Theory to the People

Here are some of the resources I’ve developed for theory teaching.

I’ve been teaching theory since my first full-time academic position, bac in 2009. At Durham, I currently (2021/2) teach two undergraduate theory modules (Modern and Contemporary Sociological Theory and Social Theory and Politics of Knowledge) and one postgraduate theory module (Public Sociology: Theory and Practice), but theory is at the core of what I do. Some of the resources I share here have been developed for these modules, others not. Feel free to use them but make sure you cite/credit properly, and, even better, let me know. Make sure you read the disclaimers first.

On reparative reading and critique in/of anthropology: postdisciplinary perspectives on discipline-hopping

*This is a more-or-less unedited text of the plenary (keynote) address to the international conference ‘Anthropology of the future/The Future of Anthropology‘, hosted by the Institute of Ethnography of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, in Viminacium, 8-9 September 2022. If citing, please refer to as Bacevic, J. [Title]. Keynote address, [Conference]. Hi all. […]

Sally’s boys, Daddy’s girls

I’ve finished reading Sally Rooney’s most recent novel, Beautiful World, Where are you? It turned out to be much better than I expected – as an early adopter of Conversations with Friends (‘read it – and loved it – before  it was cool’), but have subsequently found Normal People quite flat – by which I […]

When it ends

In the summer of 2018, I came back to Cambridge from one of my travels to a yellowed, dusty patch of land. The grass – the only thing that grew in the too shady back garden of the house me and my partner were renting – had not only wilted; it had literally burnt to […]

They’ll come for you next

I saw ‘A Night of Knowing Nothing’ tonight, probably the best film I’ve seen this year (alongside The Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, but they’re completely different genres – I could say ‘A Night of Knowing Nothing is the best political film I saw this year, but that would take us down the annoying path […]

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