New book meets critics

Random conversations on sociological ideas in newly published works


Call for proposals

The “New book meets critics” conversations are intended to pick up on sociological ideas advanced in newly published books and integrate them in a wider sociological theoretical and analytical context. We are interested to discuss in an informal yet theoretically informed manner new concepts, original metaphors, updated or freshly articulated taxonomies, as well as hot of the press analytical frameworks and treatments. Authors and critics interested to initiate such conversations should send their proposal to Adriana Mica (a.mica[at] For the time being, the events will take place hybrid or fully virtual. Working languages: English and Polish.


Debata o idei obywatelskości w procesie cywilizowania / Conversation regarding the idea of citizenship in the civilizing proces // Arkadiusz Peisert: Społeczeństwo obywateli? Obywatelskość w procesie cywilizowania (2018, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego) – 26 November 2020 (Thursday), 10:00-11:00, ZOOM


The conversations are dedicated to the memory of our colleague Arkadiusz Peisert (1978-2019). Arek was a sociologist who wrote on the relationship between processes of civilization, civic communities, and alienation, arduously researching Polish housing cooperatives. He was also a founding member of the Unintended Consequences Workshops, having been engaged with its first series of meetings in Gdańsk as well as publications.



Organizers: Research Center on Action and Consequences at University of Warsaw, and Institute of Sociology at University of Gdańsk