January 13, 2017

Cities as systems of communication

. . . action is constituted in social systems by means of communication. Luhmann (1995:137)   Societies are systems of encounter – and more… so the presence […]
December 19, 2016

Cities as systems of encounter

  All organisations involve the co-ordination of interaction in flows of time-space relations ‘channelled’ through regularized contexts and locales. Giddens (1984:77)   The recognition that the […]
November 26, 2016

The Sociology of Space – by Martina Löw

  We finally have the English version of Raum-soziologie, by German urban sociologist Martina Löw. Bringing to mind Simmel’s well known expression, The Sociology of Space: Materiality, Social […]
November 19, 2016

Academic writing and the research problem

  Researchers usually face two key moments: the definition of the research problem and the process of academic writing itself. Let’s address these two issues. First let’s […]
October 12, 2016

How cities matter in social organisation?Social entropy and the city

  How do we put our actions together in a way to create a society? How can individual actions develop into something like a working, coherent […]