Appel à communication : Crisis and Critique
Social Theory Conference (RN29), European Sociological Association
September 6 – 8, 2012, Athens, Greece
Midterm meeting of the RN29 Social Theory of the European Sociological Association
This conference offers the opportunity to confront theories which attempt to understand by means of the concepts of crisis and critique our contemporary world. The conference theme assumes that it is not merely historical and political problems that are being raised by crisis and critique, but theoretical questions which are challenging us this day to search for an answer. Should the sociological critique abandon its pseudo-scientific assumption of exterior stance? How to understand scepticism and suspicion about making normative claims in theorizing current form of crisis? Is there a place for the utopian promise of revolutionary commitments in contemporary sociology? Can sociology address fundamental social, cultural and political issues without narratives of crisis? Participants are encouraged to bring up a critical perspective on topics related to both classical and contemporary social theory such as: The role of crisis and critique played in the mode how sociology have addressed basic social and cultural issues of modernity. The dual crisis of modern society and modern sociology. Sociology as a response to the recurrent experience of crisis within modernity. Sociology as a critical discipline challenging the taken for granted assumptions of dominant interpretive discourses. Critical social theory and its links to domination and emancipation. Theories of social action and the critique of behaviorist, utilitarian and positivist conceptual frames. Finally, crisis and critique is present in core texts of many social theorists from Mills and Gouldner to Habermas and Derrida, from the critique of mass society to the crisis of structuralism.
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deadline: 6th May 2012
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