Monthly Archives: July 2016

BITS & BRIEFS: Sociology of Brexit // Markets in pre-industrial Europe // Labor biosurveillance // “Radical” economics

Sociology and Anthropology of Brexit: a collection of academics’ posts, reflecting on UK’s referendum to leave the EU Social organization of markets and economy in pre-industrial Europe: community, aristocracy, clergy and patriarchy – by  Prof. Laurence Fontaine From Frederick Taylor to … Continue reading

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Back to the Future: Authoritarian Neoliberal Regime versus Democratic Social State

The destiny of the 20th century, especially after the WWII, has been determined and shaped by the multifaceted confrontation between capitalism and “communism”, the West vis-a-vis the East. But history did not end in 1991, as some have tried to convince … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 6 interesting calls for papers

See below a list of interesting calls for papers for conferences and workshops on various topics and themes in economic sociology and political economy, with July 24 – August 5 deadlines. Share this list with your colleagues and students. Good luck! CfP: “Intersections of Finance … Continue reading

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The darkness of corporate enlightenment

James Doolin, “Study for Corporate Rise“, 1986 (oil on canvas) *** Join the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community through Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google+ / Instagram / Reddit / Tumblr

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BITS & BRIEFS: Shareholder Value myth // New Regulatory Capture // Health and wealth // Working Class literature

Debunking the Shareholder Value myth: How putting shareholders first harms investors, corporations, and the public – by Prof. Lynn Stout A new form of Regulatory Capture: regulators’ attempt to serve the public interest is blocked by budget cuts and procedural requirements – by Prof. Sidney A. … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Karl Polanyi’s socialism // Slavery as Free Trade // Inflation of Higher Ed executives // The Anti-Middleman movement

Prof. Fred Block on Karl Polanyi’s socialism and the importance of deepening of democracy and extending it over the economy The 18th-century thinkers behind Laissez-Faire economics saw slavery as a great example of global Free Trade – by Blake Smith While … Continue reading

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Princes of the Yen and the Japanese Shock Doctrine

“It is better for the Bank of Japan not to attract attention and remain as quit as the forest in a rural shrine.” – Hisato Ichimada, the 18th Governor of the Bank of Japan, 1946-1954 (Werner 2003: 70) “Thanks to this … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Radical culture of leisure // Privatization of life and death // Equality vs. hierarchy // Algorithms redefined financialization

To restore a social world and to retain the commons, the Working Class has to rebuild a shared culture of leisure. A sharp analysis and powerful call by Prof. Eva Swidler “Power wants the powerless to be scared, thoughtless and alone”. Calm … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 7 PhD fellowships, 5 calls for papers, 2 jobs, a Postdoc and MA programme

See below a list of great academic opportunities: calls for papers, PhD and MA fellowships and job openings in various topics and themes in economic sociology and political economy, with June 7 – July 31 deadlines. Share this list with your colleagues and students. … Continue reading

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