for lost time with the latest Agitate.  Read about Oily Capitalism!

3/5/2010
The latest issue of Agitate is now available.  And this one is really raising conservative hackles. Find out why. Read Bad Moon Rising.

1/10/2010
The latest issue of Agitate is now available.  Imagine the kind of world you want to live in...then make it happen!

12/23/2009
The latest issue of Agitate is now available.  Read about the response of our Nobel Laureate President with regard to peace.

10/31/2009
The latest issue of Agitate is now available.  I will no longer be guaranteeing an issue a month as my life is not conducive to this (unless I can get some contributors).  I will still put out twelve issues a year, however.  This first issue of the third volume of Agitate discusses the Right to Health Care.

9/6/2009
The May issue of Agitate is now available.  What is the purpose of surveillance in society, to keep us safe, or to keep us down?

8/17/2009
I established a Facebook Group called Fight for Healthcare.  There's no reason for the far right to drive this discourse. 

8/2/2009
I was interviewed about immigration by Janine Zeitlin. Check out the article from the Fort Myers News Press at Mike Andoscia on the Web

6/29/2009
The April issue of Agitate is now available.  Is environmentalism the new communism, a growing religious movement...or something more reasonable?

6/11/2009
For those of you Mad Sociologist fans, you can now follow me on Twitter.  Look for MikeAndoscia. Looks like my journey into the twenty-first century is complete...but my mind remains in the Enlightenment.

5/24/2009
A new feature has been added to the Journal of a Mad Sociologist--a Reference Source page that includes many of the sources used as a basis for the claims made in Agitate, the Mad Sociologist Blog, and other areas.  Use the Reference Sources page to review all statements made on this website starting with the March 2009 issue of Agitate.

5/23/2009
The March issue of Agitate is now available.  Learn why the Obama Administration will probably do nothing about the perpetrators of torture.

5/14/2009
I was interviewed for the Naples Daily News regarding immigration demographics in the United States.  Check out the article by Elysa Batista at Mike Andoscia on the Web.

4/14/2009
The February issue of Agitate is now available. This month puts to rest (I hope) the myth of the free market economy.

3/10/2009
The January issue of Agitate is now available.  Looks like I'm behind again, but I'll catch up.  This month start keeping score on Obama's administration.

3/6/2009
The Andoscia Sociology Project and the Journal of a Mad Sociologist can now be found on www.mikeandoscia.com.  Mike Andoscia on the Web is the central location for all Andoscia projects.
1/19/2009 
The December issue of Agitate is now available.  I know, I know...give me a break.  Has the free market been effective at solving social problems? Read and find out.  Also check out the Living Text Blog at Andoscia Sociology.  This is a fascinating experiment in participant education in which the students write their own textbook.  

11/26/2008
The November issue of Agitate is now available and the Journal is caught up.  Read the Journal's open letter to the President Elect. Whew!  Still calling for contributors, so if you have an opinion you'd like to see published, send it in.

11/23/2008
The October issue of Agitate is now available.  Five myths of the free market economy are revealed after the bailout. Also read the full article at the Mad Sociologist Blog.

10/27/2008
The September issue of Agitate is now available.  Why should taxpayers bail out banks for their irresponsibility when banks certainly would not do the same for taxpayers?

10/12/2008
The latest issue of Agitate is now available.  Take a look at voting for third party candidates.  For a list of third parties making a presidential bid go to the Activism page.

9/29/2008
The Journal of a Mad Sociologist is pleased to announce the opening of a new blog:
The Mad Sociologist Blog

Enter and have fun!

9/28/2008  Call for submissions!
As you can tell, the magazine Agitate is a couple of months behind. It is my hope and my goal to catch up soon.  It would be much easier, however, if I had help.  If you are one of millions of people out there who are of like mind to the philosophy of Agitate, then please send your submission to agitate@andosciasociology.net.  This is a really good chance to speak out and be heard as The Journal has been expanding its outreach to many blogs and organizations on the internet. 




The Journal of a Mad Sociologist is a branch of the Andoscia Sociology Project