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)
- Bakhtin in the Fullness of Time: Bakhtinian Theory and the Process of Social Education
2020; Routledge; Craig Brandist | Michael E. Gardiner | E. Jayne White | Carl Mika
- "A Tale of Two ’68s: The “Politics of Boredom” in France and Italy"
2019; Cultural Politics; Michael E. Gardiner
- "An Autonomist Marcuse?"
2018; Rethinking Marxism; Michael E. Gardiner
- "Critique of Accelerationism"
2017; Theory, Culture & Society ; Michael E. Gardiner
- "Bakhtin, Boredom, and the 'Democratization of Skepticism'"
2016; The European Legacy; Michael E. Gardiner