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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Afghanistan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Agriculture and Human Values     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aleph : UCLA Undergraduate Research Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alterstice : Revue internationale de la recherche interculturelle     Open Access  
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anabases     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift für Sozialtheorie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Artefact : Techniques, histoire et sciences humaines     Open Access  
Artes Humanae     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Belin Lecture Series     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cankiri Karatekin University Journal of Faculty of Letters     Open Access  
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Chinese Studies Journal     Open Access  
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Con Texte     Open Access  
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access  
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Culturas : Debates y Perspectivas de un Mundo en Cambio     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 59)
Digital Studies / Le champ numerique     Open Access  
Digitális Bölcsészet / Digital Humanities     Open Access  
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Dokuz Eylül University Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Dorsal : Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     Open Access  
E+E : Estudios de Extensión en Humanidades     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
EAU Heritage Journal Social Science and Humanities     Open Access  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enfoques     Open Access  
Esclavages & Post-esclavages     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fa Nuea Journal     Open Access  
Fields: Journal of Huddersfield Student Research     Open Access  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Horizontes LatinoAmericanos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanidades em diálogo     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Humanities and Social Science Research     Open Access  
Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Humanities and Social Sciences Journal of Graduate School, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Humanities and Social Sciences Journal, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Humanities Diliman : A Philippine Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Studies (HASSS)     Open Access  
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insaniyat : Journal of Islam and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Humanity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Iztapalapa : Revista de ciencias sociales y humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jangwa Pana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jednak Książki : Gdańskie Czasopismo Humanistyczne     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Burirum Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 41)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Surin Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rajapruk University     Open Access  
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Population and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of University of Babylon for Humanities     Open Access  
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  

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European Journal of Social Theory
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Number of Followers: 23  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1368-4310 - ISSN (Online) 1461-7137
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  • Alienation and the task of geo-social critique
    • Authors: Pierre-Louis Choquet
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, I argue that the concept of alienation should be mobilized to develop a ‘geo-social’ critique of the generic forms of life that sustain contemporary capitalist societies, in a time when the stability of the Earth system is increasingly at risk. I contend that retrieving the full heuristic potential of the concept demands engaging the fields where it has been traditionally discussed (notably social philosophy and environmental philosophy) to demonstrate how their insights on alienation can be fruitfully combined. By putting greater emphasis on how society and nature are mutually embedded, this new approach to alienation highlights the anthropocentrism that critical theory has long conveyed and indicates how it could be at least partially corrected.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2020-05-28T09:37:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431020926113
       
  • Fields and individuals: From Bourdieu to Lahire and back again
    • Authors: Will Atkinson
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      Bernard Lahire’s critique of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology aims to establish a ‘dispositionalist-contextualist’ vision of human agency capable of fully sociologising biography and individuality. While accepting the utility of the notion of field, Lahire emphasises the plurality of non-field entities – including games, worlds and figurations – shaping people’s dispositions and the contexts in which they come to act, leading him to downgrade the notion of habitus and cast fields as only a small part of the picture. While appreciating the motivation underpinning Lahire’s project and the usefulness of some of his research-led insights, this article argues that his skewed and partial reading of Bourdieu blinds him to the fact that solutions to some of the problems he identifies are already there in Bourdieu’s framework and, indeed, that these are more coherent and comprehensive than some of the conceptual suggestions Lahire offers.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2020-05-20T11:21:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431020923281
       
  • Book review: Georg Simmel’s Concluding Thoughts: Worlds, Lives,
           Fragments
    • Authors: Daniel Chernilo
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2020-04-24T10:26:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431020919348
       
  • Book review: Capitalism on Edge: How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve
           Radical Change Without Crisis or Utopia
    • Authors: Luke Martell
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2020-04-24T10:25:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431020919059
       
  • Book review: The Unmasking Style in Social Theory
    • Authors: Philip Walsh
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2020-04-07T10:53:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431020917372
       
