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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”


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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


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Oct 12

October 18 Eric Triantafillou

The next meeting of the Social Theory Workshop will take place Thursday, October 18 at 6pm in Wilder House (5811 S Kenwood Ave)

In keeping with the workshop’s on-going engagement with historical understanding of left social movements and politics, we will be discussing a paper by Anthropology PhD student Eric Triantafillou, “‘We Rule You': The Visual Epistemology of Capitalism as a Pyramid.” In this paper Eric considers the critical sufficiency of the imagery and discourses about aesthetic production deployed by left social movements in the United States.

Questions, accessibility concerns, and paper requests can be directed to sakent@uchicago.edu

 


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Nov 10

Nov. 15 Tal Yifat

The Social Theory Workshop is pleased to announce its next meeting will take place Monday, November 15 at 8:15 pm in Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave). We will be discussing a paper by sociology graduate student Tal Yifat, entitled “From Self-Denial to Self-Expression: Discipline and Autonomy in American Upper Middle Class Childrearing, 1869-1915.”

Please note we will be starting fifteen minutes later than usual.

A copy of the paper has been sent to members of the listserv. Others desiring a copy of the paper should email Stacie Hanneman at sakent@uchicago.edu

We look forward to seeing you there.

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please call Stacie Hanneman in advance at 773-330-1130.


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Feb 10

Anita Chari

The workshop is pleased to welcome Anita Chari (Society of Fellows), who will present on “Democracy as Dereified Practice: Georg Lukács’ Contribution to Contemporary Democratic Theory.”  The meeting will be held on Monday evening March 1st 2010 at 8:00 pm in Wilder House (5811 South Kenwood Avenue).  All are welcome.

Members of the workshop’s listserve will receive the paper automatically later in the week.  Others who would like a copy should contact Robin Bates (rdbates@uchicago.edu).


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Feb 10

Chris Cutrone

The Social Theory Workshop welcomes Chris Cutrone (History of Culture), who will present on “Adorno’s Marxism: On Theory and Practice, Lenin and Luxemburg in 1917 and Lukacs and Korsch in 1923.”  The meeting will be held in Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.) on Monday 22 February 2010 at 8:00 pm.

Members of the workshop will receive the paper automatically.  Others who would like a copy should contact Robin Bates (rdbates@uchicago.edu).