An interesting video interview produced by the Critical Realism Network:
Category Archives: Videos
The Sociology of Human Trafficking
Our director Margaret Archer and advisory board members Douglas Porpora and Pierpaolo Donati discussed human trafficking at this event organised by the EndSlavery campaign and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences:
‘We believe’ – but who are ‘we’? The Relational Subject versus the Plural Subject
Tony Lawson on mathematical modelling
This talk by CSO International Advisory Board member Tony Lawson was given as part of a seminar entitled ‘Confronting mathematical modelling in economics’, which took place on 26th March 2014. This seminar was part of the Bloomsbury Confrontations seminar series organised by Better Economics UCLU:
Culture and Socialization in Late Modernity
In this talk at the Universidad de Navarra in Spain, Margaret Archer critiques the prevailing understanding of socialisation within the social sciences and an alternative account of culture and socialisation in late modernity.
Philip Gorski on Civil Religion
Margaret Archer on Reflexivity
Tony Lawson on Reorienting Modern Economics
Socialization as Reflexive Engagement
XV Congresso Brasileiro de Sociologia
Realizado de 26 a 29 de julho de 2011, em Curitiba-PR.
Current sociological theories of socialization cannot grasp the dynamics of the identity building processes in the nascent morphogenetic society. In fact, they are heavily biased by an orientation to the structural and cultural features characterizing Modern society, which do not hold in the new societal context. Building on the insights of the realist-morphogenetic approach and of relational social theory, the paper goes on to provide a reconceptualization of socialization as reflexive engagement, which meets the two basic challenges presented by the morphogenetic society for young people to develop a full personal and social identity: ‘the necessity of selection’ and the need ‘to shape a life’. This is therefore an account of how young people come to decide about their own set of concerns, prioritizing and dovetailing them, and investing their time and energies in a life project. Such an approach is also critical of all theories which reduce socialization to linguistically mediated relations, and articulates the relational condition of human subjects with respect to the natural, practical, and social order. It also maintains that the time of socialization by the internalization of habits or habitus is over.