Soziologie-Kongress Köln, 26.-29. September 2000


Informationen und Hintergründe

 Ad-hoc-Gruppe

Zur Aktualität von C. Wright Mills

 Donnerstag, 28.9., 14:30-18:30
 Ort: H 141, IBW-Gebäude, Herbert-Lewin-Str. 2

 
  Prof.Dr.H.J.Krysmanski / Prof.Heinz Hartmann,Ph.D.

For the benefit of our American friends comments below will be in English.

When we had to choose whether to pursue the methodological implications of Mills' most enduring work, The Sociological Imagination, or whether to take up the challenges of his most controversial book, The Power Elite, we decided on the latter. This was due to the fact that the German political and economic elites are in the throngs of a scandal-ridden restructuring process crying for explanations along the lines of Mills. It also had something to do with the shadow of Franz Neumann's analysis of German fascism looming behind The Power Elite. But mainly we wanted to address the situation that German mainstream sociology, for obviously opportunistic reasons, has shied away from providing a complete picture of our society and the world.

Links (unsortiert, Anregungen bitte hier)

Bücher von Mills / Alan Wolfe: The Power Elite Now / Book reports: White Collar / The Sociological Imagination / aus Münsteraner Seminaren: Materialien zu The Power Elite / Eliten im Globalisierungsprozess

Robert B. Reich: The Care and Feeding of the Rich / J. Bradford DeLong: Robber Barons / Clawson, Neustadtl, Weller: Dollars and Votes: How Business Campaign Contributions Subvert Democracy

Empire&Communications: Techniken der Macht / Libertarians vs. The Powers That Be / Jeremy Rifkin: The Age of Access: The New Culture of Hypercapitalism Where All of Life is a Paid-For Experience

White Collar Rebellion: http://www.cluetrain.com / Tony Gosling's Ultimate Conspiracy Site: www.bilderberg.org / The Franz Neumann Project - Beyond Behemoth

Achim Medosch: Die Bilderberg-Konferenzen (Telepolis)


H.J. Krysmanski (Münster)
Einführung: Machteliten und Globalisierung
"Is it any wonder that the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum has become, to some, a sign that there is a global economic conspiracy perpetrated by white men in dark suits who run the world's multinational corporations?"
The Economist, Jan 29 2000

Wie Walter Russell Mead Sibirien kaufen wollte / Indifferenz und Desintegration / Global Ethic Airlines / Eat the Rich / Raunen über Globalisierung... / Cyber-Genossenschaften... /
Karl Marx: Das Kapital

Hermann Schwengel:...weder Davos Man noch Seattle People


Todd Gitlin (New York)
The Sociological and Political Relevancy of C. Wright Mills Today
Mit Diskussionsbeiträgen von Andreas Hess (Bangor), Sebastian Herkommer (Berlin). Moderation: Heinz Hartmann (Münster)

Todd Gitlin is professor of culture, journalism, and sociology at New York University; during the Sixties he was a national leader of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS); he has written the afterword for the 40th anniversary edition of The Sociological Imagination. Andreas Hess is author of a book on C. Wright Mills' political sociology. Sebastian Herkommer is a leading proponent of class theory; presently he is interested in the Bobos (bourgeois bohemians).

A conversation with Todd Gitlin / Todd Gitlin: C. Wright Mills, Free Radical / Books by Todd Gitlin / Andreas Hess: Legendenbildung um C. Wright Mills / David Halberstam: The Best and the Brightest etc. / Domhoff 'Who Rules America Today?' u. Neustadtl 'Power Elite Research in the United States' via: The Primis Sociology Data Base / Bobos in Paradise von David Brooks: Reviews von J.Bradford DeLong u. Christopher Caldwell / Sebastian Herkommer: From 'The Power Elite' to the New Upper Class of 'Bourgeois Bohemians' + deutsche Version

Research Methods for Elite Studies / The Method of Hostile Observation (coming soon)


Dieter Plehwe, Jürgen Nordmann,
Bernhard Walpen (Berlin)
Neo-liberale Intellektuellen-
und Think-Tank-Netzwerke in der gegenwärtigen hegemonialen Konstellation
This will be the presentation of first results from a far-flung European research project on neo-liberal networks and think-tanks, notably on the Mont Pelerin Society.
z.B. The Mont Pelerin Society / The Evian Group / The Council on Foreign Relations / The World Economic Forum / The Global Business Network


PODIUMSDISKUSSION
'Die herrschende Schicht ist diejenige, deren Soziologie niemand zu schreiben wagt'
Einleitung:
Hermann L. Gremliza (konkret, Hamburg)
'Meine Freunde, die Milliardäre oder: Die Wirklichkeit ist ziemlich vulgärmarxistisch'
U. a. mit: Tomke Böhnisch (Frankfurt), Todd Gitlin (New York), Heinz Hartmann (Münster), Andreas Hess (Bangor), Hermann Korte (Hamburg), Claus Noé (Berlin). Moderation: H.J. Krysmanski (Münster)

Two non-sociologists will try to politicize the debate on why sociology is shying away from analyzing the 'upper' or 'ruling' classes: Hermann L. Gremliza is one of the leading German 'free radicals', publisher of a widely read leftist magazine and 'intimate' with many of the High and Mighty; Claus Noé was under secretary of finance in the German federal government until Oskar Lafontaine left, he is a political scientist and journalist. Tomke Böhnisch has written a book on the women of the German elite. Hermann Korte is an urban sociologist and an expert on Norbert Elias. Heinz Hartmann, co-chairman of the session, is professor emeritus with wide experience in American sociology and in empirical research concerning the managerial class.

Ortwin Runde über "Eliten in Deutschland" anlässlich einer Tagung des Hamburger Instituts für Sozialforschung

Potsdamer Elitestudie

Bücher von H. Gremliza / Claus Noé: Globalisierung: Der Staat darf nicht abdanken
/ Tomke Boehnisch: Gattinen der Elite und anderes

Bericht über eine Konferenz: Das Ende des globalen Kapitalismus / Michael Yates: Us Versus Them: Laboring in the Academic Factory

Rilling: The Upper Side of the Web / tvspielfilm.de: Reichtum 2000 / Spiegel Online: Stifter, Spender, Steuersparer / EPS: Reichtum in Europa

Elitenbegriffe der DGS-Sektion Politische Soziologie

 

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