C. Wright Mills: Legacies and Prospects – 50 Years On
Friday 13th April, 11-12.30pm
BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
In March 2012 it will have been 50 years since the death of C. Wright Mills. In that time the world has changed beyond recognition: the Cold War ended, the Keynesian consensus broke down, a globalizing neoliberalism rose to the ascendancy and the internet began to transform human communication and culture. In recent years, with 9/11 and then the financial crisis, it seems that history has returned with a vengeance.
This panel will explore the relevance of C. Wright Mills’ ideas 50 years on, considering the value of his legacy and the resources his work offers to understand the rapidly changing social world of the 21st century.
Prof Mike O’Donnell (University of Westminster) – “Charles Wright Mills and the (Continuing) Problem of Radical Agency”.
Prof Liz Stanley (University of Edinburgh) – TITLE TBC
Prof John Holmwood (University of Nottingham) – Sociology’s ‘moments’: C. Wright Mills and the critique of professionalism
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