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Olli Pyyhtinen

Olli Pyyhtinen

Professor of Sociology


Phone: 050 318 7311
E-mail: Olli.Pyyhtinen@uta.fi
Room: LINNA 5060

Office hours: please contact by either email or phone.

I joined he University of Tampere in Aug 2014. Prior to that I was a Research Fellow at the Turku Institute of Advanced Studies (TIAS) and a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Turku. I worked from Tampere in a temporary post as Professor of Sociology until late Spring 2017 when I started as Associate Professor (tenure track) in the newly-founded New Social Research programme. In my research, I've focused much on classical sociology but also been interested in the future of sociology by trying to figure out ways to renew the sociological imagination. Broadly put, my research interests lie within social theory, philosophy, sociology of art, science and technology studies and economic sociology, and address issues such as the notion and constitution of the social, philosophical sociology, togetherness, materiality, the gift and waste. I'm currenlty embarking on a project on the moral economy of waste (partly together with prof. Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen), exploring the connections between value, ethics, and waste matter which deals with waste. In the project, we look at how waste and waste management participate in constituting society. At the moment (2016-2017) I'm also the Editor-in-chief of the journal Sosiologia (http://www.sosiologia.fi/).

Recent and forthcoming publications

Books:

  • Pyyhtinen, O. (to be published in Oct 2017) The Simmelian Legacy: A Science of Relations. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Kemple, T. & Pyyhtinen, O. (eds.) (2016) The Anthem Companion to Georg Simmel. Anthem Press.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2015) More-than-Human Sociology: A New Sociological Imagination. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Veijola, S.; Germann Molz, J.; Pyyhtinen, O.; Höckert, E. & Grit, A. (2014) Disruptive Tourism and its Untidy Guests: Alternative Ontologies for Future Hospitaltities. Palgrave Macmillan. (Reviewed e.g. in Hospitality & Society, Tourist Studies, and Matkailututkimus.)
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2014) The Gift and its Paradoxes: Beyond Mauss. Ashgate. (Reviewed e.g. in European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, Lectures, and Tieteessä tapahtuu.)
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2010) Simmel and 'the Social'. Palgrave Macmillan. (Reviewed e.g. in Acta Sociologica, Journal of Classical Sociology, and Sociologisk Forskning.)
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2009) Bringing the Social Alive. Essays on Georg Simmel's Social Theory. Annales Universitatis Turkuensis B 316. Turun yliopisto, Turku. [PhD thesis]

Articles:

