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Globalization, Critique, and Social Theory: Navigating the Divide between Theory and Practice
13th Annual Conference of the International Social Theory Consortium
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 15-17, 2014

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Friday, May 16, 2014


9:30-11:00

Crombez, Joel
Digital Ontotheology: The Rise of Big Data and Deep Archive


Ellison, Scott & Benjamin Allen
Cyber-libertarians, Labor Markets, & Education Reform: Three Vignettes from the Global Knowledge Economy


Toews, David
The Separation of Social Life and Political Life: Lessons of the Digital Age


9:30-11:00
Feldt, Alex
Climate Norms, the Problem of Non-Compliant States, and Limiting Sovereignty


Hutchinson, Richard
Cracking the Ecocide Project


Stoner, Alex
Critique of/in the Anthropocene (with Andony Melathopoulos)


9:30-11:00
Buzby, Amy
Fetishizing the Primitive: A Marxian Criticism of the Paleo Movement


Raupach, Christian
Mind the gap! What we can learn from Adorno’s hesitance to cross the divide between Critical Theory and Practice


Halton, Eugene
John Stuart Stuart-Glennie’s Original Theory of the “Axial Age” 75 Years Before Jaspers


9:30-11:00

Lamphere/Shefner
Situating the Green Economy within the Sustainable Development Discourse: Opportunities and Challenges


Leebrick, Rhiannon
The Continued Commodification of Rural Appalachia: A Critical Ethnography of the Agritourism Boom


Soper, Rachel
Strategic Environmentalism and Communal Exploitation: Divergent Development of Broccoli & Quinoa Export Farmers


11:15-12:30

Postone, Moishe
The Adequacy of Critical Theory Today: Rethinking the Critique of Capitalism and its Futures


12:30-1:45
Lunch


1:45-2:45
Turner, Stephen
Against Democratic Theory


3:00-4:30
Butler, Nalani & Lars Dzikus
“If you want to [play abroad] make sure it’s what you want to do”: Global sport migration & leisure constraints theory


Johnson/Dzikus/Huffman/Hillyer
An assessment of the Global Sports Mentoring Program using physical feminist and postcolonial theories


Dzikus, Lars & Butler, Nalani
American football in Europe: Globalization and Americanization theories revisited


3:00-4:30
Brown, Michelle
Mass Incarceration, Social Death, and the Politics of Protest


Presser, Lois
A Tale to Tell: Where Narrative Theory and Criminology Meet


Schlosser, Jennifer
Critical Criminology: Insights through Subjectivity


Friday, May 16, 2014


3:00-4:30
Harrison, Daniel
The Sage Victorians: Wilde, Lawrence, and Huxley and Classical Social Theory


Krier/Swart
Trophies of Surplus Enjoyment


Smith, Jeremy
A Durkheimian Approach to Understanding Gangs


3:00-4:30
Borlu, Yetkin
The Creation of Consent under Post-Fordist Regime: The Case of Industrial Maize Farming in Turkey


Gellert, Paul
New Frontiers of Global Accumulation: Palm Oil Expansion, State(s) of Engagement and Complexities in Indonesia


Frey/Sanderson
A Metabolic Rift in the US High Plains: The Dust Bowl and Its Legacy


4:45-5:45
Jung, Courtney
Critical Theory as Practice


Saturday, May 17, 2014


9:00-10:30
Jones, Clint
Identity Politics in the Global Village: Voluntary Simplicity in an Age of Global Climate Shift


Kadakal, Reha
Truth, Theory and Critique: Toward a Critical Ontology of the Social


Rivera, Jorge Andrés López
Institutions for emancipation? Considerations on the ontology of social institutions and its emancipatory potential


9:00-10:30
Erlenbusch, Verena
Of Pirates, Monsters, and Terrorists, Or: Why There Is No Unpolitical Enemy


Kao, Pascal Kuokuei
Critique with Horror and Pleasure: Michel Houellebecq’s Art of Love Making


Meeks, John/Meeks, Jacob I.
Jetztzeit: Zombies, or, Suppurations of Dystopian Narrative


9:00-10:30
Hauman, Nicholas
The Interpenetration of Human Psychic and Social Systems


Sakin, Erin
Orientalist Discourse, Development and the Role of Religion in the Arab Spring


von Gunter, Sean Cary
Society, Heal Thy Self: Infinite Resources Through Direct Regenerative Economic & Citizen Action


Willson, Shane
Applying the Political Process Model to the US Conservative Resurgence


10:45-12:15

Flynn, Matthew
Theoretical Underpinnings of Pharmaceutical Autonomy


Lemos, Andrés Ortiz
The disciplining of Civil Society as core element of the public sphere, in the Rafael Correa Government


Li, Xue & A. Hicks
World Polity Theory and Time Dependence: Another Look at the Global Rise of the Nation-State


10:45-12:15
Christian, Michelle
Racial neoliberal tourism landscapes: transnational economic networks & beach land conservation in Costa Rica


Rowland, Aaron
Latin American Neoliberal State: Model for Understanding Structural Capacities & Strategic Biases on Left Turns


Kalani, Suman/Dipesh Suvarna
Utopia or Dystopia: Changing Face of Indian Democratic Politics through institutional internalisation


Saturday, May 17, 2014


10:45-12:15
Bakker, J. I. (Hans)
Kissinger's Academic Errors: China, East, Southeast and Southwest Asia


Bradford, John
Monetary Reforms, Revolutions, and Utopias: A Critical Analysis of New Money Paradigms


Worrel, Mark P.
Empire’s Homunculi: Speculative Singularities of American Hegemony-Drones, Suicide Bombers, & Rampage Killers


12:15-1:30
Lunch


1:30-3:00
De la Torre, Carlos
The people and populism: between authoritarianism and democratization


Jalata, Asafa
The Limit of Social Theory and Indigenous Critiques of Globalization


3:00-3:30
Closing Discussion

 

 

13th Annual Conference
International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC)

and

Inaugural Conference of the Committee on Social Theory
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

May 15 - 17, 2014

 

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