Protest Talks: Political Technologies PhD Seminar

On 17th March 2016, 3-5pm, Room G.6, Humanities Bridgeford Street, we’re delighted to have two fascinating talks on the basis of advanced PhD research. All welcome. Thomas Redshaw: A critical theory of Bitcoin: How politics is embedded in crypto-currencies In...

Notes on The Politics of Everyday Life

This seminar was initially motivated by discussions among members of movements@manchester about the ways in which political activity is integrated into the rhythms and routines of everyday life. Despite the occurrence of a number of relevant concepts within social...

Towards an Ethic of Public Sociology

Reblog: This post was first published by Kevin Gillan at Discover Society. See the original here. Among scholars of social movements there is presently a lively debate about the ethics of social research. While the topic of research ethics is rarely one that excites...

Protest Talks 3: Beyond Anti-Austerity?

The Possibilities and Limits of Movements Resisting Neoliberalism 3.30-5.30pm, 3rd December in the Arthur Lewis Boardroom, 2nd floor. All welcome, but please reserve a place via Eventbrite. The wave of protests instigated by the financial crisis in 2011 has already...

One-Dimensional Man turns 50

Herbert Marcuse’s (1898-1979) best-known book One-Dimensional Man was first published 50 years ago in 1964 by Beacon Press. If we are to follow Douglas Kellner’s assertion in his Introduction to the Second Edition from 1991, it was ‘one of the most important books of...