  • Theorising French neoliberalism: The technocratic elite, decentralised
           collective bargaining and France’s ‘passive neoliberal revolution’
    • Authors: Charles Masquelier
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      Despite experiencing an early and protracted neoliberal transformation, France has exhibited an acutely ambiguous stance towards neoliberal practice. This is illustrated by, for example, regular nationwide protests opposed to policies with an overtly neoliberal flavour, or the coexistence of heavy taxation and a profound financialisation of its economy. This article seeks to explain why neoliberalism successfully developed in France, despite such an ambiguity. The focus will be placed on the transformation of labour relations, which will reveal the important role played by both the technocratic elite and firm-level negotiations in legitimating neoliberal practice. It will be argued that while several relevant sociological explanations offer some valuable insights for making sense of neoliberalism’s successful development in France, Antonio Gramsci’s concept of ‘passive revolution’ provides a very fruitful basis upon which to capture the singularity of the French case.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2020-04-06T11:53:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431020915855
       
  • Book review: Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory
    • Authors: Shaonta’ Allen
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2020-03-19T10:35:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431020913403
       
  • Book review: Habermas’s late project of postsecular postmetaphysical
           thinking
    • Authors: Piet Strydom
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2020-03-16T10:03:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431020912508
       
  • Book review: The Crisis of Expertise
    • Authors: Federico Brandmayr
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2020-03-05T09:36:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431020910298
       
  • Escape from arbitrariness: Legitimation crisis of real socialism and the
           imaginary of modernity
    • Authors: Krzysztof Świrek, Pavel Pospech
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      The 1989 revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe and the subsequent transitions have commonly been interpreted in political terms, as movements towards democracy, or in economic terms, as escape from the command economy towards the free market. We revisit the problem to suggest a different reading. We argue that in the legitimization crisis of real socialism, a pivotal role was played by the burden of social oversaturation and bureaucratic arbitrariness, which met its desired alternative in social imaginaries of impersonal, objective social system. For the citizens of Central and East European countries, this fantasy was matched by the promise of the free market, which was morally contrasted to the experience of daily life under late socialism. We argue that this desire to escape from arbitrariness to objectivity is a particularly strong motive in the imaginary of modernity which found one of its historical manifestations in the disappointment with real socialism.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2020-03-03T11:32:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431020908587
       
  • Between social spaces
    • Authors: Sida Liu
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      Sociologists often imagine society as spaces, yet how social spaces are related remains ambiguous in most theories. In developing his field theory, Bourdieu used extensively the concept of homology to describe the structural similarities across fields, but he had not taken seriously the spaces between fields or how fields are related to each other. Adopting the Simmelian approach of formal sociology, this article outlines six basic social forms by which social spaces are related. It argues that relations between social spaces can be understood along two dimensions: heterogeneity and social distance. In terms of heterogeneity, social spaces can be kindred, symbiotic or oppositional. In terms of social distance, they can be linked, nested or overlapping. These social forms of interspatial relations are constituted by the boundary work of a variety of actors, including guardians, brokers and space travellers. The article provides a general vocabulary for thinking about how social spaces are related and how they interact across boundaries.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2020-02-13T01:31:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431020905258
       
  • Air-appropriation: The imperial origins and legacies of the Anthropocene
    • Authors: Andreas Folkers
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      This article elucidates the spatial order that underpins the politics of the Anthropocene – the ecological nomos of the earth – and criticizes its imperial origins and legacies. It provides a critical reading of Carl Schmitt’s spatial thought to not only illuminate the spatio-political ontology but also the violence and usurpations that characterize the Anthropocene condition. The article first shows how with the emergence of the ecological nomos seemingly ‘natural’ spaces like the biosphere and the atmosphere became politically charged. This challenges the modernist separation between natural facts and political norms. It then underlines the imperial origins of this nomos by introducing the concept of air-appropriation understood as the colonization of atmospheric space by CO2 emissions. Instead of assuming that the ecological nomos represents a transition from a colonial to an ecological and cosmopolitan world order, focusing on air-appropriation highlights forms of ecological imperialism that go along with the new nomos. Accordingly, the article calls for a just redistribution of ecospace that takes into account the imperial legacies and ongoing effects of air-appropriation.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2020-02-04T01:14:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431020903169
       
