Nov 092013
Schedule and Location: Friday, May 30 1:45pm-3:15pm Vallee-299

Primary Session Category: Contemporary Durkheimian Research
Session Code: CNDS3
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: The work of Émile Durkheim is a rich and vital resource for theorizing solidarity sociologically. Readings that build upon the more creative and radical implications of Durkheimian social theory open up especially interesting avenues for exploring diverse permutations, sites, and sources of solidarity across our social landscapes. This session invites radical Durkheimian-influenced analyses of solidarities that go off the beaten path, from underground cultural spaces and effervescent nocturnal scenes, to subterranean currents, revolutionary formations in apparently tranquil communities, or even global, mediated forms of solidaristic engagement. Contemporary case studies that build upon the radical tradition within Durkheimian social theory, from Bataille and the Collège de Sociologie, to the writings of Gane, Pearce, Stedman-Jones, and Tiryakian are encouraged. Theoretical papers that develop dialogical exchanges between radical Durkheimianism and other social theory traditions (e.g. critical, cultural, interpretive, feminist) are very welcome.

Session Organizer: Tara Milbrandt, University of Alberta, Augustana Faculty, Social Sciences,

Chair: Tara Milbrandt


1.     Ronjon Paul Datta  

Collective Consciousness Rising: The Women’s Liberation Movement and Heterodox Solidarity

2.     Julien Laberge   

 Révision de la configuration politique organique de Durkheim

3.     William Ramp  

Majesty, commonalty, contradiction: working through political ambiguity with Durkheim

4.     Jim Cosgrave  

Durkheim plays Lotto 6/49

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