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What Is at Stake in Palestine: Radical New Stage in Ruling Class Modalities of Control

Published: May 24, 2024 16:23

The following is the English version of an interview that the Turkish online newspaper Artı GerƧek, conducted with William I. Robinson, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. ArtıĀ GerƧek: As you know, theā€¦

Conversations with Rafael Bielsa

Published: May 24, 2024 16:21

Born in 1953 in Rosario, Argentina, into a family of eminent jurists, Rafael Bielsa developed a sensitivity to the plight of the underprivileged from an early age, thanks in particular to reading and religion. A practicing Catholic, he took a stand againstā€¦

Non-Alignment Today

Published: May 16, 2024 15:15

The original non-alignment movement occured in 1961 following the Bandung Conference (Indonesia) held in 1955, which was attended by 29 countries, almost all of which had recently been liberated from European colonialism. They accounted for 54% of theā€¦

Donā€™t Talk To Me About Solutions

Published: April 22, 2024 16:52

Itā€™s 2024 and Iā€™m suspicious of ā€œsolutionsā€. Solutions to what, exactly? The excess greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that have already seen us breach the 1.5 degree limit set by the Paris Agreement? The ocean acidification thatā€™s bleaching corals enā€¦

Social Relations as Symbolic Violence

Published: April 13, 2024 15:25

Power Relations Inscribed in NarrativesĀ  Among the concepts the French sociologist, Pierre Bourdieu, developed is symbolic violence. It is an extension of the term ā€œviolenceā€ to include various modes of social/cultural domination. Symbolic violence is theā€¦

Donā€™t Fear ā€œCollectivismā€

Published: April 9, 2024 16:35

The capacity of the reactionary mind to invent catchall signifiers of supposed left-wing depravity oftenĀ seems limitless. But in the canon of conservative epithets, there is probably none more common or enduring than ā€œcollectivism.ā€ Spend any timeā€¦

The Society of Conformism

Published: March 29, 2024 15:55

The last hundred years have been years of intense conflict that have resulted in countless wars, in addition to the two world wars. The classes and social groups that intervened in these conflicts did so in the name of objectives so broad that they did notā€¦

W.E.B. Du Boisā€™ Study ā€˜The Philadelphia Negroā€™ at 125 Still Explains Roots of the Urban Black Experience

Published: March 4, 2024 14:29

W.E.B. Du Bois is widely known for his civil rights activism, but manyĀ sociologists argueĀ that he has yet to receive due recognition as the founding father ofĀ American sociology. His groundbreaking study, ā€œThe Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study,ā€ wasā€¦