Reading Group – Civilisational Analysis: A Theory of Culture for CPE?

The Centre for Globalisation, Education & Social Futures would like to invite you to our new Reading Group – Civilisational Analysis: A Theory of Culture for CPE?

Over the next month or so we will meet on Thursday afternoons to discuss a series of papers on the significance of the civilisational dimension in sociological analysis, and in particular, the extent to which civilisational theory can be used productively as a foundation for the theory of culture in Cultural Political Economy. The reading list can be accessed here: Civilisational Analysis: A Theory of Culture for CPE? – Reading List

For a digital copy of the Reader with 15 key texts on this topic, please contact This term we will not be producing hard copies of the Reader.

We kick off next Thursday – 5th May – at 4pm in Rm 3.18, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol.

Our first reading is Arnason 2006 Civilisational analysis, social theory and comparative history, in Delanty, G. (ed.) Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory. Routledge, chapter 17.

All welcome. No need to RSVP.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Susan and Matt