Monthly Archives: January 2014

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NEW POSITION from February 2014

From February 2014 I will be a post-doctorial researcher at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena’s Institute of Sociology. I will work with Prof. Hartmut Rosa (co-editor of Time&Society and known amongst others for his enagagement with Charles Taylor and his profound theory of social acceleration). Rosa is a a current and leading proponent of critical social theory informed by the Frankfurt School theory tradition, the institute in Jena is a new gathering point for critical theory in the German-speaking countries, so I am very happy and proud to work in Jena.

A very interesting volume that presents Jena’s critical sociology is the book “Soziologie – Kapitalismus – Kritik: Eine Debatte” (Sociology – Capitalism – Critique: A debate) published in German with Suhrkamp (http://www.suhrkamp.de/buecher/soziologie_-_kapitalismus_-_kritik-klaus_doerre_29523.html)

A good Interview (in German) with Hartmut Rosa can be found here: http://audio.radio-frei.de/podcast/2013%2011%2012%20Interview%20Hartmut%20Rosa%20entschleunigt%20-%20podcast.mp3

And a talk by Rosa about accelleration can be found (in English) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Vtx32gXO0c

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NEW PUBLICATION: “The commodification of privacy on the Internet” in Science & Public Policy 40(6)

The paper can be accessed under: http://spp.oxfordjournals.org/content/40/6/733.full.pdf+html

It is a short summary of my dissertation’s line of argumentation, complemented by public policy suggestions

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CfA “The Dynamics of Virtual Work”

The COST Action “Dynamics of Virtual Work” (led by Prof. Ursula Huws, University of Hertfordshire) will organise its first major conference (September 3-5, 2014 in Hatfield near London). The submission of abstracts for pressentation is possible due to January 15, 2014.

More information: http://dynamicsofvirtualwork.com/call-for-papers/