“Teoria crítica como fundamento para análise do populismo e do autoritarismo” e “Neoliberalismo progressista e o momento populista”

Unesp, Franca, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 11/8/2018. “Critical theory as foundation for the analysis of populism and authoritarianism/Teoria crítica como fundamento para análise do populismo e do autoritarismo” (Jeremiah Morelock) e “Neoliberalismo progressista e o momento populista” (Felipe Ziotti Narita)

We Are the Threat: Reflections on Near-Term Human Extinction

Figure 1. A “sign o’ the times” offers terror-relieving propaganda during Hawaii’s recent missile alert scare.1  The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was … Read more

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Regarding Postcolonial Sociology

Marx, Weber and Durkheim are often accredited with being a kind of triadic foundation to classical sociological theory. All three of them dealt with issues pertaining to the historical development of capitalism and the rise of modernity. In this way, sociology was from its inception a discipline oriented toward theorizing modernity and diagnosing its ills. … Read more

Marcuse: “Aggressiveness in Advanced Industrial Society” (1967)

*The following article is reposted from Marxists.org. Aggressiveness in Advanced Industrial Society Written: in German in 1967; First Published: by Beacon Press, Boston as Negations: Essays in Critical Theory by Herbert Marcuse; Source: Walter Benjamin Research Syndicate. Mark-up: Andy Blunden. I propose to consider here the strains and stresses in the so-called “affluent society,” a … Read more

Raewyn Connell on masculinities

*The full text of the article is available on the website of its author Raewyn Connell. * * * * * Masculinities To speak of masculinities is to speak about gender relations.  Masculinities are not equivalent to men; they concern the position of men in a gender order.  They can be defined as the patterns … Read more

Bureaucratically Distorted Communication: The Case of Managed Mental Health Care

My recent article from Social Theory & Health 14(4), September 2016. Abstract Mental health treatment providers today are subject to insurance company regulation. Using grounded theory to analyze 33 interviews of treatment providers, I portray this regulation as a form of surveillance that operates through discourse, and ask how treatment providers communicate with and through this system. … Read more

A ‘Connected Sociologies’ Approach to Global Sociology

*This is reblogged from the International Sociological Association, written by Gurminder K. Bhambra, originally published 9/21/2015. Bhambra is influenced by decoloniality theory, which Felipe Ziotti Narita mentions in his recent post on critical theory in Latin America. Similar to in Narita’s post, Bhambra wrestles here with the question of how to frame “modernity” in a … Read more