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Routines and Reflexivity – March 10th @SocioWarwick

Alistair Mutch (Nottingham Trent University) March 10th 17.00-18.30, R1.04 Ramphal Building, University of Warwick Much of the debate occasioned by the development of ideas about reflexivity and morphogenesis has turned on the status of habit. Whilst recognising the importance of this debate, this seminar takes an alternative tack. Returning to Bhaskar’s formulation of ‘position-practices’, it reviews recent […]

Academia and Identity – When Research meets Activism

FINAL CALL FOR REGISTRATION – Workshop “Academia and Identity – When Research meets Activism”   Please note that attendance of the workshop is free, but registration is required in order to provide catering. Please register your attendance by sending an e-mail toValerie.Decraene@ees.kuleuven.be or marion.wasserbauer@uantwerpen.be before Friday 6th of March.     We cordially invite to […]

Call for an Internet Social Forum

Call for an Internet Social Forum The Internet belongs to all people – Let’s occupy it More and more, the Internet is the place where we meet up with our friends, get information, organise work, store our pictures and texts, do our banking, see videos, buy tickets and get public […]

Inner resources:  the roles of reflexivity, self-awareness and emotional responses in the work of the academic researcher.

CONFERENCE AT BIRKBECK COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON   Inner resources:  the roles of reflexivity, self-awareness and emotional responses in the work of the academic researcher.   Friday, April 17th, 2015   Conference: 9.30am-5.00pm.  Film Screening: 6.00pm-8.00pm   The Keynes Library, Birkbeck, University of London, 43, Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD.     Can feeling […]

Routines and Reflexivity – March 10th @SocioWarwick

Alistair Mutch (Nottingham Trent University) March 10th 17.00-18.30, R1.04 Ramphal Building, University of Warwick Much of the debate occasioned by the development of ideas about reflexivity and morphogenesis has turned on the status of habit. Whilst recognising the importance of this debate, this seminar takes an alternative tack. Returning to Bhaskar’s formulation of ‘position-practices’, it reviews recent […]

Routines and Reflexivity – March 10th @SocioWarwick

Alistair Mutch (Nottingham Trent University) March 10th 17.00-18.30, R1.04 Ramphal Building, University of Warwick Much of the debate occasioned by the development of ideas about reflexivity and morphogenesis has turned on the status of habit. Whilst recognising the importance of this debate, this seminar takes an alternative tack. Returning to Bhaskar’s formulation of ‘position-practices’, it reviews recent […]

The sociological imagination of Ava DuVernay

The latest issue of the BFI’s Sight & Sound has an illuminating interview with Ava DuVernay, director of Selma, in which she describes her sensibility and approach to directing. The film itself resists a tendency towards hagiography, instead focusing upon Martin Luther King as a ‘leader of leaders’, continually seeking to […]

Things I’ve been reading recently #2

Following on from this post: I wasn’t enormously impressed by Malign Velocities. I had assumed it was a book about social acceleration but was surprised to find it’s actually about accelerationism. To be fair, it’s quite clear about this in the blurb, it’s just that I failed to read the blurb […]

An eclectic account of lay morality and charitable giving in the UK – TOMORROW @SocioWarwick

Balihar Sanghera (Kent) Tuesday, February 17th 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, R1.04 Ramphal Building, University of Warwick This paper examines how charitable giving is an outcome of different interacting elements of lay morality. Charitable giving reflects people’s capacity for fellow-feeling (or sympathy), moral sentiments, personal reflexivity, ethical dispositions, moral norms […]

The Lure of Minimalism

What is ‘lifestyle minimalism’? To a certain extent it depends upon whom you ask. It’s often talked about as a ‘tool’ to live a simpler and more meaningful life. It’s often framed in terms of reducing ‘stuff’ through sometimes extremely rigid regimes of limiting ownership to a certain number of objects. […]

The Pleasures of Acceleration

Acceleration is often framed as a problem. Things are speeding up. We never have enough time. We’re always falling behind. These will be familiar experiences to most. While the problem is more complex than may initially appear to be the case, with little quantitative time squeeze actually registering, it nonetheless leaves us with […]

An eclectic account of lay morality and charitable giving in the UK – Feb 17th @SocioWarwick

Balihar Sanghera (Kent) Tuesday, February 17th 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, R1.04 Ramphal Building, University of Warwick This paper examines how charitable giving is an outcome of different interacting elements of lay morality. Charitable giving reflects people’s capacity for fellow-feeling (or sympathy), moral sentiments, personal reflexivity, ethical dispositions, moral norms […]

Productivity

Coffee Meditate for focus What do I want to achieve today? Do, Delete, Discard Inbox zero! (fleetingly) Remind self of priorities Meeting Get ahead on e-mail (how did people cope without iPhones?) Meeting Insufficient steps walked Resolve to do better tomorrow Reflect on day: what did I learn? Scan horizon […]

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