ICES reading group "The society of singularities"

This semester we will read:

Andreas Reckwitz (2020), "The society of singularities", Polity Press

In this major new book, Andreas Reckwitz examines the causes, structures and consequences of the society of singularities in which we now live. The transformation from industrial to cultural capitalism, the rise of digital technologies and their ‘culture machine’ and the emergence of an educated, urban new middle class form a powerful engine for the singularization of the social. This prize-winning book offers a new perspective on how modern societies have changed in recent decades and it will be of great value to anyone interested in the forces that are shaping our world today.

The book was selected on the basis of a book survey.

The reading group continues to take place online via Webex. Also non-EUF members are more than welcome to join!

It will take place on

Wednesdays from 17.15 - 18.45

Tentative dates: 22.09., 06.10., 03.11., 17.11., 01.12. The senate dates and autumn break are taken into account here.

The book will be made available as reading group related course reserve at ZHB. An E-book is unfortunately not available. If you would like to have a personal copy, you’d have to order it yourself (45$ with Wiley). At a low price available (4.50 plus postage) is the German version of the book from the "Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung".

If you are interested in joining the reading group, please send an Email to

Meeting number: 188 053 1674
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