Jeremiah Morelock

Jeremiah Morelock
Boston College, USA | BC · William F. Connell School of Nursing

Doctor of Philosophy
Medical sociologist and data engineer in training

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Introduction
I teach sociology at Boston College. I specialize in sociological theory, health and illness (pandemics), media and politics. In my dissertation I focus on elements of authoritarian populism in popular films about infectious disease, regarding tribal moralities and representations of medical science and the military. I am editor of the volume Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism, published by University of Westminster Press. I also facilitate the Critical Theory Research Network.
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August 2019 - September 2019
Boston College, USA
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  • Instructor
August 2015 - present
Boston College, USA
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  • Fellow
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  • Courses taught: Introductory Sociology, Social Theory, Sociology of Health and Illness, and Mental Illness and Society

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FREE DOWNLOAD of the full book and individual chapters are available AT: https://www.uwestminsterpress.co.uk/site/books/10.16997/book30/ |.................................................| After President Trump’s election, BREXIT and the widespread rise of far-Right political parties, much public discussion has intensely focused on populism and a...
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Fruto de uma conferência conjunta proferida na Unesp em 2018, o livro de Jeremiah Morelock e Felipe Ziotti Narita enfrenta diretamente a questão do populismo, que voltou a ganhar destaque nas ciências sociais e no debate público. Os autores propõem uma reflexão multidirecional que agrupa temas a respeito de identidade, polarização, mobilização, pod...
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Adulthood is often associated with hard work, in contrast to childhood and later life, which are associated with play and leisure. We argue that the norms that frame adulthood narrowly in hard work, instead of including play and leisure, hinder eudaimonia. Winnicott famously deemed the ability to play not just a constituent criterion of mental heal...
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With a focus on I Am Legend and Day of the Dead—two series of film remakes of popular science fiction stories—this book addresses the social origins of the recent surge in authoritarian and populist social movements. Exploring the ways in which the themes of tribalism, confidence in medical science, and confidence in military violence changed over...
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An interview with Zeus Leonardo on critical theory, education, race and ideology. The interview was organized and conducted by Felipe Ziotti Narita and Jeremiah Morelock.
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The outbreak of the war between Russia and Ukraine is a disruption that synthesizes multiple shifts in contemporary society. From geopolitical realignment to the massive use of social media to spread news, propaganda, and disinformation, the war manifests forces of conservatism and nationalism amidst the liberal international system built in the ea...
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The outbreak of the war between Russia and Ukraine is a disruption that synthesizes multiple shifts in contemporary society. From geopolitical realignment to the massive use of social media to spread news, propaganda, and disinformation, the war manifests forces of conservatism and nationalism amidst the liberal international system built in the ea...
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In this article, we analyze the role of conspiracy theories, especially the spread of QAnon during the COVID-19 pandemics, in the legitimation crisis and epistemic crisis in contemporary democracies. We discuss Habermas’ theory of legitimation crisis and the potential for reactionary movements in times of such crisis, as well as Hofstadter’s descri...
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In this article, we offer a critical social analysis of crisis in light of capitalist development and, above all, in the post-2008 world. We discuss five approaches in the social sciences that deal with the problem of crisis and develop some theore­tical lines for a critical approach to the theme. We argue that precarity can be an important topic f...
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Special issue of Praktyka Teoretyczna.
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This book explores how the Internet is connected to the global crisis of liberal democracy. Today, self-promotion is at the heart of many human relationships. The selfie is not just a social media gesture people love to hate. It is also a symbol of social reality in the age of the Internet. Through social media people have new ways of rating and ju...
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This book explores how the Internet is connected to the global crisis of liberal democracy. Today, self-promotion is at the heart of many human relationships. The selfie is not just a social media gesture people love to hate. It is also a symbol of social reality in the age of the Internet. Through social media people have new ways of rating and ju...
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This book explores how the Internet is connected to the global crisis of liberal democracy. Today, self-promotion is at the heart of many human relationships. The selfie is not just a social media gesture people love to hate. It is also a symbol of social reality in the age of the Internet. Through social media people have new ways of rating and ju...
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This book explores how the Internet is connected to the global crisis of liberal democracy. Today, self-promotion is at the heart of many human relationships. The selfie is not just a social media gesture people love to hate. It is also a symbol of social reality in the age of the Internet. Through social media people have new ways of rating and ju...
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This book explores how the Internet is connected to the global crisis of liberal democracy. Today, self-promotion is at the heart of many human relationships. The selfie is not just a social media gesture people love to hate. It is also a symbol of social reality in the age of the Internet. Through social media people have new ways of rating and ju...
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This book explores how the Internet is connected to the global crisis of liberal democracy. Today, self-promotion is at the heart of many human relationships. The selfie is not just a social media gesture people love to hate. It is also a symbol of social reality in the age of the Internet. Through social media people have new ways of rating and ju...
