Randall Collins “Violent Attention Space"
APR 04, 2014 | 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
6112: Sociology Student Lounge
April 04, 2014: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Randall Collins, Penn: “Violent Attention Space: A Theory of the Situational Dynamics of Violence”
Randall Collins is Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology at University of Pennsylvania, and former President of the American Sociological Association. Among his publications are Violence: a Micro-Sociological Theory (Princeton Univ. Press, 2008); Interaction Ritual Chains (Princeton Univ. Press, 2004); and The Sociology of Philosophies: a Global Theory of Intellectual Change (Harvard Univ. Press, 1998); and, most recently, Does Capitalism Have a Future? (with Immanuel Wallerstein et al., Oxford Univ. Press, 2013). Collins’ current research is on the sociology of violence, on high-tech warfare, and on the micro-sociology of charisma.