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 Matt.Kedzierski@bristol.ac.uk. 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

 

“Migration and Citizenship” on Start the Week, BBC R4

The following programme may be of interest to those of you who have attended our Reading Group on ‘Borders, Citizenship and Security’:

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 11.29.13On Start the Week Andrew Marr explores the question of citizenship. While immigration issues dominate political debate, little attention is paid to the big increase in the number of people becoming British. The academic Thom Brooks and the Eurosceptic MEP Daniel Hannan look at the relationship between the two and the challenges for modern UK citizenship. Ben Rawlence spent four years reporting the stories of those who are stateless, living in the largest refugee camp in the world, while Frances Stonor Saunders explores the increasing complexity of today’s border regimes and the obsession with the verified self.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ybg7h

 

 

Borders, Citizenship and Security on film

The GESF Reading Group on Borders, Citizenship and Security will conclude in February with the screenings of two documentary films that explore some of the issues we have been discussing in this series:

  • 11 February – “Concerning Violence: Nine Scenes from the Anti-Imperialistic Self-defence” (Goran Olsson, 2014 – Sweden – 85min)
  • 25 February – “Displaced – France’s Syrian Refugees” (Amel Guettatfi, 2014 – France – 29 min)

We will meet at 5pm in Room 4.01, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol. All welcome!

GESF Reading Group: “Borders, Citizenship and Security”

This week, GESF is starting a new weekly Reading Group. Given the recent refugee “crisis” and drum beat of fear over terrorists in their midst, we will be exploring questions around the nature of citizenship, the lack thereof (statelessness), and the pervasive issue of “security”. The full reading list can be accessed here.

We will be meeting on Thursdays at 5pm until mid-December at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol. For more information and to join the group, please email: ed-gesf@bristol.ac.uk.

Reading themes:

  • Politics, Borders and Agamben’s State of Exception
  • Security, Borders and Biopolitics
  • Arendt and Statelessness
  • Citizenship
  • Borders and Territory theorised
  • Globalisation and Borders

We will conclude the Reading Group with two documentary films that explore some of these issues in greater depth:

  • 11 February – “Concerning Violence: Nine Scenes from the Anti-Imperialistic Self-defence” (Goran Olsson, 2014 – Sweden – 85min)
  • 25 February – “Displaced – France’s Syrian Refugees” (Amel Guettatfi, 2014 – France – 29 min)