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This book explores how the Internet is connected to the global crisis of liberal democracy. Today, self-promotion is at the heart of many human relationships. The selfie is not just a social media gesture people love to hate. It is also a symbol of social reality in the age of the Internet. Through social media people have new ways of rating and ju...
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This book explores how the Internet is connected to the global crisis of liberal democracy. Today, self-promotion is at the heart of many human relationships. The selfie is not just a social media gesture people love to hate. It is also a symbol of social reality in the age of the Internet. Through social media people have new ways of rating and ju...
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Adulthood is often associated with hard work, in contrast to childhood and later life, which are associated with play and leisure. We argue that the norms that frame adulthood narrowly in hard work hinder eudaimonia. Winnicott deemed the ability to play a criterion of mental health and an essential need of living. Fromm associated authentic related...
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The early Frankfurt School were pioneers of interdisciplinary social science, bringing together ideas from philosophy, sociology, and psychoanalysis to examine the woes of capitalist society in an expansive and integrated way that bridged micro and macro levels of analysis. In the same broad theories, they addressed capital accumulation, dialectics...
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In: Morelock, Jeremiah. How to Critique Authoritarian Populism: Methodologies of the Frankfurt School. Leiden: Brill, 2021. (Studies in Critical Social Sciences Series, dir. David Fasenfest)
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A vida adulta é geralmente associada ao trabalho duro, em contraste com a infância e a velhice, associadas à brincadeira e ao lazer. Argumentamos que as normas dessa ideia de vida adulta bloqueiam a eudaimonia. Winnicott considerou a habilidade de brincar não apenas um critério da saúde mental (com sua falta indicando a doença), mas uma necessidade...
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Call for papers available at: http://www.praktykateoretyczna.pl/cfp-issue-4-42-2021-latency-of-the-crisis-globalization-subjectivity-and-resistance/ Institutional website: https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/prt/index
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FREE DOWNLOAD AT: https://www.uwestminsterpress.co.uk/site/books/10.16997/book30/ Building from Jürgen Habermas and Immanuel Wallerstein, we develop a scheme in application to authoritarian populism in general, and specifically to populisms in the history of peripheral and semi-peripheral countries of Latin America in their world-systems context....
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FREE DOWNLOAD AT: https://www.uwestminsterpress.co.uk/site/books/10.16997/book30.a/ One of the most famous messages from the Institute for Social Research is that liberal-democratic societies tend to move toward fascism. With the recent surge of far-Right populism throughout the West, this Frankfurt School warning reveals its prescience. Many oth...
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Tribalism is at the forefront of public discussion across the political spectrum in America today. Zombie stories have also risen to unprecedented popularity. Amid present-day racial, political, and otherwise tribal tensions, the story I Am Legend has particular resonance. As the original inspiration behind the modern zombie trope, it was published...
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Esquerdas que formaram a chamada "onda rosa" no continente, no começo dos anos 2000, perdem espaço em meio à crise socioeconômica na região, da Nicarágua ao Brasil, passando pela Venezuela e Argentina. Neste artigo, Felipe Ziotti Narita e Jeremiah Morelock discutem o processo, tendo em vista as realizações, os impasses, os fiascos e, sobretudo, os...
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A ascensão dos movimentos populistas no cenário político contemporâneo não é um processo circunstancial. Mais do que um líder carismático ou um apelo direto ao povo, o populismo é um fenômeno sociocultural amplo que mobiliza a atual imaginação política e produz engajamento subjetivo com o campo do político. O livro Critical Theory and Authoritarian...
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A synergistic movement is taking place in American society combining authoritarian populism, the neoliberal transformation of the university, and anti-intellectualism. In the first part of this paper, I pin my notion of intellectualism (and hence anti-intellectualism) to a specific frame of reference, namely the German notion of "Bildung" as it is...
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In this paper we suggest that older adults undergo a misalignment between societal age norms and personal lived experience, and attempt reconciliation through discursive strategies: They rewrite how they frame chronological age as well as their subjective relations to it. Using a sample of 4041 midlife and older adults from the 2004–2006 wave of th...
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Mental health treatment providers today are subject to insurance company regulation. Using grounded theory to analyze 33 interviews of treatment providers, I portray this regulation as a form of surveillance that operates through discourse, and ask how treatment providers communicate with and through this system. My findings reveal that mental heal...
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Purpose of the study: Age integration theory posits that the age composition of spaces affects the social interactions in which people can engage. This study aimed to examine whether social interactions perceived to involve generativity (i.e., commitment to younger generations), daily discrimination, and/or social cohesion mediate associations bet...
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This article investigates the effect of an intervention on the workability of older adults (i.e., the competence, health, and other mental and physical characteristics that workers need to meet the demands of their jobs). We used data from health care workers (N = 437) who participated in a "time and place management" (TPM) intervention. Although r...

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Edited collections on critical theory and authoritarian populism. First book published December 2018 by University of Westminster Press. Second book in the works...