A debate with Aditya Chakrabortty, The Guardian

Date: 23 October 2012 Time: 4.15 - 6.00pm

Venue: FASS MR 2 & 3

A debate with Aditya Chakrabortty, The Guardian

Date: 23 October 2012 Time: 4.15 - 6.00pm, Tea and biscuits from 3 30pm onwards in the FASS Building foyer. Please come for tea and to meet Aditya Chakrabortty beforehand.

Venue: FASS MR 2 & 3

Capitalism is in crisis -- so where are the sociologists? A public debate

Chaired by John Urry (Sociology Prof) author of forthcoming 'Societies Beyond Oil', with short presentations by

Aditya Chakrabortty, The Guardian, who has critiqued the social sciences for their limited contribution to analysing the crash of 2007-8 onwards

Bob Jessop, Sociology Prof, who shows how we have to examined how neo-liberal finance-dominated accumulation is at the root of the crisis and has survived it

Andrew Sayer, Sociology Prof, author of the forthcoming 'Can we Afford the Rich', will argue for a social science approach through examining the role of unearned income and wealth extraction in the crisis

Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, will argue that sociology is necessary to show how the crisis is gendered in both its causes and consequences

Bronislaw Szerszynski, HOD Sociology Dept, argues that the current crisis is the delayed result of the failure of capitalism after the 1970s to make a socio-technical transition away from fossil-fuel technologies (drawing on the forthcoming 'Green Dreams')


Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Associated staff: Tim Dant (Sociology), John Urry (Sociology)

Organising departments and research centres: Economics, Educational Research, Management Development Division, Management Learning and Leadership, Management Science, Politics and International Relations, Sociology

Keywords: Social policy, Sociology