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SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 8:30-10:10 AM
HISTORY IN CULTURAL EXPLANATION
Organizer and Presider: Lyn Spillman, University of Notre Dame
Neoliberal Discourse and Racial Imaginaries: Two Temporalities. Chandra Mukerji, University of California, San Diego * How Authors’ Practices Shaped Their Ideas: Literature and Philosophy in Germany versus Britain, 1740- 1820. Richard Biernacki, University of California-San Diego * The rise of the idea of model in policy-making: The case of British Parliament, 1803-2005. Pertti Alasuutari, University of Tampere; Marjaana Rautalin, University of Tampere; Jukka Tyrkkö, Linnaeus University * Taking the Long View: Cultural Continuity and Change in American Vegetarianism. Laura J. Miller, Brandeis University; Emilie Hardman, Harvard University * The wicked people of gangster’s village: Historical continuity and the incorporation of Latino immigrants. Pepper Glass, Weber State University.
CULTURE SECTION REFEREED ROUNDTABLE SESSION 15 amazing roundtables organized by Brian McKernan (The Sage Colleges) and
Hannah Wohl (Northwestern University), Details on Session 224 here.
CULTURE AND THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Organizer and Presider: Ronald N. Jacobs, University at Albany
Why Evangelicals Voted for Trump: A Critical Cultural Sociology. Philip S. Gorski, Yale University * On the Construction Sites of History: Where Did Donald Trump Come From? Mabel Berezin, Cornell University * Politics as a Vacation. Robin E. Wagner-Pacifici, The New School for Social Research; Iddo Tavory, NYU * Deep Stories, Nostalgia Narratives, and Fake News: Storytelling in the Trump Era. Francesca Polletta, University of California, Irvine; Jessica Callahan, University of California, Irvine.
MONDAY AUGUST 14 8:30-10:10 AM
GENDER, CULTURE, MEDIA
Organizer and Presider: Andrea Press, University of Virginia
Incorporating the Erotic: Redrawing the Boundaries of Sexuality and New Media in Romance Genre Fiction. Anna Michelson, Northwestern University * Non-notable? Deletion as Devaluation on Wikipedia. Francesca Tripodi, University of Virginia Reading as a man, reading as a woman: gendered uses of science-fiction and fantasy. Elodie Hommel, ENS de Lyon / Centre Max Weber * “Both Underrepresented and Misrepresented”: Feminist Media Activism in the National Organization for Women. Christine Slaughter, Yale University * “Mother Courage”: Sociology of a Semantic Slippage. Lorenzo Sabetta, Sapienza – University of Rome.
10:30 AM – 12:10PM
PUBLIC CULTURAL SOCIOLOGY
Organizer and Presider: David A. Smilde, Tulane University.
Panelists: Orlando Patterson, Harvard University; Abigail C. Saguy, UCLA; David A. Smilde, Tulane University; Mary Blair-Loy, Univ. California-San Diego; Craig Calhoun, Berggruen Institute.
THE MEDIATION OF CULTURAL CONFLICT
Session Organizer: Matthias Revers, University of Frankfurt
From the “Sioux Massacres” to the “Dakota Genocide”: Transitional (In)Justice and Collective Memory in Minnesota (1862-2012). Alejandro Baer, Joseph
Eggers, Nicholas James Siguru Wahutu, Brian Marie Watters, University
of Minnesota * Comprehending the contentious public sphere in the authoritarian context. Haoyue Li, SUNY, Albany * What is Right and Wrong about Russia and the United States: Mapping a Moral Field. John Sonnett, University of Mississippi * How Media Ownership Matters: Political Instrumentalism by Ownership Type in Sweden, France, and the U.S. Timothy Nerf, New York University; Mattias Hesserus, Uppsala University.
Discussant: Lisa McCormick, University of Edinburgh
CULTURAL (RE)IMAGININGS OF THE WORLD
COSPONSORED WITH SECTION ON GLOBAL AND TRANSNATIONAL SOCIOLOGY Organizers and Presiders: Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College; Ronald N. Jacobs, SUNY Albany
Panelists: Gianpaolo Baiocchi, NYU; Wendy Griswold, Northwestern University; Fuyuki Kurasawa, York University; Yasemin Soysal, University of Essex. Discussant: John A. Hall, McGill University.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 12:30-2:10 PM
IS RELIGION REALLY JUST CULTURE? IS CULTURE REALLY JUST RELIGION?
