Harvie Ferguson


Harvie Ferguson is Reader in Sociology at the University of Glasgow.


from The Shifting Experience of Self, Volume 13, Number 1

We no longer experience a world, or sense ourselves as the subject of that experience; we are, rather, shrouded and carried along in the moodiness of the present.

Glamour and the End of Irony

from Identity, Volume 1, Number 1

As in the postmodern world, all distinctions become fluid, boundaries dissolve, and everything can just as well appear to be its opposite; irony becomes the perpetual sense that things could be somewhat different, though never fundamentally or radically different.