31
May 14

Final workshop for 2013-14!

Please join us Thursday, June 5 at 6pm at Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.) for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

“Contradictions of Individualism in Political Theory: towards a critical social theory of individualism in modernity “
Fabian Arzuaga
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science, University of Chicago

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory


16
May 14

Next Workshop, May 26

Please join us  Monday, May 26 at 4pm at Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.) for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

“Administering Creative Destruction: The Campaign Form in Shanghai Factories, 1949–1958″
Jake Werner
PhD Candidate
Department of History, University of Chicago

The workshop will be immediately followed by the fifth annual Social Theory Workshop BBQ. To accommodate both events, the workshop will take place at 4pm, with the BBQ to follow. Food and drink will be provided!

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”


08
May 14

Next workshop, May 15

Please join us  Thursday, May 15 at 6pm at Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.) for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

 ”Making Do in the Promised Land: Work, Labor and Profit among Chicago’s New Africans”
Lisa Simeone
PhD Candidate
Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”


05
Apr 14

Next Workshop April 10 Robert Meister

Please join us next Thursday (April 10) at 6pm at Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.) for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

“Just Optionality”
Robert Meister
Professor of Social Sciences and Political Thought
History of Consciousness Department
Politics Department
UC Santa Cruz

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”


06
Mar 14

Next workshop, March 13

Please join us next Thursday (Feb 27) at 6pm for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

“The Psyche in Late Capitalism: Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, and the Crisis of Internalization”

Benjamin Y. Fong
Harper Fellow in the Society of Fellows
Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division
University of Chicago

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”


20
Feb 14

Next Workshop, Feb 27

Please join us next Thursday (Feb 27) at 6pm for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

“Who Are Choice Feminists? Proposals for the Revival of Progressive Feminism”

Ashleigh Campi
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
University of Chicago

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”


13
Feb 14

Next workshop, Feb 13

Please join us this Thursday (Feb 13) at 6pm for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

The Failure of Left Internationalism

Eli Thorkelson
PhD Candidate
Department of Anthropology
University of Chicago


19
Jan 14

Next workshop, Jan. 30

Please join us for the next Social Theory Workshop, Thursday January 30 at 6pm in Wilder House (5811 S Kenwood Ave).

Duels in the European Novel: Honor, Reputation, and the Limits of a Bourgeois Form

Ben Merriman
PhD Candidate
Department of Sociology
University of Chicago

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”


12
Jan 14

Next workshop, Jan 16

Please join us for the next Social Theory Workshop, Thursday January 16 at 6:15pm in Wilder House (5811 S Kenwood Ave). (please take notice of the delayed start)

The Dual Character of Paperwork in the Qing Empire’s Treaty Ports

Stacie Kent
PhD Candidate
Department of History
University of Chicago

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”


01
Dec 13

Winter schedule 2014

Although we have one more presentation this quarter (Dec 5, see last post for details), we are excited to now post the winter quarter schedule for the Social Theory Workshop!

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”

The following workshops will be held on Thursdays at 6pm.

Jan 16
“The dual character of paperwork in the Qing Empire’s treaty ports”
Stacie Kent
PhD Candidate
Department of History
University of Chicago

Jan. 30
“Duels in the European Novel: Class, Honor, and the Limits of a Bourgeois Form”
Ben Merriman
PhD Candidate
Department of Sociology
University of Chicago

Feb 13
“On the Impossibility of an International Left Movement in Europe”
Eli Thorkelson
PhD Candidate
Department of Anthropology
University of Chicago

Feb. 27
“Who are Choice Feminists? Competing Proposals for the Revival of Progressive Feminism”
Ashleigh Campi
PhD Student
Department of Political Science
University of Chicago

March 13
“A Crisis of Internalization: Jessica Benjamin, the Frankfurt School, and the Waning of the Oedipus Complex”
Benjamin Y. Fong
Harper Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago
and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division