Comparative Sociology and Social Change

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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Orlando Patterson

Orlando Patterson

John Cowles Professor of Sociology

Research Interests: The culture and practice of freedom; the comparative study of slavery and ethno-racial relations; the sociology of underdevelopment with special reference to the Caribbean; the problems of gender and familial relations in the black societies of the Americas; the ways that cultural processes relate to poverty and other social outcomes.
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Michele Lamont

Michèle Lamont

Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies
Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies
Director of Graduate Studies

Research Interests: Cultural sociology; inequality; race and immigration; comparative sociology; the sociology of knowledge; contemporary sociological theory.

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