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emotional weber

12.02.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Max Weber has, again and again, been built up as main example for how modern sociology is rationalistic and works on a strict Cartesian mind/body dualism. And of course – if you seek to demonstrate how your new theory goes beyond the sociological tradition which from the start has ignored the body, non-human agency, emotions ...

capitalism doesn’t keep its promises….

11.12.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

… but the way it doesn’t keep them is setting social movements on track to explore new ways of integrating the aims of Old Marxism and Neomarxism, says Charlie Masquelier in his article just out in EJST Far from marking the extinction of grounds upon which the artistic critique can draw its strength and legitimacy, the ...

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Hybridity, Alterity and Beyond – A Simmelian Perspective on Ebruesque Identity

11.16.2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

Kardeşin duymaz, eloğlu duyar Hybridity and alterity are concepts that feature highly in cosmopolitan critiques of culturalist (including multi-culturalist) projections of homogeneity in a drive against classificatory thinking (e.g. Çağlar 1997). Cosmopolitanism can be characterised as a universalist-liberal project opposed to a more communitarian multiculturalism. Cosmopolitanism tries to evade the danger of reifying racial, ethnic ...

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David A Borman Critiques Honneth’s Theory of Recognition

10.15.2010 · Posted in Uncategorized

David A Borman’s 2009 paper on ‘Labour, Exchange and Recognition’ gave me a bit of a shock as, at first, it looked like making the same points as my 2010 paper on ‘Reciprocity, Recognition and Labor Value’ … and thus robbing me of any claim to originality. For example when specifying the recognition function of commodity exchange: ...

Gregor McLennan questions post-secularism

08.26.2010 · Posted in Uncategorized

and is, I think, spot on. Here’s his article in TCS. He critiques the works of Asad, Braidotti, Connolly, Butler and Chakrabarty, meticulously examining their case and finding quite a lot of holes in their arguments. I think this is an eminently important piece as post-secularism also led into some politically rather dubious alliances and ...

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The instability of the modern middle class family: alienation for progress

08.15.2010 · Posted in Uncategorized

When talking about the importance of the family for a society, one most often thinks in terms of it in terms of a “bedrock”, an anchor of stability and security in a rapidly changing world. While there certainly is a lot of plausibility to the idea that the family is a counter world to and ...

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maybe the last word on Parsons’ sick role…

07.14.2010 · Posted in Uncategorized

… not because I could claim any authority to have the last word on the subject, but because it’s unlikely academic journals can be persuaded to publish yet another paper on the matter. Out now: ‘Talcott Parsons, the Sick Role and Chronic Illness’, Body & Society, 16, 2, 2010, 72-94. Here’s the abstract: Parsons’ sick role ...

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labour and legitimacy

05.24.2010 · Posted in Uncategorized

i’m happy to see my paper “reciprocity, recognition and labor value” published in the journal of social philosophy this spring.  i’ve written a first version back in 2001 when it was commonly understood that there is no more link between work and capitalism’s legitimacy. now that casino capitalism imploded (a bit) and the electorate is ...

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