  • The (anti-)social gift' Mauss’s paradox and the triad of the
           gift
    • Authors: Seung Cheol Lee
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      Marcel Mauss’s discussion of the gift relies on a paradox: although gift-giving is the foundational act of building a society, in order for a gift to be circulated, society must be always-already presupposed so that the gift can reach and be recognized by its destination. This article focuses on how this paradox has been addressed in anthropological and philosophical studies of the gift, by reviewing work by Claude Lévi-Strauss, Maurice Godelier and Jacques Derrida. By illuminating each position through the lens of the Lacanian triad of the symbolic, the imaginary and the real, I first show how Lévi-Strauss and Godelier, respectively, focus on the symbolic and imaginary economies of the gift and how their perspectives are still bound by Mauss’s paradox in assuming the totality of society as the ultimate basis of gift exchange. I then read Derrida’s critique of Mauss as an attempt to explore the space for the aneconomic that grounds but simultaneously threatens the symbolic and imaginary economies of society. In doing so, I argue that the gift always includes the effaceable negativity and uncertainty that serve as the condition of (im)possibility for the social.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2020-01-27T06:27:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431020901853
       
  • Biopolitical bordering: Enacting populations as intelligible objects of
           government

         This is an Open Access Article Open Access Article

    • Authors: Stephan Scheel
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      Since Foucault introduced the notion of biopolitics, it has been fiercely debated—usually in highly generalized terms—how to interpret and use this concept. This article argues that these discussions need to be situated, as biopolitics have features that do not travel from one site to the next. This becomes apparent if we attend to an aspect of biopolitics that has only received scant attention so far: the knowledge practices required to constitute populations as intelligible objects of government. To illustrate this point, the article focuses on processes of biopolitical bordering: the delineation of the target population that is to be known via statistical practices. Drawing on the example of Estonia I show that methodological decisions involved in this work have important biopolitical implications as they affect the size and composition of the population, thus shaping the design of programmes of government aiming at its regulation.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2020-01-27T06:27:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019900096
       
  • Towards an integrative sociological theory of empathy
    • Authors: Kevin McCaffree
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      Sociological theories of morality have grown in prevalence over the last decade and a half. These theories often focus on developing single concepts such as identity, reputation or emotion, or they provide sweeping historical accounts. Such theories often also take the construct of empathy for granted, as an inevitable consequence of morality. Here, I present a mechanistic theory of empathy which operates at multiple levels of analysis. The approach offered can help frame particular topics in the sociology of morality, though it is also robust enough to analyse historical change. Specifically, the theory presented here is composed of sets of situational, structural and societal mechanisms. Each set is discussed, as well as their relation to one another, before turning to an explication of how the present theory relates to a selective sampling of prominent theories in the contemporary sociology of morality.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-11-27T10:54:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019890494
       
  • The ‘migrant experience’: An analytical discussion
    • Authors: Vince Marotta
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      The idea of experience has been taken at face value in scholarly accounts of the migration experience, consequently very little attention has been given to how this idea has acquired its meaning and how it relates to the category of the ‘migration experience’. This article provides an analytical investigation into the nature of the phenomenon known as the ‘migrant experience’; firstly, by examining mediated and non-mediated conceptions of experience as well as an alternative account of experience associated with strangeness/disruption. Through this conceptual lens, I then critically consider how the migration experience, as an analytical construct, has been constituted through a spatial–temporal framework, a critical migration perspective, and within the phenomenological and existential accounts. In conclusion, these approaches, as I will demonstrate, are not necessarily mutually exclusive, rather they complement and, at times, are in tension with each other. Such an examination will provide some conceptual clarity that is currently lacking in empirical work on an ‘experience’ categorized as migration.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-11-21T03:00:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019887290
       
  • Book review: The New Power Elite: Inequality, Politics and Greed
    • Authors: Heinz Sünker
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-11-07T03:16:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019885051
       
  • Book review: Classification Struggles
    • Authors: Bridget Fowler
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-10-17T03:10:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019882143
       
