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Populist Politics and Nationalist Beliefs in Contemporary Democracies

March 8, 2016

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

2016 Mar 09

Walter P. Powell and Gregoire Croidieu: Lump, split, or elevate? How a classification created a château tradition in 19th century Bordeaux, France

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

William James Hall 1550

Economic Sociology Seminar presentation by Walter P. Powell, (Stanford University) and Gregoire Croidieu (University of Oslo).

Co-sponsored by the Culture and Social Analysis Workshop.

  • Abstract:

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...

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2016 Mar 21

Kristina Bakkær Simonsen: Dual Identity: Contact as a Way to Enable the Identification of Immigrants with their Ethnic Group and the Host Nation and Julien Wacquez: Elements for a Sociology of Credibility: How to Use Knowledge in Science Fiction Stories?

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall 601

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.

2016 Feb 01

Wendy Griswold: Give the People What They [Ought to] Want: The Federal Writers’ Project, provincial diversity, and global uniformity in American literature

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall 1550

Transnational Studies Initiative presentation by Wendy Griswold (Bergen Evans Professor of Humanities Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University). Co-sponsored with the Culture and Social Analysis Workshop.

Griswold will present "Give the People What They [Ought to] Want: The Federal Writers’ Project,...

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2016 Feb 22

Omar Lizardo : A conversation with graduate students on professional development and publishing

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall 1550

Culture and Social Analysis Workshop session with Omar Lizardo, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame, co-editor of American Sociological Review.

 Professor Lizardo will lead a conversation with graduate students on professional development and publishing.

 

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