Filipe Carreira da Silva

Introducing

A sociologist by training, his main areas of interest are social and political theory, citizenship studies and intellectual history. In this website you will find information on his books and articles, collaborative research projects, teaching and much more. If you want to know more about his ideas, just click on one of the themes on the left. Filipe Carreira da Silva,  senior research fellow of Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, has a joint appointment with Selwyn College, Cambridge.

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BOOKS :

  • Political Culture   (Polity, 2018)
  • The Politics of the Book   (Penn State University Press, 2017)

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BOOKS :

  • Sociology in Portugal. A Short History   (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
  • Teoria Social Contemporanea   (Lisboa: Mundos Sociais, 2014)
  • Os Portugueses e o Estado-Providência   (Lisboa: ICS, 2013)

SPECIAL ISSUES:

  • Special Section: “Insights from the Brain”. Edited with M.B. Vieira. Articles by Michael Corballis, Daniel Lord Smail, Mark Turin, Hélène Landemore & Hugo Mercier. Análise Social, Volume XLVIII (4.º), 2012 (n.º 205). Conference poster available in here
  • Symposia “Pragmatism and the Social Sciences: A Century of Influences and Interactions, Vol. 2". Edited with Roberto Frega. European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy. 2012 4(1).  Complete issue available in here.

ARTICLES :

  • On the Pragmatics of Social Theory. The Case of Elias's 'The Process of Civilization'. (Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 2016)
  • Waiting for Godot? Welfare Attitudes in Portugal Before and After the Financial Crisis (Political Studies, 2016)
  • Following the Book. Toward a Pragmatic Sociology of the Book (Sociology, 2015) Nominated for the 2017 SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence
  • Sophie's Choice. Social Attitudes to Welfare State Retrenchment in Bailed-Out Portugal (European Societies, 2015). 
  • Culture on the Rise: How and Why Cultural Membership Promotes Political Participation (International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, 2014)
  • Outline of a Social Theory of Rights (European Journal of Social Theory, 2013)