  • Refusing the ‘Foolish Wisdom of Resignation’: Kaupapa Māori in
           conversation with Adorno
    • Authors: Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach, Carl Mika
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      Drawing on select works of Adorno, we will first rehearse his reasons for a rejuvenation of philosophy and apply them to philosophers working on world philosophical traditions. We will then analyse Adorno’s arguments pertaining to the theory–praxis relation to ascertain whether his thought could accommodate a study of world philosophical traditions for the simple reason that they are present in a particular society. Shifting our focus slightly, we reflect upon how current ways of professional philosophizing affect the study of world philosophical traditions. As the example of Māori philosophy demonstrates, current philosophical practices seem to delimit the search for the unconventional in academic philosophy. Through its philosophical appropriation, the so-called unconventional tends to mimic conventional patterns in academic philosophy. We will then attempt to find reasons to critique this process within the Adornoian framework itself. The conclusion draws together different strands of the discussion and delineates some paths to take forward the world philosophies project in an Adornoian spirit.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-08-30T03:10:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019872140
       
  • Populism and the yearning for closure: From economic to cultural fragility
    • Authors: Sibylle van der Walt
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      Since the Brexit-vote and the election of a far-right businessman as President of the United States, the social sciences have been struggling to explain the societal conditions that nourish the increasing appeal of far-right parties and leaders in the Western world. The article’s main thesis is that the currently leading sociological paradigm, the theory of globalization losers, is not sufficient to understand the social dynamics in question. Starting from a discussion of the recent work of German sociologist Wilhelm Heitmeyer, it is argued that the best insight in far-right voter’s motivations and emotions can be found in the work of Margaret Canovan. The article shows further that a sociological investigation into the socio-psychological dynamics of the rise of the far-right should take into account broader cultural transformations that have been weakening the social world of Western democracies in the past 30 years, namely individualization, acceleration and demographic decline. In times of crisis (the ‘modernization’ of Eastern Europe and the financial crisis of 2007), these transformations become manifest as a general crisis of advanced capitalism.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-08-02T01:46:49Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019866338
       
  • From revisionism to retrotopia: Stability and variability in Zygmunt
           Bauman’s theory of culture
    • Authors: Dariusz Brzeziński
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the evolution of Zygmunt Bauman’s theory of culture during his over-sixty-year-long scholarly activity. Bauman wrote his first books on the theory of culture (Culture and Society; Sketches in the Theory of Culture) when he was a Professor at Warsaw University. The ideas put forward at that time were later developed in his writings. This applies in particular to the critical nature of his thought, the combination of synchronic and diachronic perspectives, the inclusion of the context of the social structure as well as his references to the structural dimension and to agency. Later years – starting with the publication of the book, Culture as Praxis – saw Bauman’s growing emphasis on the transcendence of the existing reality and the creative role of an individual in the transformation of cultural reality. This article shows how other theorists of culture inspired Bauman and how he critically referred to them. The article offers a holistic look at Zygmunt Bauman’s oeuvre. It also creates an opportunity for English-speaking readers to become familiar with Bauman’s writings in his mother tongue.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-08-02T01:46:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019860518
       
  • The entrepreneur of the self beyond Foucault’s neoliberal homo
           oeconomicus
    • Authors: Tim Christiaens
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      In his lectures on neoliberalism, Michel Foucault argues that neoliberalism produces subjects as ‘entrepreneurs of themselves’. He bases this claim on Gary Becker’s conception of the utility-maximizing agent who solely acts upon cost/benefit-calculations. Not all neoliberalized subjects, however, are encouraged to maximize their utility through mere calculation. This article argues that Foucault’s description of neoliberal subjectivity obscures a non-calculative, more audacious side to neoliberal subjectivity. Precarious workers in the creative industries, for example, are encouraged not merely to rationally manage their human capital, but also to take a leap of faith to acquire unpredictable successes. It is this latter risk-loving, extra-calculative side to neoliberal subjectivity that economists usually designate as ‘entrepreneurial’. By confronting Foucault with the theories of entrepreneurship of the Austrian School of Economics, Frank Knight, and Joseph Schumpeter, the Foucauldian analytical framework is enriched. Neoliberal subjectivation is not the monolithic promotion of utility-maximizing agents, but the generation of a multiplicity of modes for entrepreneurs to relate to oneself and the market.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-07-26T03:13:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019857998
       
