Zeitgeist: A Theory of Global Social Change

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University of Tampere, Pinni B, lecture hall B1096, (address: Kanslerinrinne 1, 1st fl.)

University of Tampere
Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) in cooperation with
New Social Research Programme (NSR)

Speakers Series 2018-2019, Autumn

Open lecture by Professor Pertti Alasuutari, TasTi, IASR
Zeitgeist: A Theory of Global Social Change


How does social change take place? When similar things happen in different parts of the world, people talk about Zeitgeist, but how does it actually work; how is it that actors involved have ended up creating isomorphism in people’s practices throughout the world? In the lecture I introduce a theory of global social change identifying areas in which global standards have evolved and whereby new trends emerge every now and then. That has happened, I suggest, in four domains: politics, economy, technology and aesthetics. In this instance aesthetics is understood in its broad meaning: it denotes the sensuality or emotionality of human beings. To illustrate the theory of global change, in the talk I discuss one example from each of the four domains.

What is the Speakers Series of the University of Tampere?
– The Speakers Series is a series of Studia Generalia Lectures in the Study of Society organized weekly by the University of Tampere Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) in cooperation with the New Social Research Programme (NSR). The lectures are given by the Research Fellows as well as the distinguished guests of the IASR and the NSR. For the programme, please check the IASR website www.uta.fi/iasr/lectures/.

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