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Contemporary social theory - JSM421
Anglický název: Contemporary social theory
Zajišťuje: Katedra sociologie (23-KS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2016
Semestr: zimní
Body: 9
E-Kredity: 9
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:ústní
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:2/0 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 118 / neurčen (80)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: PhDr. Mgr. Jan Balon, Ph.D.
Vyučující: PhDr. Mgr. Jan Balon, Ph.D.
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Mgr. Jan Balon, Ph.D. (16.09.2019)
This course concentrates on key debates within last century’s social theory by means of commented reading. Systematic attention is paid especially to the ways by which social theory analyzes transformations and transitions of contemporary societies - and to the problem: how are these transformations reflected in the research agenda of the social sciences? The course is interdisciplinary in its design.

CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL THEORY
jan.balon@fsv.cuni.cz


Week 1 – Oct. 7, What is Social Theory?

Week 2 – Oct. 14, Postmodernism and the Consumer Society

Week 3 – Oct. 21, Globalization

Week 4 – Oct. 28, Public holiday

Week 5 – Nov. 4, Postcolonialism

Week 6 – Nov. 11, Multiculturalism

Week 7 – Nov. 18, Civil Society

Week 8 – Nov. 25, New Capitalism

Week 9 – Dec. 2, Transformations of Identity

Week 10 – Dec. 9, Post-Communism

Week 11 – Dec. 16, Written Test


Course Assignments:

1. Term paper (40 points) – 3 000–3 500 words. Paper due: 31/1/2020
2. (or) PPT presentation (40 points)
3. Position paper (15 points) – 500–700 words. Paper due: 30/11/2019
4. Writen test (25 points), 16/12/2019, other dates tba


Evaluation:
A - 76-80 points
B - 71-75
C - 66-70
D - 61-65
E - 50-60
F - less than 50
Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Mgr. Jan Balon, Ph.D. (16.09.2019)

This course concentrates on key debates within last century’s social theory by means of commented reading. Systematic attention is paid especially to the ways by which social theory analyzes transformations and transitions of contemporary societies - and to the problem: how are these transformations reflected in the research agenda of the social sciences? The course is interdisciplinary in its design.

CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL THEORY
jan.balon@fsv.cuni.cz


Week 1 – Oct. 7, What is Social Theory? 

Week 2 – Oct. 14, Postmodernism and the Consumer Society

Week 3 – Oct. 21, Globalization

Week 4 – Oct. 28, Public holiday

Week 5 – Nov. 4, Postcolonialism

Week 6 – Nov. 11, Multiculturalism

Week 7 – Nov. 18, Civil Society

Week 8 – Nov. 25, New Capitalism

Week 9 – Dec. 2, Transformations of Identity

Week 10 – Dec. 9, Post-Communism

Week 11 – Dec. 16, Written Test


Course Assignments:

1. Term paper (40 points) – 3 000–3 500 words. Paper due: 31/1/2020
2. (or) PPT presentation (40 points)
3. Position paper (15 points) – 500–700 words. Paper due: 30/11/2019
4. Writen test (25 points), 16/12/2019, other dates tba


Evaluation:
A - 76-80 points
B - 71-75
C - 66-70
D - 61-65
E - 50-60
F - less than 50

 

For the list of Required Readings, see MOODLE

https://dl1.cuni.cz/enrol/index.php?id=3942&lang=en

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Recommended Literature:

 

Rodrigo Cordero, Francisco Carballo, José Ossandón

Performing Cultural Sociology: A Conversation with Jeffrey Alexander.

 

Seidman, Steven

The End of Sociological Theory - The Postmodern Hope.

 

Wolfe, Alan

Weak Sociology - Strong Sociologists.

 

Heinz Bude, Jörg Dürrschmidt

What's wrong with globalization?: Contra 'flow speak' - towards an existential turn in the theory of globalization.

 

Victor Roudometof

Gusts of Change: The Consequences of the 1989 Revolutions for the Study of Globalization.

 

Gregor McLennan

Sociology, Eurocentrism and Postcolonial Theory.

 

Gurminder K. Bhambra

Sociology and Postcolonialism: Another `Missing' Revolution?

 

Daniel Chernilo

Social Theory's Methodological Nationalism: Myth and Reality.

 

Volker Heins

Civil Society's Barbarisms.

 

Larry Ray

At the End of the Post-Communist Transformation? Normalization or Imagining Utopia?

 

Vivienne Orchard

Culture as Opposed to What?: Cultural Belonging in the Context of National and European Identity.

 

Douglas Kellner

Cultural Studies and Social Theory: A Critical Intervention.

 

Peter Wagner

From interpretation to civilization: Analyzing the trajectories of non-European modernities and back.

 

Paul Blokker, Gerard Delanty

An interview with Johann P. Arnason: Critical theory, modernity, civilizations and democracy.

 

Ulrich Beck

The Cosmopolitan Society and its Enemies.

 

Thomas M. Kemple

Spirits of Late Capitalism.

 

Stuart Hall, >Cultural Studies and its Theoretical Legacies=, Cultural Studies, edited by Lawrence Grossberg, Cary Nelson and Paula Treichler, London: Routledge, 1992, 277-294.

Michel Foucault, >Two Lectures=, Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings 1972-1977, New York: Pantheon, 1980, 109-133.

Nancy Fraser and Linda Nicholson, >Social Criticism Without Philosophy: An Encounter between Feminism and Postmodernism=, Universal Abandon: The Politics of Postmodernism, Andrew Ross (ed.), Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press, 1989, 83-104.

Dorothy E. Smith, >Exploring the Social Relations of Discourse: Sociological Theory and the Dialogic of Sociology=, Writing the Social: Critique, Theory and Investigations, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999, 133-146.

Steven Seidman, >Deconstructing Queer Theory or the Under-Theorization of the Social=, Social Postmodernism: Beyond Identity Politics, edited by Linda Nicholson and Steven Seidman, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995, 116-141.

Ben Agger, >Books Author Authors, But Reading Writes: A Social Theory of the Text=, Current Perspectives in Social Theory, 20, 2000, 3-26.

Robert G. Dunn, >Identity, Politics and the Dual Logic of Postmodernity=, Identity Crisis: A Social Critique of Postmodernity, Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 143-174.

Charles Lemert, The Unfolding of Social Theory In the Unraveling of the Twentieth Century into the Twenty- First', Thinking the Unthinkable: The Riddles of Classical Social Theories, Boulder and London, Paradigm Press, 2007, 164-77.

Edward Said, >Edward Said Talks to Jacqueline Rose=, Critical Quarterly, 40(1), 1998, 72-89.
3. Arthur W. Frank, >What Is Dialogical Research, and Why Should We Do It?=, Qualitative Health Research,

Steve Matthewman and Douglas Hoey, >What Happened to Postmodernism?=, Sociology, 40(3), 2006, 529- 547.

Göran Therborn, >At the Birth of Second Century Sociology: Times of Reflexivity, Spaces of Identity, and Nodes of Knowledge=, British Journal of Sociology, 51(1), January/March, 2000, 37-57.

 

 
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