  • Luc Boltanski’s pragmatic sociology: A Bourdieusian critique
    • Authors: Will Atkinson
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      Luc Boltanski’s programme of pragmatic sociology, now gaining substantial attention among English-speaking sociologists, was forged in opposition to the supposed excesses and blind spots of Pierre Bourdieu’s ‘critical sociology’. After outlining the main lines of development of Boltanski’s project and emphasizing the major points of difference with Bourdieu, the article offers a critical Bourdieusian response to pragmatic sociology. It highlights a number of ways in which Boltanski’s position is based on a misreading or distortion of Bourdieu’s ideas, is less unlike Bourdieu’s position than he claims and suffers from analytical shortcomings. This is not to say there is nothing of value in Boltanski’s work, but overall it offers useful pointers to be accommodated rather than a thoroughgoing conceptual revolution.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-07-03T02:48:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019855004
       
  • Dispossessing academics: The shift to ‘appropriation’ in the
           governing of academic life
    • Authors: John Welsh
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      This article offers a critical theoretical exploration of the transformation of academic life that is currently taking place under the sign of ‘neoliberalization’. The main aim is to differentiate appropriation from exploitation as strategies of surplus labour dispossession, to identify the growth of appropriative techniques in academic life, and to situate the proliferation of such techniques in the broader transformations of global political economy. Alloyed with poststructuralist social theory, the historical materialist thrust of the article demonstrates how, in the technologically articulate ‘social factory’ of advanced capitalism, the spatial operations of these techniques of dispossession have a particularly ‘aesthetic’ character that is immanent to their appropriative operation, and which renders their workings both more discreet and effective. The article aims: (1) to problematize the neoliberal concepts of efficiency, transparency, and autonomy, in terms of practical outcomes; (2) to stimulate reflexive consideration of the ‘positioning’ of academics themselves in the reproduction of these techniques; and (3) to ask how these techniques might generate new ‘historical subjects’ of struggle and organization in academic life.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-06-27T02:26:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019854998
       
  • Becoming Socrates: Five elements of the consecration process and the case
           of Jan Patočka
    • Authors: Dominik Želinský
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.
      This article explores the phenomenon of consecration, which, so far, has been neglected by sociologists of intellectuals. Contrary to the common Bourdieusian approach to consecration, which conflates it with legitimization, consecration is conceptualized as a process of the symbolic elevation of a figure, or an object, to the level of sacred symbols relevant to a particular community. Five analytically distinctive elements are identified that constitute the consecration process and a proposed framework is applied to disentangle the consecration of the Czech philosopher, and martyr of anti-communist dissent, Jan Patočka. In this analysis, original data are used to uncover repressed facts about the life of this intellectual icon.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-06-13T03:03:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019852690
       
  • Towards a social theory of fear: A phenomenology of negative integration
    • Authors: Domonkos Sik
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-05-31T03:52:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019850074
       
  • Eight theories of societalization: Toward a theoretically sustainable
           concept of society
    • Authors: Volker H. Schmidt
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-05-28T02:46:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019850069
       
  • Materialized ideology and environmental problems: The cases of solar
           geoengineering and agricultural biotechnology
    • Authors: Ryan Gunderson, Diana Stuart, Brian Petersen
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-04-12T04:17:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019839252
       
  • In the field but not of the field: Clifford Geertz, Robert Bellah, and the
           practices of interdisciplinarity
    • Authors: Matteo Bortolini, Andrea Cossu
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-02-01T04:11:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431018823140
       
  • S.N. Eisenstadt’s theory of culture
    • Authors: Ilana F. Silber
      First page: 125
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-02-12T03:45:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431018823602
       
  • From primitive accumulation to entangled accumulation: Decentring Marxist
           Theory of capitalist expansion
    • Authors: Guilherme Leite Gonçalves, Sérgio Costa
      First page: 146
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-01-28T04:15:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431018825064
       
  • Book review: Karman: A Brief Treatise on Action, Guilt, and Gesture
    • Authors: Giuseppe Maglione
      First page: 278
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-05-28T02:46:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019852710
       
  • Book review: Narrative Power: The Struggle for Human Value
    • Authors: Daniel R. Smith
      First page: 284
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Theory, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Theory
      PubDate: 2019-10-10T04:45:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1368431019880158
       
 
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