Schedule

November 27, 2017
  • Politics Culture & Society. Javier Rodriguez "Support for Redistribution in the US Since the 1980s"

    November 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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December 4, 2017
  • Politics Culture & Society. John Eason. See Sociology Announcement

    December 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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December 11, 2017
  • Politics Culture & Society.

    December 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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January 22, 2018
  • No PCS brownbag. Classes begin tomorrow.

    January 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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January 29, 2018
  • PCS brownbag

    January 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    8108 Sewell Social Sciences

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February 5, 2018
  • PCS brownbag

    February 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    8108 Sewell Social Sciences

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February 12, 2018
  • PCS brownbag

    February 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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February 19, 2018
  • PCS brownbag

    February 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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February 26, 2018
  • PCS brownbag

    February 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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March 5, 2018
  • PCS brownbag

    March 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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March 12, 2018
  • PCS brownbag

    March 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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March 19, 2018
  • PCS brownbag

    March 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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March 26, 2018
  • PCS brownbag. Spring break, no meeting

    March 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    8108 Sewell Social Sciences

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April 2, 2018
  • PCS brownbag: Alexandros Kioupkiolis, “Movements post-hegemony: how contemporary collective action transforms hegemonic politics.”

    April 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    8108 Sewell Social Sciences

    Alexandros Kioupkiolis, “Movements post-hegemony: how contemporary collective action transforms hegemonic politics.”

    The paper will come to grips with those critiques of hegemony which bear specifically on social movements and a nascent radical-democratic culture. ‘Post-hegemonic’ accounts hold that collective democratic agency today is horizontal, i.e. non-hierarchical, networked and plural, and it undertakes prefigurative politics which enact here and now the values of a radical democracy to come. These figures of political action are said to have superseded older, hierarchical forms of agency in political parties, governments and movements. Critical responses to the ‘post-hegemonic’ thesis object that contemporary democratic resistances do not attain, in effect, a full rupture with hegemony or they should not attain it, lest they condemn themselves to insularity and inefficiency (Prentoulis & Thomassen, 2012, pp. 1-19; Stavrakakis, 2014).

    The following argument seeks to recast the post-hegemonic thesis, arguing that a movement beyond hegemonic politics drives, indeed, collective action and movement culture(s) over the last two decades (and much earlier, in effect). No doubt, constitutive elements of hegemonic politics, such as representation, concentration of power and unification, are endemic to various instances of anti-hierarchical self-organization. But these gesture effectively beyond hegemony insofar as they transfigure its political logics in distinct ways, opening up representation, leadership and unity to pluralization and non-hierarchical interaction. A ‘bias’ in favour of horizontality marks them off from most modern types of collective organization in parties, trade unions and state institutions.

    The paper will offer, first, an illuminating, up-to-date map of the different positions in the debate over post-hegemony. It will seek to demonstrate, then, that diverse figures of contemporary activism are indeed post-hegemonic not as this has been understood in most post-hegemonic accounts till now, but in the sense of the ‘post-’ which implies an impure, ongoing development: a time and a space in-between. The second half of the paper is devoted, thus, to recasting and reformulating the conception of post-hegemony, tracing it out in the values, the practices and the logics which inform recent democratic movements, as these craft new modes of unification, leadership and representation beyond the hegemonic mould.

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April 9, 2018
  • PCS brownbag

    April 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    8108 Sewell Social Sciences

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April 16, 2018
  • PCS brownbag

    April 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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April 23, 2018
  • PCS brownbag

    April 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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April 30, 2018
  • PCS brownbag

    April 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    8108 Sewell Social Sciences

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May 7, 2018
  • PCS brownbag. Finals week. No PCS

    May 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    8108 Sewell Social Sciences

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