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Michael Burawoy

Public Sociology

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Universities

"The Neoliberal University: Ascendancy of the Spiralists." (Critical Sociology, 2016)

"Interdisciplinarity -- The Promise and the Perils." (2012)

"The Public University -- Battleground for Real Utopias." (2012)

"The Great American University." Contemporary Sociology (2012)

"Redefining the Public University" in John Holmwood (ed.), A Manifesto for the Public University (Bloomsbury, 2011)

"Universities in Crisis: Ireland." (Irish Times, February 1, 2011)

 

Global Sociology

"Social Movements in the Neoliberal Age," in Marcel Paret, Carin Runciman and Luke Sinwell (eds.), Southern Resistance in Critical Perspective (Routledge, 2017)

"Sociology - Going Public, Going Global." [Introduction to Public Sociology against Market Fundamentalism and Global Inequality. Beltz Juventa published in German, 2015]

Facing an Unequal World (Current Sociology, 2015) [Russian] [Portuguese][Arabic]

Global Dialogue: An ISA President's Reflections (Footnotes, 2015

Times of Turmoil (Unpublished Paper, 2013)

Debate on International Sociology (Contemporary Sociology, July, 2011)
Piotr Sztompka: “Another Sociological Utopia”
Michael Burawoy: “The Last Positivist”

"On Uncompromising Pessimism: Response to My Critics." (Global Labor Journal, 2011)

"From Polanyi to Pollyanna: The False Optimism of Global Labor Studies." (Global Labour Journal 2010)

"Facing an Unequal World" (Introduction to Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for a Global Sociology, edited by Michael Burawoy, Mau-kuei Chang, and Michelle Fei-yu Hsieh (ISA, 2010)

"Challenges for a Global Sociology" (Contexts, Fall, 2009) (Film)

"Forging Global Sociology from Below" in Sujata Patel (ed.),  International Handbook on Diverse Sociological Traditions (Sage Publications, 2009) [Portuguese]

 

Methodology

"Action Research in the Field of Human Rights." in Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito (ed.), Human Rights in Minefields (De Justicia, Bogota, Colombia, 2015)

"The Colour of Class Revisited: Four Decades of Postcolonialism in Zambia." (Journal of Southern African Studies, 2014)

"Ethnographic Fallacies: Reflections on labour studies in the era of market fundamentalism." (Work, employment and society, 2013)

"Manufacturing Consent Revisited" (la Nouvelle Revue du Travail, 2012) [Spanish]

"Working in the Tracks of State Socialism." (Capital and Class, 2009)

"Revisits: An Outline of a Theory of Reflexive Ethnography." (American Sociological Review2003) [French with an Introduction by Daniel Cefaï]

"The Extended Case Method." (Theoretical Sociology, 1998) [French]

Two Methods in Search of Science: Skocpol vs Trotsky" (Theory and Society, 1989)

 

The Russian Transition to Capitalism

"Buried in the Rubble of Communism." (Focaal, 2010)

"Transition without Transformation: Russia's Descent into Capitalism" (2001)

"Neoclassical Sociology: From the End of Communism to the End of Classes" (2001)

"Involution and Destitution in Capitalist Russia" (With Pavel Krotov and Tatyana Lytkina) (2000)

"A Sociology for the Second Great Transformation" (2000)

"The Great Involution: Russia's Response to the Market" (1999)

"State and Economic Involution: Russia through a Chinese Lens" (1996)

"The Economic Basis of Russia's Political Crisis" (With Pavel Krotov) (1993)

"Between Perestroika and Privatization." (With Kathryn Hendley) (1992)

"The Soviet transition from Socialism to Capitalism." (With Pavel Krotov) (1992)


Marxism

"Marxism after Polanyi" (2014)

"Marxism After Communism" (CriticAtac, 2012)

"The Roots of Domination: Beyond Bourdieu and Gramsci." (Sociology 2012)

"La domination est-elle si profonde? Au-delà de Bourdieu et de Gramsci." (Actuel Marx 2011: French]]

"Third Great Transformtion: Riding Polanyi into the Future." (Eszmelet, 2011: Hungarian)

"The Importance of Real Utopias: Response to Russell Jacoby." (Dissent, 2011)

"For a Sociological Marxism: The Complementary Convergence of Antonio Gramsci and Karl Polanyi." (2003) [Farsi]

"Sociological Marxism" (With Erik Olin Wright) (2002) [Russian version]

Marxism after Communism (2000)

Marxism as Science (1990)  [Spanish version]

"Marxism is Dead: Long Live Marxism!" (1990)

"Mythological Individualism: The Metaphysical Foundation of Analytical Marxism." (1995)

"Marxism Without Micro-Foundations: Przeworski's Critique of Social Democracy." (1989)

Adam Przeworski: "Class, Production and Politics: A Reply to Burawoy." (1989)

"Marxism, Philosophy and Science." (1989)

"The Limits of Wright's Analytical Marxism and an Alternative."(1987)

E.O. Wright: "Reply to Burawoy's Comments on "Reflections on Classes." (1987)

"The Written and the Repressed in Gouldner's Industrial Sociology." (1982)

"The Resurgence of Marxism in American Sociology." (1982)

Southern Africa

"Southern Windmill: The life and Work of Edward Webster." (Transformation, 2010)

"From Earth to Heaven: South African Sociology in the International Context." (South African Review of Sociology, 2009)

"From Liberation to Reconstruction: Theory and Practice in the Life of Harold Wolpe." (Review of African Political Economy, 2004. Abbreviated version of the Wolpe Memorial Lecture, South Africa, 2004).

"From Liberation to Reconstruction: Theory and Practice in the Life of Harold Wolpe." (Chapter 1, in Amanda Alexander (editor), Articulations: Harold Wolpe Memorial Lecture CollectionReview of African Political Economy, 2006. Original version of the Wolpe Memorial Lecture, South Africa, 2004.)

"The Capitalist State in South Africa: Marxist and Sociological Perspectives on Race and Class." (1981)

"The Functions and Reproduction of Migrant Labor: Comparative Material from Southerrn Africa and United States." (1976) [French]

"Consciousness and Contrradiction: A Study of Student Protest in Zambia." (1976)

"Race, Class and Colonialism." (1974)

"Another Look at the Mineworker." (1972)