Anti-globalization, global protest and anti-capitalism
The first edition of The Sociology of Globalization (2010) discussed anti-globalization movements since the 1980s. These are against capitalist or neoliberal globalization and for alternatives of human and labour rights, social justice, global equality, and democratic control. They’re anti-war, ecological and concerned about human health. … Read More
The Social Semiotics of Trump
So Trump won the US Presidential election, against most predictions. Why? And what forms of analysis could have done better?
Social semiotics for a complex world was designed to provide that better analysis for circumstances like this. It was written before Trump’s giddy rise, fall … Read More
What makes us live or die the way we do or often survive to such an old age today? Is it biology/genetics or society/culture which decide our life pathways? Alternatively, are our lives a result of the complicated and often unclear interactions between biology and the environment? Are we therefore … Read More
Suppose social reality to be mediated – what? What follows from that? With apologies to Nietschze (we are adapting here the start of his book Beyond Good and Evil ), this is the question we set out to answer in our new book The Mediated Construction of Reality which is … Read More
It was in the Autumn of 2010 that I noticed that the word ‘share’ was all over the internet. Two or three things were immediately obvious: first, the word ‘sharing’ has very positive connotations and hints at intimate, authentic interpersonal relations; second, it has fairly deep roots in the world … Read More