Tag Archives: social theory

Cultural Speed-up

Cultural Speed-up is an issue that comes up quite a bit in my teaching. Students often discuss the speed of the transformations they are observing. The discussions we have of Georg Simmel’s piece is often a source for thinking about … Continue reading

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Back to the future of social theory

I’ve just been looking back at one of my first publications, it was from a bit over 8 years ago. I read a copy of Nick Gane’s book The Future of Social Theory. The book collects together a series of … Continue reading

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Nigel Thrift and Peter Sloterdijk

A post over at Progressive Geographies about an event involving Nigel Thrift in Conversation with Peter Sloterdijk. Should be lively. I suspect a big chunk of the discussion will be about the spheres trilogy, here’s my review of spheres part … Continue reading

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Sloterdijk’s Moment: my review of Peter Sloterdijk’s Bubbles

My review of Peter Sloterdijk’s recently translated book Bubbles has just been published in Berfrois. The book is the first to be translated from his spheres trilogy. Here’s a link to the article, which I’ve called ‘Sloterdijk’s Moment‘.

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Beatboxing and social theory

A short but very suggestive post here that suggests that theorists could learn from the way that beatboxers bring together fragments. Interesting point that fits with some of the arguments about the sociological imagination as popular culture (see here for … Continue reading

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New issue of Theory, Culture & Society

A new issue of TCS is out. Contains a interesting looking article on boredom by Michael Gardiner.

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Zizek riffing and bluffing

Just came across this in an old interview with Zizek: He opens a copy of Living in the End Times, and finds the contents page. “I will tell you the truth now,” he says, pointing to the first chapter, then … Continue reading

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