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Postgraduate Seminar: Great Thinkers and Our Thinking

Friday, 15 May 2015, 10:00 - 17:00

The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
Christodoulou Central Meeting Room 15

The workshop aims to show how the work of the selected thinkers has provided researchers with material to think with, to think against and sometimes to think beyond.

Organiser: Elizabeth Silva

This seminar addresses a selection of ‘great thinkers’ who have informed the work developed by some academics in the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University. The discussion aims to show how the work of the selected thinkers provided researchers with material to think with, to think against and sometimes to think beyond. These engagements are focused at theoretical and/or empirical levels. The discussion of each thinker, or set of thinkers, will centre on the presentation of central ideas, the situating of these ideas in the disciplinary field (or fields) and in the work developed by the presenter/researcher. The aim is to share with colleagues and postgraduate students the specific relevance of the thinker’s work, and the process of learning that the engagement with a particular body of work entails.

Programme

Roy Bhaskar - Jason Toynbee (Dept of Sociology)

Erving Goffman - Jacqueline Baxter (Dept of Social Policy/Criminology)

Pierre Bourdieu - Elizabeth Silva (Dept of Sociology)

Simone de Beauvoir - Meg Barker ((Dept of Psychology)

Cynthia Enloe - Jef Huysmans (Dept of Politics/International Studies)

Karen Barad - George Revill (Department of Geography)

Bruno Latour - Nick Bingham (Department of Geography)

Students' sections with selection of thinkers relevant for their research

Registration: 

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