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Unredeemed Marxism: political commitment in Bourdieu and MacIntyre
In different ways, Alasdair MacIntyre and Pierre Bourdieu owe an intellectual and political debt to Marxism. They belong to the same generation of critical scholars formed by an engagement with Marxism in the course of ...
Reply to Bechhofer and McCrone
(SAGE Publications, 2007)
Thinking beyond the hybrid: “actually-existing” cities “after neoliberalism” in Boyle et al.
(Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography, 2009-09)
In their article, ‘The spatialities of actually existing neoliberalism in Glasgow, 1977 to present’, Mark Boyle, Christopher McWilliams and Gareth Rice (2008) usefully problematise our current understanding of neoliberal ...
'The Callous Credit Nexus': Ideology and compulsion in the crisis of Neoliberalism
(Universities of Surrey and Stirling, Sage Publications Ltd. and the British Sociological Association, 2009-08)
Many accounts of the rise and decline of neoliberalism forefront its ideological nature and capacity for hegemonic leadership. In contrast, I argue that outside of elite groups neoliberalism did not become hegemonic in ...
Devolution in a 'stateless nation': nation-building and social policy in Scotland
(Blackwell Publishing, 2012-04)
The implications of the 2011 Scottish election and the proposed referendum on Scottish independence for the future of social policy across the devolved UK are profound but far from certain. It is crucial to understand ...
Sociology and the pedagogy of common sense: dialogues with ‘non-traditional’ sociology students in a new Scottish university
(Intellect Ltd, 2007-04)
In this paper, I examine the problem of common-sense democracy, understood here as a habitus of equal participation in social and political dialogue, through the teaching of sociology to non-traditional students at a ...
Magical urbanism: Walter Benjamin and utopian realism in the film Ratcatcher
(Brill Academic Publishers, 2002)
Near and far: banal national identity and the press in Scotland
(SAGE Publications, 2001-05)
Too often study of communicative and cultural processes makes `gratuitous assumptions' about media and collective identities like national identity. This article is a critical engagement with Michael Billig's notion of ...