The economic crisis and future imaginaries: How the economic crisis has affected people’s future imaginaries

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 abstraction of money: emancipation or alienation?

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.

The construction of virtual diasporic communities of Spaniards in Mexico.

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.

Digithum issue 24 July 2019. Call for Papers

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 MoneyArticles 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.

Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez and the broken memories of Spanish exiles in 1939 in Mexico: A seminal concept for the sociology of the past

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

The aesthetic foundation of the relational approach: Georg Simmel as a critical thinker

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.