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Research Profile

Dr Finn Bowring 

Selected Publications


Hannah Arendt: A Critical Introduction (Pluto 2011)

Science, Seeds and Cyborgs: Biotechnology and the Appropriation of Life (Verso 2003).

André Gorz and the Sartrean Legacy: Arguments for a Person-Centred Social Theory (Macmillan 2000)


Other Publications

"Repressive Desublimation and Consumer Culture: Re-Evaluating Herbert Marcuse", New Formations, no. 75, 2012, pp. 8-24.

'Marx's Concept of Fettering: A Critical Review', Critique, Vol 39, No 1, February 2011, pp137-153.

'Comparing Bauman and Arendt: Three Important Differences', Sociology, Vol 45, No 1, February 2011, pp 54-69.

'Andre Gorz: Autonomy and Equity in the Post-Industrial Age', Contemporary Organisation Theory (Campbell Jones and Rolland Munro, eds) (Blackwell 2005) pp 134-147, 

'From the Mass Worker to the Multitude: A Theoretical Contextualisation of Hardt and Negri's Empire', Capital and Class, no 83, Summer 2004, pp 101 - 132.

'Therapeutic and Reproductive Cloning: A Critique', Social Science and Medicine, vol 58, no 2, 2004, pp 401 - 9.

'Manufacturing Scarcity: Food Biotechnology and the Life-Sciences Industry', Capital and Class, no.79, Winter 2002, pp 111 - 146.

'Post-Fordism and the End of Work', Futures, vol.34, no.2, March 2002, pp, 159-72.

'Social Exclusion: Limitations of the Debate', Critical Social Policy, vol. 20 (3), no. 64, August 2000, pp. 307-330.

'Job Scarcity: The Perverted Form of a Potential Blessing', Sociology, vol. 33, no. 1, February 1999, pp. 69-84.

'An Unencumbered Freedom: Ursula Le Guin's The Dispossessed', Anarchist Studies, vol. 6, no. 1, March 1998, pp. 21-37.

'LETS: An Eco-Socialist Initiative?', New Left Review, no. 232, November/December 1998, pp. 91-111.

'Communitarianism and Morality: In Search of the Subject', New Left Review, no. 222, March/April 1997, pp. 93-113.

'Misreading Gorz', New Left Review, no. 217, May/June 1996, pp. 102-22.

'A Lifeworld without a Subject: Habermas and the Pathologies of Modernity', Telos, no. 106, Winter 1996, pp. 77-104.

'André Gorz: Ecology, System and Lifeworld', Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, vol. 6, no. 4, December 1995, pp. 65-84.