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Location: GM.325
Manchester Metropolitan University Building: Geoffrey Manton, Third Floor 4 Rosamond Street West Off Oxford Road
Date: Wednesday, 21/Aug/2019
RN29_01: Refigurations, Reflexivity and Rebellion
Location: GM.325
Chair: Frank Welz, University of Innsbruck

(Not) Beyond The European Perspective Of Social Theory: Analysing Relationship Within New Service

Kornelia Hahn

University of Salzburg, Austria

The Refiguration of Society

Hubert Knoblauch

TU Berlin, Germany

Market Reflexivity, Media Reflexivity and Reflexivity in Japan

Machiko Nakanishi

Chukyo University, Japan

The Everyday Spatiality of Rebellion

Csaba Szaló

Masaryk University, Czech Republic

RN29_02: Solidarity, Imagination, and Real Utopias
Location: GM.325
Chair: Ilaria Riccioni, Free University of Bozen

Why Affective Relations of Love, Care and Solidarity matter in Sociology

Kathleen Lynch

University College Dublin, Ireland

Speculating on Progress: Catastrophe, Remembrance and the Critical Value of Narrative Utopia

Joe Peter Lionel Davidson

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Real utopias. Erik O. Wright’s legacy and contribution to social theory

Marta Soler1, Ramon Flecha1, Teresa Sordé2

1: Universitat de Barcelona, Spain; 2: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

RN29_03: Knowledge, Ideology and Method
Location: GM.325
Chair: Esther Oliver, University of Barcelona

SN Eisenstadt and Zygmunt Bauman: The Possibilities of a Dialogue

Jack Dominic Palmer

University of Leeds, United Kingdom

A Self-Delusive Account Of The Practice Of Philosophy

Francisco Javier Salinas Lemus1,2

1: Institute of Education, University College London, United Kingdom; 2: Instituto de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile

On The Methodological Significance Of Ontology and Normativity In Social Science

Mikael Carleheden

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Sociology Of Detachment: Staging An Encounter Between Sociology Of Critique And Sociology of Knowledge

Jana Bacevic

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

RN29_04: Borders and Boundaries: Europe and Beyond
Location: GM.325
Chair: Craig Browne, University of Sydney

Transcending Internal Epistemic Borders: From Diagnostic to a more Visionary Sociology

Krešimir Žažar

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia

Exit, Voice and Loyalties :: Contributions Of Continental Sociological Theory

Gilles Verpraet

Sophiapol , University Paris Nanterre, France

Border, Grenze, Confine limes: New Political Representation of The Mediterranean Sea

Ilaria Riccioni

Free University of Bozen, Italy

Peter L. Berger’s "Invitation to Sociology": Beyond Europe, Beyond the West?

Silke Steets

Leipzig University, Germany

Date: Thursday, 22/Aug/2019
RN29_05: Structure and Action; Lifeworld and Systems
Location: GM.325
Chair: Patrick Joseph O'Mahony, University College Cork

Latour and Anti-Dualist Social Theory: The Case of Structure and Agency

Stephen Kemp

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The World Society as an Observer: In Search of Revitalization through Sociological Systems Theory

Saburo Akahori

Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Japan

Reconsidering Habermas’s System-Lifeworld Distinction

Roderick Anthony Condon

University College Cork, Ireland

Critical Theory as Social Practice

Frank Welz

University of Innsbruck, Austria

RN29_06: Power and Authority Today
Location: GM.325
Chair: Csaba Szaló, Masaryk University

Putting Authority Center Stage Again in Sociological Theory

Evelien Tonkens, Menno Hurenkamp, Margo Trappenburg, Thomas Kampen

University of Humanistic Studies, Netherlands, The

Contemporary Governance and Rationalisation: Examining Institutional Reforms from a Weberian Perspective - An Example from Greece

Vasiliki Kantzara

Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece

A Bhaskar-Cartwright Synthesis for Studying Political Process

Balthazar de la Banquise

Cornell University, United States of America

Populism, Political Disorientation and Reluctance to Confront Fascistization and Criminal Politics

Carlos Frade

University of Salford (Manchester), United Kingdom

RN29_07: Religion,Secularity and Global Modernity
Location: GM.325
Chair: Hubert Knoblauch, TU Berlin

A Nietzsche-Inspired Historical-Genealogical Approach? The Contemporary Relevance of Weber's Mode of Questioning for Social Theory

Cesare Silla

University of Urbin, Italy

Islam, Christianity and the Development of Machine Capitalism: The Weber Hypothesis Revisited

Mark Gould

Haverford College, United States of America

The Secularisation Debate(s) Revisited

Daniel Chernilo

University Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile

Politics of Being-With in the Global Modernity

Gallina Tasheva

University of Muenster, Germany

RN29_08: Reason, Recognition and Ideology Critique
Location: GM.325
Chair: Mikael Carleheden, University of Copenhagen

Modernity And The Critique Of Ideology

Angelos Mouzakitis

Univeristy of Crete, Greece, Greece

Sociology, Reason, and the Critique of Eurocentrism

Patrick Joseph O'Mahony

University College Cork, Ireland

(In)visibilization: a Critical Theory

Benno Herzog

University of Valencia, Spain

The Guiding Role of Scientifically Grounded Ideology for Social Conflict Resolution (in the Context of Catalan Crisis)

Natalia Yurievna Matveeva

Russian Transport University (MIIT), Russian Federation

RN29_BM: RN29 Business Meeting
Location: GM.325
Chair: Craig Browne, University of Sydney
Chair: Hubert Knoblauch, TU Berlin
Date: Friday, 23/Aug/2019
RN29_09b: The Social Shaping of Research: Adequacy, Impact and Elites
Location: GM.325
Chair: Francisco Javier Salinas Lemus, University College London

When “Adequacy” is Actually its Opposite: Reading Social Reality Against the Grain

Lorenzo Sabetta

Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy

Theoretical Foundations of Social Impact

Elisabeth Torras-Gómez1, Carmen Elboj2, Esther Oliver1, Julia Herrera1

1: University of Barcelona, Spain; 2: University of Zaragoza

Socially Responsible Research and Social Impact Assessment of Scientific Organizations: a Case Study

Inês Almeida Martins

University of Coimbra, Portugal

The Moral Elites: A Conceptual Approximation and Research Agenda

Anders Sevelsted

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

RN29_10: Social Contradictions and Social Pathologies
Location: GM.325
Chair: Benno Herzog, University of Valencia

Deconstructing Social Acceleration: Towards a Discrete Model of Temporality for Social Research

Andre Uibos

University of Tartu, Estonia

The Resonance of Resonance: Critical Theory as a Sociology of World-Relations?

Simon Susen

City, University of London, United Kingdom

Rationality - Cultivation - Vitality: Simmel on the Pathologies of Modern Culture

Arthur Bueno

University of Frankfurt, Germany

The Modern Political Imaginary and the Problem of Hierarchy

Craig Browne

University of Sydney, Australia

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