240509 SE Selected Topics in Contemporary Social Theory (P2) (2021W)
- Registration is open from We 01.09.2021 00:01 to We 22.09.2021 23:59
- Deregistration possible until Mo 18.10.2021 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Update 22.11.2021: The course will be held digital during lockdown.
If possible, the course is to be conducted in presence. Due to the respective applicable distance regulations and other measures, adjustments may be made.
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
The University of Vienna uses plagiarism software for courses with continuous assessment. Your papers will also be submitted to the plagiarism software.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Being prepared for the class is essential and will be graded. Together with position papers and presentations, it constitutes 70% of the final grade. Students should come to class with notes and questions about the readings and participate. In addition to this, students are expected to write two position papers throughout the semester on the selected material.
For each class, a student is responsible for presenting a summary of the readings and providing a set of questions. The summary and questions should be circulated to the group one day before the meeting, 1 pm. These questions will serve as a basis for discussion.
Students will not write a final paper for this course. The format of the final project (either submitting a take-home exam or preparing an annotated bibliography) will be announced in the first meeting.
2 position papers 40%
Presentation and Participation 30%
Final Project/Take-home Exam 30%A = 1 (Excellent): 89- 100
B = 2 (Good): 76 - 88
C = 3 (Satisfactory): 63 - 75
D = 4 (Sufficient): 50 - 62
F = 5 (Fail): 0- 49
Steven Lukes (2005 ) Power: A Radical View, Introduction and Chapter 1.
William Roseberry, 1994. "Hegemony and the Language of Contention", Everyday Forms of State Formation: Revolution and the Negotiation of Rule in Modern Mexico, Gilbert M. Joseph, Daniel Nugent
Burawoy, M. (2010). From Polanyi to Pollyanna: The False Optimism of Global Labor Studies. Global Labour Studies, 1, 301–313.
Fraser, N. (2014). Can society be commodities all the way down? Post-Polanyian reflections on capitalist crisis. Economy and Society, 43(4), 541–558.
Farmer, P. (2004). An Anthropology of Structural Violence. Current Anthropology, 45(3), 305–325.
Nixon, R. (2011). Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor. Harvard University Press, 1-44
Hall, S. & D. Massey 2010. "Interpreting the Crisis". In R. Grayson & J. Rutherford (eds) After the Crash: Re-Inventing the Left in Britain. London: Soundings, Social Liberal Forum and Compass, 37–46.
Clarke, J. (2014). Conjunctures, crises, and cultures. Focaal, 70, 113-22.
Massey, D. (2005). For space. SAGE, pp. 1-30.