The paper, explores if and how the economic crisis has affected people’s understanding of their future selves and their imagination of the future of society in Germany (Cologne) and Spain (Barcelona)…
The chief goal of this article is to explain the abstraction process money has undergone since its earliest formal manifestations from Archaic Greece down to Modernity. To do this, reference is made not only to both theoretical arguments and social practices, but also to technical aspects. Additionally, and as a continuance of the ideas arising from the recently-described study, some issues are raised with regard to digital currencies, particularly bitcoin, which, even though it has been promoted as being anti-capitalist since its very beginnings, may, in practice, end up being capitalism’s most sophisticated tool.
From a sociological perspective, how important is it to consider internal processes? My paper, discusses how emotional reflexivity processes are relevant for individuals in processes of migration.
In this article I worked with the concept of diaspora to explore how migrants use social media to create online communities that, over the years, could become similar to diasporic communities. I am mainly studying the case of Spaniards who have moved to Mexico.
Subject: The Politics of Social Suffering
Submission deadline: 1 October 2018
To be published in: Issue 23 (January 2019)
In recent decades, social suffering has come to be one of the key topics in sociological and political debate…
Scholars are invited to submit manuscripts for possible inclusion in Digithum, issue 24. Money in the 21st Century: Digital Exchange, Extra-State Currencies, and the Relational Character of Money. Articles should focus on the social consequences of new forms of exchange, especially in digital contexts in which the boundaries of states tend to become ill-defined and porous.