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…

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…

Gernot Böhme Masterclass

   Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences La Trobe University University of Melbourne, Monash University and Thesis Eleven Centre Masterclass Theory of Atmospheres Gernot Böhme Atmospheres – moods and affects in their spatial situations – are the primary reality aesthetics (understood as aesthesis, a general theory of perception) has…

Gernot Böhme public lecture

Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences La Trobe University University of Melbourne and Thesis Eleven Centre Public Lecture Invasive Technification Gernot Böhme This lecture deals with the question: what does the progressive technification mean to our existence as humans. Two changes in technology are here important: Technology can no…

Issue 118, October 2013

Hurried Life / Good Life This issue brings together two guest edited sections on the works of Zygmunt Bauman and Daniel Bell. The first, edited by Mark Davis, director of the Bauman Institute in Leeds, tackles the problematic of temporality in the contemporary world. The experience of time itself seems to be melting – from…