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Sesión: 1 de Abril 2020. «Together: The rituals, pleasures and politics of cooperation»

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Día 1 de Abril. 15:00-16:30H

Sesión online abierta: Unirse a reunión de Microsoft Teams

Tema: Pensamiento social

Together: The rituals, pleasures and politics of cooperation. By R. Sennett (Yale University Press). 2012

Abstract:

Living with people who differ – racially, ethnically, religiously or economically – is one of the most urgent challenges facing civil society today. Together argues that co-operation needs more than good will: it is a craft that requires skill. In modern society traditional bonds are waning, and we must develop new forms of secular, civic ritual that make us more skilful in living with others. From Medieval guilds to today’s social networks, Richard Sennett’s visionary book explores the nature of co-operation, why it has become weak and how it can be strengthened.https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300188288/together

Nota: Para los que no hayan podido leer o tengan el libro en un espacio diferente a donde viven la situación de cuarentena hemos preparado este esquema de las ideas centrales para su discusión (enlace aquí).

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Sesión 12 Diciembre 2019: ‘Why Read Hannah Arendt Now?’

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Día de la sesión : JUEVES 12 DE DICIEMBRE. 14:00-17:00

Lugar: SALA 4M2E (Campus St. Cugat)

Tema: Pensamiento social

Why Read Hannah Arendt Now? By Bernstein, R. (J. John Wiley & Sons). 2018.

Abstract:

Recently there has been an extraordinary international revival of interest in Hannah Arendt. She was extremely perceptive about the dark tendencies in contemporary life that continue to plague us. She developed a concept of politics and public freedom that serves as a critical standard for judging what is wrong with politics today.

Richard J. Bernstein argues that Arendt should be read today because her penetrating insights help us to think about both the darkness of our times and the sources of illumination. He explores her thinking about statelessness and refugees; the right to have rights; her critique of Zionism; the meaning of the banality of evil; the complex relations between truth, lying, power, and violence; the tradition of the revolutionary spirit; and the urgent need for each of us to assume responsibility for our political lives.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40532216-why-read-hannah-arendt-now

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Sesión 30 Mayo 2019: ‘Homo Deus’

SESIÓN 3. TEMA: Impacto Social de la tecnología

DIA (Comida + debate). 30 de Mayo (14-17h)

AUTOR y LIBRO: Y.N. Harari. Homo deus (2017)

REVIEW: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/books/review-homo-deus-yuval-noah-harari.html

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Sesión 14 Febrero 2019: ‘The Great Regression’

SESIÓN 2. TEMA: Populismo y resistencia

DIA (Comida + debate). 14 Febrero (14-17h)

Aula: 4M1N

AUTOR y LIBRO: Heinrich Geiselberger (ed.). La Gran regresión (2017)

REVIEW: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2017/05/15/book-review-the-great-regression-edited-by-heinrich-geiselberger/

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«The triumph of emptiness» By Matts Alvesson (2013)

Those who have never dealt with works coming from the field of critical management studies here have a great opportunity to do so. The aim of Alvesson is no other than that of provoking a reflection (puncturing myths, as he says) on academic, media-related and taken-for-granted truths on fields so disperse as management theory, consumption&marketing, leadership studies or higher education at large.

Core ideas he wants to covey are the unstoppable display (and proliferation), in our mature Western economies, of zero-sum games (example: status-oriented consumption), grandiosity (selling image above substance) and illusion tricks (pseudo-events, pseudo-theories, pseudo-realities) in all the above mentioned fields.

The text (summarized here) works nicely for those (management) professors willing to discuss the societal, ethical and even politico-ideological implications of big segments of their areas of expertise.

To finish, a reminder on the next session of our Book Discussion club:

DIA (Comida + debate). 14 Febrero (14-17h). Sala: 4M1N (Campus Sant Cugat)
AUTOR y LIBRO: Heinrich Geiselberger (ed.). La Gran regresión (2017) / The Great regression (2017)

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