PAUL HIRST (1946 - 2003)
On 2nd October 2004, Birkbeck College will be holding a conference to mark the work of sociologist Paul Hirst who died last year. A Professor of Social Theory at the college and one of the founders of its School of Politics and Sociology, he is perhaps best known for his writing on globalisation: putting forward the provocative view that the phenomenon is neither as recent, nor as widespread, as is popularly believed.
Laurie Taylor discusses Paul Hirst's legacy with Samantha Ashenden, a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Birkbeck and Grahame Thompson, Professor of Political Economy at the Open University and co-author with Paul Hirst of Globalisation in Question.
POLITICS and SOCIOLOGY
Laurie Taylor talks to the man who could be described as "Gordon Brown's favourite sociologist" - Professor James W. Stockinger from the University of California at Berkeley - whose writing was cited by the Chancellor in his Labour Party conference speech this week.
2nd October 2004 - Birkbeck College conference to celebrate the work of Paul Hirst
Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Telephone: 020 7898 4915
Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Birkbeck and one of the organisers of the conference and chair of the "Space and Power" session
Professor of Political Economy at the Open University and chair of the conference session on "War, Globalisation and Imagining the Future"
Globalization in Question: The International Economy and the Possibilities of Governance
Paul Hirst, Grahame Thompson
Publisher: Polity Press
Professor James W. Stockinger
Visiting Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
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