David Garland - The Work of Theory

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Edinburgh Law School, the Centre for Law and Society and the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research are delighted to be hosting a seminar by Professor David Garland, widely considered one of the world’s leading sociologists of crime and punishment. Professor Garland is Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at New York University, and Professorial Fellow in Criminology at the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh.


Tuesday 7th May, 11am to 1pm, Teaching Room 07 in Old College

“The Work of Theory”

A two-hour workshop for postgraduate students (masters and doctoral). The session will discuss how theory is used in criminological research, using Professor Garland’s own experience as an example, and will open up the discussion with individual students to find out how they are theorizing their research.


This event is free and open to all but places are limited so registration is required.



Other events in the David Garland Programme are:


Wednesday 8th May, 2pm to 4pm 1.20 Dugald Stewart Building

“The Idea of a “Welfare State”: Towards a Genealogy”

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/david-garland-the-idea-of-a-welfare-state-towards-a-genealogy-tickets-59688983356

Thursday 9th May – “Mass Incarceration I”
Friday 10th May – “Mass Incarceration II”
Teaching Room 07 in Old College, 11am to 1pm

You can sign up for one or both of these sessions

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/david-garland-mass-incarceration-workshops-tickets-59689044539



Week 2

An Introduction to Social Theory for Law and Criminology students
What are the functions of law in modern society? How does law relate to power, to class, to money, and to morals? How did the great social theorists understand law and how can we use their ideas to understand the legal world today?


In these informal lectures, Professor David Garland will provide a lively and accessible introduction to the work of the major social theorists and discuss their relevance to thinking about law and legal institutions – including criminal law and penal institutions – today.

You can sign up for sessions individually or take all four as a short course


Monday 13th May, 11am to 1pm, Drummond Library, Old Surgeons Hall

“Intro to Social Theory: Durkheim”
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/david-garland-intro-to-social-theory-durkheim-tickets-59689104719


Tuesday 14th May 11am to 1pm, Teaching Room 07 in Old College

“Intro to Social Theory: Marx”
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/david-garland-intro-to-social-theory-marx-tickets-59689167908


Wednesday 15th May 11am to 1pm, Teaching Room 07 in Old College

“Intro to Social Theory: Weber”

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/david-garland-intro-to-social-theory-weber-tickets-59689201007


Thursday 16th May 11am to 1pm, Teaching Room 07 in Old College

“Intro to Social Theory: Foucault”
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/david-garland-intro-to-social-theory-foucault-tickets-59689236112

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