Re-orienting Sociological Thought?
Glamorgan Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building,
Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences
2pm to 4pm, Wednesday, May 11th 2016
In recent years, we’ve seen the proliferation of calls to reorientate sociological thought around new concerns, methodologies and approaches that can ground the discipline in changing times. This symposium brings together advocates of prominent approaches with the hope of a dialogue concerning these calls. What do they have in common? How do they differ? Are their proliferation a sign of the discipline’s weakness or of its vitality? Do we need to throw our energies into one, embrace the multitude or somehow synthesise them into a broader project of disciplinary renewal?
Mark Carrigan – Why Public Sociology is Becoming Digital Sociology (and vice versa)
Des Fitzgerald – Lively sociology and the sociology of life
William Housley – Disruptive Technologies and Socio-Digital Transformation
Emilie Whitaker – Between Thanatos and Natality: considering sociological reorientations through trans/post humanist understandings of death
Pre-booking is required by May 4th. Reserve a place via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/re-orienting-sociological-thought-tickets-24594058491