Michael E. Gardiner, Professor
D.Phil, Sociology, University of York, UK
Michael Gardiner is a sociologist who teaches and researches social theory. He focuses on theories of affect (especially boredom), the everyday, utopia, and dialogical social theory (the work of Mikhail Bakhtin in particular).
Areas of Specialization
- Sociological theory;
- Theories of affect (especially boredom);
- Sociology of the everyday;
- Dialogical social theory (the work of Mikhail Bakhtin in particular)
- Brandist, Craig, Michael E. Gardiner, E. Jayne White, and Carl Mika. 2020. Bakhtin in the Fullness of Time: Bakhtinian Theory and the Process of Social Education. London, UK: Routledge.
- Gardiner, Michael E.. 2019. "A Tale of Two ’68s: The “Politics of Boredom” in France and Italy." Cultural Politics 15(3): 289-302.
- Gardiner, Michael E.. 2018. "An Autonomist Marcuse?." Rethinking Marxism 30(2): 232-25.
- Gardiner, Michael E.. 2017. "Critique of Accelerationism." Theory, Culture & Society 34(1): 29-52.
- Gardiner, Michael E.. 2016. "Bakhtin, Boredom, and the 'Democratization of Skepticism'." The European Legacy 22(2): 163-184.