Monthly Archives: October 2016

Karl Marx on Free Time – Time for the Full Development of the Individual

To justify the upcoming three-week blogcation, I turned to Karl Marx: “The saving of labour time [is] equal to an increase of free time, i.e. time for the full development of the individual, which in turn reacts back upon the productive … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 14 calls for papers, 3 Postdoc positions and 2 job openings

See below an abundant list of great academic opportunities: calls for papers, postdoc positions and job openings in various themes and topics in economic sociology and political economy, with October 15 – November 15 deadlines. Share this list with your colleagues and students. Good luck! … Continue reading

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Keep the keyhole clean — my wishes to you in Franz Kafka’s penetrating words

These days, as the new academic year begins, please allow me to wish you – drawing on Franz Kafka’s penetrating and subtle words – to keep the keyhole clean, to perceive on your intellectual journey more than one can see and then … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Algorithms control labor // Sociology of fish market // Lobbying not research // Noodles as currency

In “gig economy” algorithms provide a degree of workers’ oversight and labor control that Taylorism has never dreamt of Sociology of markets: jumbling food, objects and people. Feeling and selling on Billingsgate fish market – by Prof. Dawn Lyon Disguised Lobbying: … Continue reading

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