Category Archives: Society

Society of the Rhizome

It is naïve to invoke a rhizomatic mode of organization as a means of contestation and as an alternative to global capitalism since it has become what they have in common rather than what holds them apart. The rhizome is … Continue reading

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Tribes, Institutions, Markets, Networks – A framework about Societal Evolution

What forms account for the organization of societies?  How have people organized their societies across the ages?  The answer may be reduced to four basic forms of organization: the kinship-based tribe, as denoted by the structure of extended families, clans, … Continue reading

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Three scenarios for the future – lessons from the sociology of knowledge

Read This review draws on social realist approaches in the sociology of knowledge and, in light of them, constructs three scenarios for the future of education in the next decades. The focus of the review is on one of the … Continue reading

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The Future of Work and implications for Education

Read This report considers how the nature of work and employment is likely to change over the next few decades, in the context of developments in technology and other key drivers of change. It summarises the main trends in employment … Continue reading

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Complex adaptive systems: an introduction to computational models of social life

Read This book provides the first clear, comprehensive, and accessible account of complex adaptive social systems, by two of the field’s leading authorities. Such systems–whether political parties, stock markets, or ant colonies–present some of the most intriguing theoretical and practical … Continue reading

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Living at the Border – between multiculturality, complexity and action research

Read The author looks into the phases of her personal experience in order to present the difficulties as well as the richness of ‘living at the border’ and of building bridges between different worlds. The prevailing Anglo-Saxon culture, above all … Continue reading

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Internet and Society – Social Theory in the Information Age

Read The  study on  Internet and  Society undertaken here  takes place within a  larger  framework that  has  during  the  last  years  been  labeled with  categories  like  Internet  research,  ICTs  and society, social  informatics,  informatics and society, new media research,  information … Continue reading

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Critical Social Theory – Culture, Society and Critique

This book concerns the development of critical theory in the twentieth century. There are a number of issues that need to be discussed to make clear what I mean by theory, and I will explore them in this chapter. The … Continue reading

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