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). Because the future perspective has grown to be a crucial element of people’s self-understanding (Rosenthal, 1993) and the integrity of society depends in part on the possibility to imagine a common future (Bauböck, 2017), the analysis of future imaginaries is a compelling tool for the investigation of societal questions.
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.
Image, imagination and memory make up the triptych that inexorably links the politics of memory with the politics of image…
To mark the centenary of his birth in 2015 his work has been newly promoted and has stimulated discussion about prevailing concepts in his intellectual repertoire such as broken memories
This paper studies the relationship between musicians’ collaborative circles and the generation of work opportunities in the music field.
In the question about the conditions of emergence of a social knowledge with a relational perspective, Georg Simmel takes a very central position. It was him who expressed the need for sociology to address those little threads that are constantly weaving the fabric of reciprocal interdependence that characterizes modern societies dominated by monetary exchange.