Orlando Patterson will be awarded the 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Book Award from the Cleveland Foundation. Past winners include three writers who went on to win Nobel prizes: Nadine Gordimer, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Toni Morrison.
In recent months, populist politics appealing to deep-seated nationalist sentiments have risen to prominence in American public discourse. This trend has been primarily reflected in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, but its echoes can also be found in the rhetoric of other Republican presidential candidates. Political scientists, journalists, and politicians have been caught off guard by this seemingly sudden shift in U.S. political discourse and its resonance with a large plurality of voters in the Republican primary. Yet, similar developments have been unfolding in European politics for over a decade, as evidenced by the rise of the radical right in France, the Netherlands, Greece, and many other EU countries.... Read more about Populist Politics and Nationalist Beliefs in Contemporary Democracies
Co-sponsored by the Culture and Social Analysis Workshop.
How and why does something temporary become resilient? Social classifications, industrial categories, and technical standards can be more or less malleable; but they each have the effect that the more they are used, the more they are reinforced. Such classifications both...
Culture and Social Analysis Workshop presentations by Kristina Bakkær Simonsen, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University and Julien Wacquez, Department of Sociology, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.