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Issue 119, December 2013

This issue brings together several essays in different fields of inquiry, from German Idealism to biopolitics. While they may appear to be disparate in their focus, the themes of autonomy, freedom, and identity nevertheless emerge as a common basic problematic. Rundell ventures into the arcane world of Fichte’s Science of Knowledge to plumb its depths…

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T11 Annual Lecture: Krishan Kumar on ‘Empires and Nation-States: Convergences and Divergences’

Empires and nation-states are generally opposed to each other, as contrasting and antithetical forms. Nationalism is widely held to have been the solvent that dissolved the historic European empires. In this year’s Thesis Eleven Centre annual lecture, Krishan Kumar argues that there are in fact, in practice at least, significant similarities between nation-states and empires.…

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Postgraduate Masterclass with Krishan Kumar

Following the Thesis Eleven annual lecture, Krishan Kumar will be delivering a masterclass for postgraduate students. This will be an opportunity for postgraduates to discuss their work with a leading sociologist whose diverse expertise covers nationalism and nation identity, Europe, global history, and problems of historical sociology. Wednesday 11 December, 2-4pm Room: MARB 488 La…

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Symposium: Cultural Sociology Today

(Image: Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VII) Culture connects and inspires individuals through shared patterns of meaning, myths, rituals and representations and shapes institutions and histories. It is neither an abstract ideology nor a tangible social structure. It is intimately entwined in the shaping of social life and human action, and simultaneously emerges from them. Cultural sociology…

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Gernot Böhme’s contributions to Thesis Eleven

Gernot Böhme’s contributions to Thesis Eleven In a relationship spanning nearly a quarter century, our esteemed visitor Gernot Böhme has contributed no less than nine articles to the journal, considering aesthetics, ethics, technology, economy, and society. Follow the links below for abstracts and access to articles (for attendees of the masterclass, see especially ‘Atmosphere as…