Call for Papers — Social Theory Workshop 2015-16

The Social Theory Workshop is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Call for Papers Funded by the Council on Advanced Studies at the University of Chicago, the Social Theory Workshop provides a forum primarily for MA and PhD students (although post-docs and faculty are also regular participants) to present their works-in-progress and to engage with others […]

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Spring 2015 Schedule

May 7: Originating the Derivative Ed LiPuma Professor of Anthropology, University of Miami May 21: “Individuality as domination and emancipation in Marx’s mature critical theory” Fabian Arzuaga PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago May 14: “Proto-Colonialism and the Great Divergence: Culture, Markets and Coercion” Ralph A. Austen Professor Emeritus of African History University of Chicago May 25 […]

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Next workshop, March 12

Please join us for our last Social Theory Workshop of the winter quarter this Thursday March 12 at 7pm at Wilder House (please note the later time) “Implosion/Explosion in Early 20th Century Germany Industrial Location Theory, Geopolitics and the Spatial Dynamics of Capitalism” Parker D. Everett Ph.D., Department of History 2012 The University of Chicago […]

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Next workshop March 5

Please join us Thursday, March 5 at 6pm at Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.) for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop: “Production and Dehumanization: Günther Anders and the Critique of Industrialization” Jason Dawsey Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern History University of Southern Mississippi All papers will be distributed in advance […]

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Next Workshop, Feb 19

Please join us Thursday, Feb 19 at 6pm at Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.) for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop: “The Fetishism of Securities and the Capitalist Mode of Prediction” Ivan Ascher (Political Science, UW-Milwaukee) All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory […]

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CFP, Critique of Work conference

Never Work  – Cardiff University Conference –July 10th  – Call for Papers “A corpse rules society – the corpse of labour.” – Manifesto Against Work, Krisis-Group Since the 1970s modern societies have been increasingly faced with social issues caused by a reliance on a form of life that technological development is making redundant: work. Competition drives […]

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Last workshop of the quarter, Dec 5!

Please join us Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6pm at Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.) for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop: “Transitional Political-Economic Justice: The Israeli Bankers’ Trial and the Role of Law in the Unfolding of Neoliberalism” Yaniv Ron-El PhD Student Department of Sociology University of Chicago All papers […]

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