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Alexander Dobeson

post doctoral at Department of Sociology, Faculty

Email:
alexander.dobeson[AT-sign]soc.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 1506
Visiting address:
Engelska parken
Thunbergsv. 3H

Postal address:
Box 624
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Alexander Dobeson is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology and member of the Uppsala Lab of Economic Sociology. His research investigates the relation between markets, property rights, technology and culture in contemporary capitalism.

Alexander is currently a visiting researcher at the Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University (UK).

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Biography

Alexander Dobeson studied sociology, philosophy and political sciences at the University of Bamberg (Germany), the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), was a visiting exchange scholar at the University of Chicago (USA) and was awarded a PhD from Uppsala University in 2016. 

Fields of interest

  • Contemporary capitalism (in particular rural capitalism)
  • Economic sociology (marketisation, economisation, valuation)
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Social theory/theory of society
  • Qualitative methods
  • Comparative sociology

Publications: 

Dobeson, Alexander (forthcoming). Revaluing Coastal Fisheries : How Small Boats Navigate New Markets and Technology. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Dobeson A. (forthcoming) Das Fischerdorf im liberalen Kapitalismus: sozialräumliche Öffnungs- und Schließungsprozesse in der nordatlantischen Peripherie. In: Steinführer A, Laschewski L, Mölders T, et al. (eds) Renaissance der Lebens- und Sozialform Dorf? Sozialräumliche Öffnungs- und Schließungsprozesse in ländlichen Räumen der Gegenwart. Münster: LIT-Verlag.

Kohl, Sebastian, Alexander Dobeson, Barbara Brandl (2017). Varieties of Agrarian Capitalism. Towards a Comparative Analysis of Rural Economies, in: Economic Sociology: The European Electronic Newsletter.

Dobeson, Alexander (2017). 'Between Openness and Closure: Helmuth Plessner and the Boundaries of Social Life', in: Journal of Classical Sociology (online first)

Dobeson, Alexander (2016). 'Scopic valuations. How digital tracking technologies shape economic value', in: Economy and Society, vol. 45 (2-3), pp. 454-478.

Dobeson, Alexander (2016). Hooked on markets. Revaluing coastal fisheries in liberal rural capitalism. PhD dissertation. Uppsala: Uppsala University Press.

Dobeson, Alexander (2013): "Conference Report: Economic Sociology and New Theoretical Directions, Noors Slott, 12-15 September, 2013", in:    Accounts. American Sociological Association Newsletter, Vol. 13 (1), pp. 13-6. (http://www.asanet.org/sectionecon/newsletter.cfm)

Dobeson, Alexander T. (2012) Kreative Unsicherheit. Eine Studie über die konstitutive Bedeutung von Grenzziehungen und Grenzüberschreitungen auf ästhetischen Märkten am Beispiel der Werbebranche. Bamberg:  Bamberger Beiträge zur Soziologie (Band 9) ( http://opus4.kobv.de/opus4-bamberg/frontdoor/index/index/docId/1135)

Patrik Aspers & Alexander Dobeson (2011): 'Market making in history', in: Patrik Aspers, Markets. Cambridge: Polity Press, pp. 42-54.

Dobeson, Alexander T. (2010): 'Scandinavian Soziologie in Context: Interview with Patrik Aspers', in: Soziologiemagazin Vol. 3, pp. 56-8 (http://www.budrichjournals.de/index.php/Soz/article/view/10829).

Dobeson, Alexander T. (2009): 'Grundlagen der Wirtschaftssoziologie. Eine Rezension von Alexander Dobeson', in Soziologiemagazin Vol. 1, pp. 36-7.

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