Archive for January 2017

(Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities

“(Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities” 13th European Sociological Conference European Sociological Assocation Athens, Greece, 29 August to 1 September 2017 http://www.europeansociology.org./conferences/13th-conference-2017/ Abstract submission via https://www.conftool.pro/esa2017/ Abstract submission deadline: February 1, 2017 Invited speakers include David  Harvey, Yanis Varoufakis, Donatella della … Read More ›

On Teaching Theory

This short exchange with Michael Burawoy offers some thought-provoking reflections on teaching social theory. He identifies the major traditions of teaching theory within American sociology, before outlining his own ethnographic approach: The Survey: surveying extracts from a comprehensive range of social theorists, each… Read More ›

The turn to end all turns

The upwards trajectory of publication poses an obvious problem for the aspiring academic. It is one familiar from other fields of cultural production. How to be heard above the din? If ever more publications are being produced each year, commanding ever… Read More ›

The Silicon Valley of Hardware

Future Cities, a full-length documentary strand from WIRED Video, takes us inside the bustling Chinese city of Shenzhen. We examine the unique manufacturing ecosystem that has emerged, gaining access to the world’s leading hardware-prototyping culture whilst challenging misconceptions from the… Read More ›