Soon, Cities of Power: The Urban, the National, the Popular, and the Global by Göran Therborn will be on the market. In between Science, Class and Society (1976) and The Killing Fields of Inequality (2013, Swedish translation: Ojämlikhet dödar, 2016) Göran has consistently challenged received wisdom in politics and the social sciences. His Between Sex and Power (2004) is the current global map of family relations and gender equality. With the 1968 article "From Petrograd to Saigon" he laid the foundation for his worldwide reputation as an innovative public intellectual. His critique of the Frankfurt School had repercussions around Europe. Today his work is spread across six continents, Latin America in particular, and has been translated into more than twenty languages.
This book is a critical appraisal of the themes Göran Therborn has pursued up till now, and is introduced by Robin Blackburn, for almost twenty years his editor at New Left Review.
"Göran's continual alertness to different paths to or through modernity, and to varieties of capitalism, will very soon be tested in a dramatic way."
- Ian Gough, London School of Economics
"This is a very important project and Göran richly deserves it."
- Michael Burawoy, UC Berkeley
Robin Blackburn, Göran Therborn and the Old Mole
Sven Hort & Gunnar Olofsson, A Portrait of the Sociologist as a Young Rebel
SECTION I. Class, Politics and Revolutions
Anders Stephanson, On Geopolitics in Therbornism, Early and Late
Risto Alapuro, Finnish Demonstrations as Confrontations
Per H. Jensen, Origins of Danish Flexicurity
Robin Blackburn, From Miliband to Corbyn
Aliaksei Lastouski, Nikolay Zakharov & Sven Hort, Belarus - Another "Iceberg Society"?
Elisabeth Özdalga, Islam-Oriented Trajectories and Turkey's Fluctuating Encounters with European Modernity
Åsa Cristina Laurell, Structural Adjustment, Social Exclusion and Violence
Lena Lavinas, The Untold Battlefields Against Inequality in Latin America
Chang Kyung-sup, Post-Socialist Class Politics with Chinese Characteristics
SECTION II. Sex, Gender and Power
Anita Göransson & Karin Widerberg, Göran between Sex and Power
Eric Hobsbawm, Retreat of the Male
Perry Anderson, Atlas of the Family
SECTION III. Global Modernities
Immanuel Wallerstein, Empire: Dangerous Slippage of a Concept
Habibul Haque Khondker, Entangled Globality
Gabriella Elgenius, The Principles and Products of the Identity Market
Zhanna Kravchenko, Lisa Kings & Sven Hort, Power Ideology and Transformations of Space
Bo Rothstein, Manufacturing Social Solidarity
Erik Olin Wright, The Capitalist State and the Possibility of Socialism
Samtidigt med denna engelska vänbok till Göran Therborn publiceras en svensk pendang i form av en "festskriftsavdelning" i Arkiv. Tidskrift för samhällsanalys nr 6. Numret finns fritt tillgängligt, gratis att läsa och ladda ned, på www.tidskriftenarkiv.se. Det kan också beställas som tryckt utgåva i de vanliga bokhandelskanalerna och direkt från förlaget.