RS research cluster virtual workshop: Monica Sanchez-Flores on race and racism

For our virtual workshop this month, our guest was our own Monica Sanchez-Flores from Thompson Rivers University, Canada. Monica’s presentation was entitled “A Process-Relational Approach to Race and Racism.” Thank you Monica for this great presentation. You can watch it … Continue reading

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Social networks of meaning and communication: new book coming up by Jan Fuhse

Jan Fuhse has just released a new book entitled “Social Networks of Meaning and Communication” with Oxford University Press. You can buy the book here. You can download the introduction chapter here. Finally, you can see a poster giving you … Continue reading

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The RS research cluster workshops are back and our first guest is Benjamin Klasche!

After a long pause, the RS research cluster workshops are back! Our first guest this fall is Benjamin Klasche who just recently completed his PhD at the School of Governance, Law and Society at Talinn University (Estonia). Benjamin’s presentation was … Continue reading

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New Book on the Far Right

Melodie Devries, who did a presentation for us as part of our monthly workshop last year, has co-edited a volume on the rise of nthe far right with Judith Bessant and Rob Watts. Congrulations Melodie for this major acheivement! You … Continue reading

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New book by Pierpaolo Donati: Transcending Modernity with Relational Thinking

Pierpaolo Donati, one of the founders of relational sociology, has just released a new book entitled Transcending Modernity with Relational Thinking. The book is published with Routledge. You can order a physical copy here. Enter the code SOC21 at checkout … Continue reading

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RS research cluster workshop: Jean-Sebastien Guy on the movie Pandora

Fo our workshop this month, we had a presentation by Jean-Sebastien Guy from Dalhousie University, Halifax. Jean-Sebastien examined the movie Pandora, along with three more scenes from other movies, to show the distinction between two types of story. He then … Continue reading

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RS research cluster workshop: Péter Csigó and the society of speculation

After a short pause over the winter, we are back with our workshop series. This time (i.e. Friday March 19), Péter Csigó, from Budapest University of Technology and Economics, agreed to do a presentation for us about a new book … Continue reading

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The online journal Digithum released a special issue on the work of François Dépelteau

The online journal Digithum released a special issue on the work of François Dépelteau. We can access it by clicking on this link. This is a labor of love. As one of François’ friend and collaborator, I would like to … Continue reading

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RS research cluster workshop: Kevin Naimi on schooling and creativity

For our last workshop this year (December 18, on Zoom), we had a presentation by Kevin Naimi who talked to us about his PhD thesis. The title was “Creativity as Intra-Action: Relational Entanglements and Creative Becoming in the Space of … Continue reading

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RS research cluster workshop: Chris Powell on radical complexity

For our workshop this month (on November 13, on Zoom as usual)  we had a presentation by Chris Powell from Ryerson University, Toronton, Canada. Chris is of course well known within the RS community, notably for having co-edited Conceptualizing Relational … Continue reading

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