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CfP Process-Oriented Micro-Macro-Analysis

Call for Papers for the Session Process-Oriented Micro-Macro-Analysis: Mixing Methods in Longitudinal Analysis and Historical Sociology at the 1st RC33 Regional Conference on Social Science Methodology: Asia (Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan) Conference Date: September 11th – 14th, 2017 Submission Deadline … Continue reading

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Ryan Powell appeals for renewal of contacts!

Ryan Powell has just moved to the University of Sheffield (from the neighbouring Sheffield Hallam University). In the process, he has accidentally lost all his email contact lists. He appeals to his friends to email him at his new address, … Continue reading

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Changing Power Relations and the Drag Effects of Habitus

The conference on Changing Power Relations and the Drag Effects of Habitus: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches in the Twenty-First Century, organised by the Institute of Sociology at the Westphalian Wilhelms-University, Münster, Germany, will take place on 8–10 September 2016. For … Continue reading

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Available online now: Human Figurations special issue: Social Character, Historical Processes, Vol.5, Issue 2

Human Figurations Journal’s special issue based on January’s conference dedicated to (still blushing) Stephen Mennell is now available online: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/h/humfig/11217607.0005.2*?rgn=full+text Contents are as follows: Title Author(s) Editors’ Introduction: Stephen Mennell – The sociable character Loyal, Steven; Górnicka, Barbara; Liston, Katie … Continue reading

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Invitation to session with De Swaan, ISA Vienna

Dear Colleagues,   During this ISA Forum of Sociology we are very pleased to invite you to an   Encounter with Abram des Swaan on his sociological monograph:   “The Killing Compartments. The Mentality of Mass Murder” (Yale, 2015).   … Continue reading

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History of urbanisation

Ryan Powell recommends this “impressive visualisation of the history of urbanisation” as of interest to figurationists: http://metrocosm.com/map-history-cities.html

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Figurations Newsletter is going digital

Future issues of the Figurations newsletter will no longer be printed in hard copy and posted to subscribers. The Board of the Norbert Elias Foundation was reluctant to abandon printing, but in the end financial considerations won out: the cost will … Continue reading

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The Mediated Construction of Reality: Recovering Elias for Media Theory

Lecture by Professor Nick Couldry (LSE) Discussant: Professor Giselinde Kuipers (UvA) Date: Friday, May 27 Time: 15:00-16:30 Location: REC, Room B2.08 In this talk Nick Couldry will outline the project of his recently completed book, The Mediated Construction of Reality … Continue reading

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Breaking News from the ISA

We have just been notified that the Executive Committee of the International Sociological Association has approved the upgrading of Working Group 02 (Historical and Comparative Sociology) to the status of full Research Committee, under the title ‘Historical Sociology’. For those … Continue reading

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Note on the Brazilian and Latin American unfolding (decivilizing) process

Esteban Castro, writing from Brazil, has posted a highly topical article entitled “The need to preserve the historical memory and defend the democratization process in Brazil and the region” on the ISA’s new “Social Justice and Democratisation Space” – see http://sjdspace.sagepub.com/?p=1372.

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