Hartmut Rosa

Hartmut Rosa

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Hartmut Rosa is Professor of Sociology and Social Theory at Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, Germany and Director of the Max-Weber-Kolleg at the University of Erfurt. He also is an Affiliated Professor at the Department of Sociology, New School for Social Research, New York.

In 1997, he received his PhD in Political Science from Humboldt-University in Berlin. After that, he held teaching positions at the universities of Mannheim, Jena, Augsburg and Essen and served as Vice-President and General Secretary for Research Committee 35 (COCTA) of ISA and as one of the directors of the Annual International Conference on Philosophy and the Social Sciences in Prague. In 2016, he was a visiting professor at the FMSH/EHESS in Paris. He is editor of the international journal Time and Society. His publications focus on Social Acceleration, Resonance and the Temporal Structures of Modernity as well as the Political Theory of Communitarianism.


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1) Social Acceleration. A New Theory of Modernity. Trans. By Jonathan Trejo-Mathys, New York: Columbia University Press. 2013
2) Alienation and Acceleration. Towards a Critical Theory of Late-Modern Temporality, Malmö/Arhus: NSU Press 2010.
3) High-Speed Society: Social Acceleration, Power and Modernity: Penn State University Press, 2008 (Ed. with William Scheuerman).
4) Four Levels of Self-Interpretation. A Paradigm for Social Philosophy and Political Criticism, in: Philosophy and Social Criticism, Jg. 30 (2004), Heft 5/6, S. 691-720.
5) Leading a Life. Five key elements in the hidden curriculum of our schools, in: Nordic Studies in Education, Vol. 40 (2/2013), S. 97-111.