11 Feb
11. Feb. 2019 | 12:15 - 14:00

Lunch-Talk: Tomasz Warczok

American Hegemony and the European Response.

A Study of the Sociological Space of Citations in Europe.

The global space of sociology, seen as an emerging field of symbolic struggles, is a multidimensional structure, divided not only into the core, the periphery and the semi-periphery but also into lingual (e.g. French area) and continental units (USA-Canada, Europe etc.). While after the Second World War American sociology held unquestioned hegemony in the world space (including communist countries), over the following decades, with the development of European sociologies, American power was called into question. Nowadays, although the US sociological field is considered dominant, it faces European counter-powers with their own national and international institutions and symbolic exchanges.

In order to reveal transatlantic and, especially, intra-European relations, citations of American sociologists in European (French, German, British, and Polish) journals are analyzed. The results are juxtaposed with the citations of European sociologists – at national and European levels. Thanks to the application of a strictly relational method, a clear-cut map of European sociological similarities and dissimilarities - relations between national sociological fields in terms of citations - is shown.



Tomasz Warczok, PhD in sociology, is currently Assistant Professor at the Pedagogical University of Cracow and researcher at the Institute For Social Studies of the University of Warsaw. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (2016) and the L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris (2016, 2018). His research interests include cultural sociology, sociology of intellectuals, social theory and discourse analysis. Tomasz is currently a guest researcher at the Institut für Politische Wissenschaft und Soziologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.


11. Feb. 2019
12:15 - 14:00


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