SO427: Modern Social Thought

These are my notes for SO427 at the London School of Economics for the 2017-2018 school year. I'm taking this module as part of the one-year Inequalities and Social Science MSc program.

The usual disclaimer: all notes are my personal impressions and do not necessarily reflect the view of the lecturer. Feel free to email me (ilostwaldo, gmail) with any questions or corrections.

This the critical theory class to take at LSE, covering Adorno, Benjamin, Foucault, and Baudrillard. As of writing, I've only been to one seminar so far, but it's absolutely amazing and you gotta take if you have the chance (there's no auditing—you'll have to actually take it, and make sure to submit a good statement to maximise chances of getting in). It's definitely a lot of work, but it's a very autonomous and creative type of work, with great readings and a free-form essay on a topic of your choice—no group projects or anything similarly contrived.

  1. Introductory seminar (January 09)
  2. Adorno 1 (January 16)
  3. Adorno 2 (January 22)
  4. Benjamin 1 (January 29)