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Dr Bulent Diken

Dr Bulent Diken

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Bowland North
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YN


Tel: +44 1524 594191

Research Interests

I did my first degree in urban planning in Denmark (The Aarhus School of Architecture). From 1994 to 1997 I worked on my PhD thesis with the title "Strangers, Ambivalence and Social Theory", followed by another research project focused on the sociology of mobility. During 1998-1999 I held an assistant professorship at Roskilde University, Department of Geography. I came to Lancaster in September 1999.

My present research has the title: "God, Politics, Economy – Social Theory and the Antinomies of Religion”. In general I work on social theory, political philosophy, cinema, urbanism, post-structuralism and migration.

Currently I am teaching three undergraduate courses, "Terror", "Sociology Goes to Hollywood", and "City and Mobility", as well as a MA course, "Social and Cultural Theory". I am interested in supervising PhD projects related to diagnostic social theory, new social theories, social philosophy, politics, mobility, urban issues, and post-structuralism.

2012

Revolt, revolution, critique: the paradox of society

Diken, B. 2012 London: Routledge. 204 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2011

Militarization as comedy of (t)errors

Diken, B. 2011 In: Economia Autonoma. 4, 7, p. 72-92 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The ghost of Spartacus

Diken, B. 2011 In: The Journal of War and Culture Studies. 4, 3, p. 399-411 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Huxley’s 'Brave New World' – and ours

Diken, B. 2011 In: Journal for Cultural Research. 15, 2, p. 153-172 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Revolt as pure politics – and the subject

Diken, B. 2011 In: Third Text. 25, 5, p. 539-551 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Fire as a metaphor of (im)mobility

Diken, B. 2011 In: Mobilities. 6, 1, p. 95-102 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The hurt locker: cinematic addiction, ‘critique’ and the war on terror

Bennett, B. & Diken, B. 07/2011 In: Cultural Politics. 7, 2, p. 165-188 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

Radical critique as the paradox of post-political society

Diken, B. 2009 In: Third Text. 23, 5, p. 579-586 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Nihilism

Diken, B. 2009 London: Routledge. 187 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2008

Climates of nihilism

Diken, B. 2008 In: Third Text. 22, 6, p. 719-732 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Houellebecq, or, the carnival of spite

Diken, B. 2007 In: Journal for Cultural Research. 11, 1, p. 57-73 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Sociology Through the Projector.

Diken, B. & Lausten, C. B. 2007 Routledge. 192 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2006

From war to war: 'Lord Of The Flies' as sociology of spite

Diken, B. & Laustsen, C. B. 2006 In: Alternatives. 31, 4, p. 431-452 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

From exception to rule: from 9/11 to the comedy of (t)errors

Diken, B. 2006 In: Irish Journal of Sociology. 15, 1, p. 81-98 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Hamam

Diken, B., Laustsen, C. B. & Nefes, T. 01/2005 In: Toplumbilim. 18, p. 63-76 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Art on Terror: The Incendiary Device of Philosophy.

Reeve, H., Bayly, S., Diken, B. & Trehy, T. 2005 London: Artwords Press. 44 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Becoming Abject: Rape as a Weapon of War.

Diken, B. & Laustsen, C. B. 2005 In: Body and Society. 11, 1, p. 111-128 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The culture of exception: sociology facing the camp.

Diken, B. & Laustsen, C. B. 2005 London: Routledge. 214 p. (International library of sociology)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

9/11 as a Hollywood fantasy

Diken, B. & Lausten, C. B. 12/2005 In: P.O.V.: a Danish Journal Film Studies. 20, p. 41-50 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

City of God.

Diken, B. 2005 In: City. 9, 3, p. 307-320 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

I terrorens skygge

Diken, B. & Laustsen, C. B. 2004 Copenhagen: Samfundslitteratur. 201 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Artworks networks - field, system or mediators?

Diken, B. & Albertsen, N. 1/06/2004 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 21, 3, p. 35-58 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

From Refugee Camps to Gated Communities - Biopolitics and the End of the City.

Diken, B. 1/03/2004 In: Citizenship Studies. 8, 1, p. 83-106 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Sea, sun, sex and the discontents of pleasure.

Diken, B. & Laustsen, C. B. 08/2004 In: Tourist Studies. 4, 2, p. 99-114 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2003

Zones of indistinction: security, terror and bare life.

Diken, B. & Laustsen, C. B. 2003 Territories. Islands, camps, and other states of utopia. Franke, A. & Berlin, K-W. (eds.). Berlin: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, p. 42-51 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Massen' (The mass).

Diken, B. & Lausten, C. B. 2003 In: Mutant. 3, p. 28-41 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Fra 7-eleven til 9.11 - terror I netvaerksamfundet' (From 7/11 to 9/11 - terror in the network society).

Diken, B. & Lausten, C. B. 2003 In: Distinktion - Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory. 6, p. 123-36 88 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Postmodern Şiddet - Network Toplumunda Dövüş Kulübü(Postmodern violence - 'Fight club' in the network society).

Diken, B. 2003 In: Doğu Bati. 23, p. 263-283 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2002

The aesthetic critique of capitalism and transpolitics of immigration.

Diken, B. 2002 Under (de)construction: perspectives on cultural siversity in visual and performing arts. Muukkonen, M. (ed.). 8 ed. Helsinki, Finland: NIFCA (Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art), p. 57-82 26 p. (NIFCA publication)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Zones of indistinction: camps of security and terror.

Diken, B. & Laustsen, C. B. 08/2002 In: Space and Culture: International Journal of Social Spaces. 5, 3, p. 290-307 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Indistinktion.

Diken, B. & Laustsen, C. B. 2002 In: Distinktion - Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory. 4, p. 93-112 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Enjoy your fight! - fight club as a symptom of the network society.

Diken, B. & Laustsen, C. B. 10/2002 In: Cultural Values. 6, 4, p. 349-367 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2001

Postal Economies of the Orient

Diken, B. 12/2001 In: Millennium: Journal of International Studies. 30, 3, p. 761-784 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Mobility, justification, and the city

Albertsen, N. & Diken, B. 2001 In: Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. 14, 1, p. 13-24 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Justification, multiculturalism and post politics after 'nine eleven'

Diken, B. 2001 In: Third Text. 15, 57, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Aesthetics of displacement and (post)politics of immigration

Diken, B. 2001 In: NIFCAinfo. 4, 1, p. 12-14 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1998

Strangers, ambivalence and social theory

Diken, B. 1998 Aldershot: Ashgate. 352 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1995

Fra Østtyrkiet til Vestdanmark: fra landsbyliv til ghettotilværelse i det fascinerende og kedelige Ikast

Diken, B. 1995 Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag. 183 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  • Culture, Politics, Eschatology: A Symposium

    21/09/2012 → 22/09/2012
    The symposium's theme is the continuing cultural and political relevance of eschatology. In recent years, diverse contemporary commentators have attended to eschatology. The symposium takes its cue fr ... Read more»
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