  • Pyyhtinen, O. (to be published in 2018) Triangular Relations: Michel Serres on Parasites, Angels, Quasi-Objects, and the Virtual. In F. Depelteau (ed) Handbook of Relational Sociology. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke and New York.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. & Joronen, M. (accepted for publication) Simmel und Heidegger über den Sinn des Lebens. Teoksessa Tasheva & Weiss (toim.) Die Existenzialanalytik Martin Heideggers in ihren sozialtheoretischen und soziologischen Bezügen. Mohr Siebeck.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2017) Matters of Scale: Sociology in and for a Complex World. Canadian Review of Sociology, 54(3): 297–308. (In a Special Issue titled ‘The Relevance of Sociology’, ed. F. Depelteau).
  • Frade, C. & Pyyhtinen, O. (2017) Weber/Simmel Antagonisms: A Philosophical & Political Stance – A Dialogue in Three Acts. Journal of Classical Sociology 17(2): 87-100.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2016) The Real as Relation: Simmel as a Pioneer of Relational Sociology. In Kemple & Pyyhtinen (eds.) The Anthem Companion to Georg Simmel. Anthem Press, pp. 101-120.
  • Gronow, J. & Pyyhtinen, O. (2016) Georg Simmel. In Oxford Bibliographies.
  • Frade, C. & Pyyhtinen, O. (accepted for publication) Weber/Simmel Antagonisms: A Philosophical & Political Stance – A Dialogue in Three Acts. Journal of Classical Sociology.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. & Joronen, M. (accepted for publication) Simmel und Heidegger über den Sinn des Lebens. In Tasheva & Weiss (eds.) Die Existenzialanalytik Martin Heideggers in ihren sozialtheoretischen und soziologischen Bezügen. Mohr Siebeck.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2015) Tervetuloa, vieras: Muukalaisuus, rajat ja vieraanvaraisuuden etiikka [Feel Yourself Welcome: The Stranger, Boundaries and the Ethics of Hospitality]. Esitys 31(4): 6-11.
  • Lehtonen, T.-K. & Pyyhtinen, O. (2015) Roskisdyykkauksen objektit ja elämänmuodon rajat [The Objects of Dumpster Diving and The Limits of Our Way of Life]. Niin & näin 2/2015, 33-37.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2015) Sosiologia ilman yhteiskuntaa? Latourin sosiaaliteoria. [Sociology wihout Society? On Latour's Social Theory.] In Kauppinen & Pyykkönen (eds.) 1900-luvun ranskalainen yhteiskuntateoria. Gaudeamus.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. & Lehtonen, T.-K. (2015) Michel Serres ja yhteisön logiikat. [Michel Serres and the Logics of Community.] In Kauppinen & Pyykkönen (eds.) 1900-luvun ranskalainen yhteiskuntateoria. Gaudeamus
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2015) Triadi (Michel Serres). [The Triad (Michel Serres).] In Eriksson (ed.) Verkostot yhteiskuntatutkimuksessa. Gaudeamus.
  • Kullman, K. & Pyyhtinen, O. (2015) Toimijaverkosto. [Actor-Network.] In Eriksson (ed.) Verkostot yhteiskuntatutkimuksessa. Gaudeamus.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. & Tamminen, S. (2014) Tuleminen vailla toistoa: A. N. Whiteheadin prosessiontologia. [Becoming without Repetition: The Process Ontology of A. N. Whitehead.] Tiede & edistys, 39(2): 103-127.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2013) Tosiasioiden aineellinen luominen. Taideteosten aitouden tutkimuksesta [The Material Making of Facts: On the Technical Research of Artworks]. Sosiologia, 50(3): 222-238.
  • Valkonen, J.; Lehtonen, T.-K. & Pyyhtinen, O. (2013) Sosiologista materiaalioppia. [Sociological Materiology.] Sosiologia, 50(3) 217-221. [Editorial for a special issue on Materiality.]
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2012) Life, Death and Individuation: Simmel on the Problem of Life Itself. Theory, Culture & Society. (29(7/8): 78-100.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2012) Kollektiivinen luovuus ja taiteen tuotanto näyttelyinstituutiossa [Collective Creativity and the Making of Art in the Exhibition Institution]. Tiede & edistys, 37(2): 96-116.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. & Tamminen, S. (2011) We have never been only human: Foucault and Latour on the question of the anthropos. Anthropological Theory, 11(2): 135-152.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2011) 'Bivalent of trivalent sociologik: Georg Simmel'. Trans. Lennart E. H. Räterlinck. In S. Wide, C. Abrahamsson & F. Palm. (eds) Sociologik. Tio essäer om socialitetet och tänkandet. Santérus: Stockholm, 243-271.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2010) 'From Metaphysics as Dogma to Metaphysics as Life: Georg Simmel as a Process Philosopher'. Process Studies vol 38.2 Fall-Winter, 253-278.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2009): 'Simmelin raha' [Simmel’s Money]. In T. Kallinen & M. Ruckenstein (eds): Rahan kulttuuri - antropologisia näkökulmia. Antropologian vuosikirja. SKS, Helsinki, 58-69.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2009) 'Being-with: Georg Simmel's Sociology of Association'. Theory, Culture & Society 26(5): 108-128.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2009): 'Back to the Things Themselves: On Simmelian Objects'. In G. Cooper, A. King & R. Rettie (eds): Sociological Objects: The Reconfiguration of Social Theory. Aldershot etc.: Ashgate, 43-58.

 Other publications

  • Kemple, T. & Pyyhtinen, O. (2016): Editors' Introduction. In Kemple & Pyyhtinen (eds.) The Anthem Companion to Georg Simmel. Anthem Press, pp. 1-11.
  • Pyyhtinen, O. (2016) Translation of Georg Simmel's 'Exkurs über den schriftlichen Verkehr'. Niin & näin 2/2016: 67-68.
 
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