Political and Historical Sociology

Making Sense of a Perplexing Country and an unwieldy Subject: Studies in the sociology of development and of modern-day trafficking and slavery

Making Sense of a Perplexing Country and an unwieldy Subject: Studies in the sociology of development and of modern-day trafficking and slavery

March 1, 2018

The Confounding Island: Institutions, Culture and Mis-Development in Post-Colonial Jamaica was just delivered to the press by Professor Orlando Patterson. This book examines one of the world’s most perplexing societies. Famous for the spectacular successes of its athletes and musicians, its vibrant democracy, and its religiosity, Jamaica is equally infamous for being among the world’s most violent places.... Read more about Making Sense of a Perplexing Country and an unwieldy Subject: Studies in the sociology of development and of modern-day trafficking and slavery

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 economic...

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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 emancipation...

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