Comparative Sociology and Social Change

Worlds of Worth: Cultural Processes of Inequality

Worlds of Worth: Cultural Processes of Inequality

January 22, 2015

On June 4 to 6, 2014, Michèle Lamont delivered the Adorno Lectures on the topic of Worlds of Worth: Cultural Processes of Inequality, at the Institut für Sozialforschung at the Johannes Wolfgang Goethe Universität in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She will be conférencière invitée sur chaire d’Etat at the Collège de France in May 2015, where she will deliver these same lectures over four weeks. These lectures (in preparation for publication in German, French and English) offer an overview of her far-reaching research agenda.... Read more about Worlds of Worth: Cultural Processes of Inequality

Explaining Low Fertility in Postindustrial Societies

Explaining Low Fertility in Postindustrial Societies

August 16, 2014

Why are so many young people in certain regions of the postindustrial world delaying marriage and children, or not moving forward at all on either front?  Southern European and East Asian countries now universally have birth rates that are far below what is required to naturally replace their populations. This is leading to rapid population aging and the specter of lowered economic productivity. To unravel the reasons behind historically unprecedented low birth rates, Mary Brinton (Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology) is leading a team of international collaborators in a five-country comparative study of gender equality and fertility.... Read more about Explaining Low Fertility in Postindustrial Societies

Women in War: new book by Jocelyn Viterna

Women in War: new book by Jocelyn Viterna

August 21, 2013

In the past several decades, women have joined insurgent armies in significant and surprising numbers. Why do women become guerrilla insurgents?  What experiences do they have in guerrilla armies?  And what happens to these women when the fighting ends? Women in War: The Micro-processes of Mobilization in El Salvador (Oxford Studies in Culture and Politics, 2013) by Associate Professor Jocelyn Viterna answers these questions...

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Presenter Jan Doering, University of Chicago.

Mini-Conference on Comparative Cultural Sociology

March 25, 2013

The Culture and Social Analysis workshop recently convened a Mini-Conference on Comparative Cultural Sociology, as part of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society. Comparative cultural sociology is a vibrant field that has been experiencing considerable growth of late. Our department plays a central role in these developments as a number of faculty and graduate students are engaged in theoretical and substantive projects that expand the boundaries of this field.

The mini conference was organized by faculty members Bart Bonikowski and Michèle Lamont,...

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