CRITIQUE Reads – March 20, 2024, 3pm

Our next session of Critique Reads will take place on Wednesday 20th March at 3pm-4pm in Chrsytal Macmillan Building room 2.15. We are reading James C. Scott’s Seeing Like a State, and this session will cover pages 53-146 (chapters 2, 3, and 4), which discuss language, authoritarian high modernism, and urban design respectively. […]

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CRITIQUE Reads – January 31, 2024, 3pm

Our reading group Critique Reads will be meeting on Wednesday 31st January at 3pm-4pm in room 3.15 of the Chrystal Macmillan Building for our first session of the semester. We’ll be reading a classic book by the anthropologist and political scientist James C. Scott, Seeing Like a State: How Certain […]

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CRITIQUE Sociology Seminar Series – (Re)visiting Classical Sociological Theory , 10 October 2023 – 16 May 2024, 4:00pm

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What makes an academic article a classic? By metrics, it’s citations. And while what’s considered acceptable and what might be accepted in top journals – as well as the sheer number of journals – has changed, the theoretical contributions of these articles have important and in some cases problematic legacies […]

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