Culture

2018 Mar 28
2018 Mar 23

Adam Reich: Working for Respect: Community and Conflict at Walmart

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

The Workshop in History, Culture, and Society (HCS) presentation by Adam Reich, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Columbia University.

 

Abstract: In Working for Respect, Adam Reich and Peter Bearman examine how workers make sense of their jobs at places like Walmart in order to consider the nature of contemporary low-wage work, as well as the obstacles and opportunities such workplaces present as sites of struggle for social and...

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2018 Mar 02

Melinda Miller: 'No Right of Citizenship': The 1863 Emancipation Acts of the Loyal Cherokee Council

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

The Workshop in History, Culture, and Society (HCS) presentation by Melinda Miller, Assitant Professor of Economics, Virginia Tech.

 

Abstract: In 1863, the Cherokee Nation abolished slavery within its borders.  The standard account of this action typically neglects to mention that Nation’s National Council actually passed two separate...

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2018 Mar 07

Markus A. Hollerer: Opportunity and/or Challenge for Societies? Exploring Heterogeneity in Public Governance Stratagies for the Sharing Economy

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550
Economic Sociology Seminar presented by Markus A. Hollerer, Professor in the Department of Management and Head of the Institute for Public Management and Governanace at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business; Professor in Organization Theory at UNSW Business School, Sydney. Read more about Markus A. Hollerer: Opportunity and/or Challenge for Societies? Exploring Heterogeneity in Public Governance Stratagies for the Sharing Economy
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Department of Sociology Colloquium Series: Ya-Wen Lei: The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media, and Authoritarian Rule in China

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Deparment of Sociology Colloquium Series presentation by Ya-Wen LeiHarvard University.

Abstract:

 

In this talk, I will situate my book, The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media, and Authoritarian Rule in China, in relation to one of the department’s traditions and discuss issues related to disciplinary boundaries....

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2018 Feb 16

Laura Nelson: The Role of Ideational and Socio-Structural Isomorphism for Social Movement Success

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

The Workshop in History, Culture, and Society (HCS) presentation by Laura Nelson, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University.

 

Talk Title: "The Role of Ideational and Socio-Structural Isomorphism for Social Movement Success"

Abstract:...

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2018 Feb 02

Julian Go: Abroad and at Home: 'Militarization,' or the Colonial Counter-Insurgenization of Policing in Early 20th America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

The Workshop in History, Culture, and Society (HCS) presentation by Julian Go, Professor of Sociology at Boston University.

 

Abroad and at Home: 'Militarization,' or the Colonial Counter-Insurgenization of Policing in Early 20th America

 

Abstract: The militarization of policing in the US is not new, nor is it solely a domestic process. Its origins are historically...

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