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Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 15:03:28 +0100
Subject: Re: BHA: Re: Ontology and Technology Conference


Hi Steve,

Just to say, thanks for the offer of giving a paper, but the 
speakers were sorted out some time ago.  
 
Hope you can still come along though.

Clive



From:           	Steven P Wainwright 
<steven.wainwright-AT-kcl.ac.uk>
To:             	bhaskar-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu
Subject:        	BHA: Re: Ontology and Technology Conference
Date sent:      	Tue, 15 Jul 2003 13:09:00 +0100
Send reply to:  	bhaskar-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu

> Hi Clive,
> We met briefly at the CRW conference a few years ago, where I talked
> about Bourdieu. I'm now more of a Bourdieu than a Bhaskar fan, and I'm
> about to submit my PhD (A Bourdiusian ethnography of the balletic body
> - it looks at injury and ageing in Royal Ballet dancers!)  I'm
> interested in 'the body as social ontology', but not technology as
> such.  However, I wondered if something on Foucaults notion of
> 'technologies of the self' may count as a sociological contribution? 
> I think I could relate this to Bourdieus notion of habitus (dancers,
> for example, internalise the discipline of their vocation and so are
> invariably terribly harsh self critics) and so say something similar
> (but different!) to a paper of mine in Medical Humanities (see: 
> http://mh.bmjjournals.com/  Indeed, I'm Editor's choice, see
> "Reflections on the embodiment of vulnerability") that talks about
> boxing, ballet and working class experience.  If this isn't at all
> suitable then that's fine, but I'd be delighted to give a paper at the
> conference along these sort of lines. Best wishes Steve
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Clive Lawson" <Clive.Lawson-AT-econ.cam.ac.uk>
> To: <bhaskar-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 12:37 PM
> Subject: BHA: Ontology and Technology Conference
> 
> 
> > Dear all,
> >
> > Sorry to use the list for advertising, but I thought you might be
> > interested in this - and it would be great if some of you could
> > come.
> >
> > In Cambridge (UK) we have recently established a 'social ontology
> > group', which incorporates the 'realist workshop'  as one of its
> > activities but also is planning a series of events (conferences,
> > summer schools etc).
> >
> > The first of these events is the forthcoming Cambridge Conference on
> > Ontology and Technolgy. Speakers include Roy Bhaskar, Steve Woolgar
> > and Brian Pinkstone. It's very much a cross disciplinary event
> > (mostly focusing on Anthopology, Economics, Philosophy and
> > Sociology). It will be held in early September (8th-10th) and is
> > highly subsidised (conference fee, including all food,  is only 40).
> > But we want  to keep numbers relatively small so have to restict
> > numbers. Preference will be given to applications received by the
> > end of July. Full details on this conference (including more
> > information on speakers and  how to apply) on other planned events
> > and on on how to join our network (and receieve papers and mailings
> > etc.,) can be found at the following  web site:
> >
> > http://www.csog.group.cam.ac.uk/index.htm
> >
> > All the best
> >
> > Clive Lawson
> >
> >
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> 
> 
> 
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