Political and Historical Sociology

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The Rise of Non-Normative Households in South Korea

October 1, 2019

The dramatic transformation of family patterns in advanced capitalist societies has received much attention in both academia and the popular press. News coverage of family change in East Asia, especially, is fueling alarm and anxiety with frequent stories about how low-fertility rates are contributing to rapidly aging populations, an unsustainable trend given the fragility of pension programs specifically, and welfare systems generally.... Read more about The Rise of Non-Normative Households in South Korea

2019 Mar 11

Cedric de Leon: Failure of the Establishment: Comparing Political Crises from the US Civil War to the Depression and Donald Trump

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Room K050
Politics and Social Change Workshop presentation by Cedric de Leon, Associate Professor,  Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Read more about Cedric de Leon: Failure of the Establishment: Comparing Political Crises from the US Civil War to the Depression and Donald Trump
2019 Feb 25
2019 Feb 11

Jocelyn Viterna: Pregnancy and the Forty-Year Prison Sentence: Countermovements, Targets and the Institutionalization of Social Movement Outcomes in Central America

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Room K050

Politics and Social Change Workshop presentation by Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University.

Abstract
Recently, six Latin American nations have eliminated all legal exceptions to their already-strict anti-abortion laws. Yet despite passing increasing restrictions, only two of these six nations–El Salvador and Mexico–regularly send women to jail for committing abortion or abortion-related crimes. Why are new abortion laws enforced in some nations, but not in others?  Through a comparison of El Salvador and Nicaragua, this talk investigates why...

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