COSPONSORED WITH SECTION ON SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
Organizer and Presider: Jeffrey Guhin, University of California, Los Angeles Panelists: Tia Noelle Pratt, St. Joseph’s University; Penny Edgell, University of Minnesota; Jen’nan G. Read, Duke University; Stephen Vaisey, Duke University
Other Culture Section Events
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 12:30-1:30 PM
GRADUATE STUDENT PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP. FROM DISSERTATION TO BOOK:
ON THE PUBLISHING PROCESS
Session Organizers: Gemma Mangione, Columbia University Teachers College; Hannah Linda Wohl, Northwestern University
Panelists: Michaela DeSoucey, North Carolina State University; Jennifer C. Lena, Columbia University, Teachers College; Terence Emmett McDonnell, University of Notre Dame; Eric I Schwartz, Columbia University.
1:30-2:10 AM 7:30 PM
Joint Reception with the Sections on the Sociology of Development and on Global and Transnational Sociology
Other Culture-Related Sessions
Saturday, August 12
8:30-10:10 AM Thematic Session. Culture and Poverty from an Empirical Perspective 8:30-10:10 AM Regular Session. Popular Culture: Spaces, Places, and Scenes 8:30-10:10 AM Regular Session. The Cultural Politics of Narration
10:30 AM – 12:10 PM Thematic Session. Culture and Class
10:30 AM – 12:10 PM Thematic Session. Culture and Computational Social Science
2:30-4:10 PM Thematic Session. Apocalypse Now: The Rise and Resonance of Dystopic Imaginaries 2:30-4:10 PM Thematic Session. Cultural Categories, Political Power and Social Closure: Frontiers of Theory and Research
2:30-4:10 PM Regular Session. Collective Memory: The Aesthetics and Materiality of Memory
4:30-6:10 PM Presidential Panel. Exclusion as an Unintended Consequence
4:30-6:10 PM Thematic Session. Culture and Population Processes
4:30-6:10 PM Regular Session. The Role of Categories and Classifications in Cultural Markets and Social Life
Culture-related events on Sunday, August 13
8:30-10:10 AM Thematic Session. (New) Stigmatization and Discrimination
8:30-10:10 AM Regular Session. Considering the Material in Social Theory
10:30 AM – 12:10 PM. Thematic Session. Global Work, Culture and Inequality
10:30 AM – 12:10 PM Special Session. Culture and Embodied Cognition: Readjusting Boundaries between Mind, Brain, and Body
10:30AM-12:10-PM The “Culture” of Immigration: Understanding Migration Through (Non-Essentialist) Cultural Analysis
12:30-2:10 PM Presidential Panel. Cultural Processes Compared
12:30-2:10 PM Thematic Session. Field-Based Approaches to the Study of Political Discourse
2:30-4:10 PM Thematic Session. The Globalization of Contemporary Art: Markets, (De-)Coloniality and (De-)Commodification
2:30-4:10 PM Regular Session. Culture, Identity and Belonging
Culture-related Events on Monday, August 14
2:30-4:10 PM Thematic Session. Post-Bourdieusian Theoretical Agendas
2:30-4:10 PM Policy and Research Workshop. New Tools for Measuring Culture
4:30-6:10 PM Thematic Session. Changing the Cultural Narrative
4:30-6:10 PM Thematic Session. New Perspectives on Culture In, Around, and Through Social Networks
Culture-Related Events for Tuesday, August 15
8:30-10:10 AM Regular Session. Political Culture and the 2016 Election
8:30-10:10 AM Section on Political Sociology. The Cultural Contexts of Political Action
8:30-10:10 AM Regular Session. Political Cultures in Unlikely Places
12:30-2:10 PM Thematic Session. How Media Shape Group Boundaries
12:30-2:10 PM Section on Comparative-Historical Sociology. Pierre Bourdieu and Historical Sociology
ASA program information online: http://www.asanet.org/annual-meeting-2017/program-information