Raging Against the Enlightenment: The Ideology of Steven Bannon

by Jeffrey C. Alexander, Yale University  [A version of this contribution, published in Section Culture Vol. 29 #1-2, was originally delivered as a lecture at the Political Union at Yale University in April 2017] Steven K. Bannon has been called “Trump’s brain,” the man identified by David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, as the “individual who’s basically creating the ideological aspect of … Continue reading Raging Against the Enlightenment: The Ideology of Steven Bannon

On the NEA

by Jennifer Lena, Columbia University   (Originally published as part of Lena’s “Word from the Chair,” Section Culture,Newsletter of the Culture SectionVol. 29 #1-2)   In March 2017, the Trump administration released a budget proposal (“America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”) that included the elimination of federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. (2) I am mindful that our large section … Continue reading On the NEA

You’re invited! — Sunday 13 meeting and reception

Have you made a note of your Section events?   The Section on Sociology of Culture Business Meeting takes place on Sunday 13, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Room 513C, 1:30-2:10pm   You’re also invited to a reception jointly organized with the Section on Sociology of Development and the Section on Global and Transnational Sociology at: Palais des congrès de Montréal, Terrace, 7:30-9:30pm Continue reading You’re invited! — Sunday 13 meeting and reception

The Cultural Sociology Research Cluster in the Canadian Sociological Association and the CSA 2017 Annual Meeting

  Allyson Stokes & John McLevey, University of Waterloo In 2013, the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) started facilitating the creation and operation of official “research clusters.” Unlike ASA sections – which have been around far longer – the research clusters are managed very informally. Most do not have elected positions or subcommittees, and only a few offer scholarly awards or recognitions. The Sociology of Culture / … Continue reading The Cultural Sociology Research Cluster in the Canadian Sociological Association and the CSA 2017 Annual Meeting

Questions of culture for Geneviève Zubrzycki, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 

Interview originally published in Section Culture. Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Vol. 29 #1-2.   Last August you handed the skeptron, as Bourdieu would call it, of the Chair of the Culture Section over to Jenn Lena. Before we speak about your work can you tell us a bit about your experience heading the section?  It was such a rewarding experience! Because of the … Continue reading Questions of culture for Geneviève Zubrzycki, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 

A couple more Culture panels

Several culture panels were brought up to our attention by members of the Section:   Title:  Global Work, Culture and Inequality Sun, August 13, 10:30am to 12:10pm Session Description: Multiple scholars have documented the power of work as a moral measure in the United States.  Despite increased work precariousness, and some reported ambivalence about work by cohort or generation, there is evidence that many invest … Continue reading A couple more Culture panels

The Sociology of Art and Culture in Contemporary Québec: an Historical Overview

by Marcel Fournier, Full Professor, Université de Montréal[1] Sociology is at once a witness, a critic, and an actor of/in society. In Québec perhaps more than anywhere else the relationship between the sociology of art and culture on the one hand and Québecois society on the other has been a complex one–too complex to permit more than a superficial overview here. Concerns with art and … Continue reading The Sociology of Art and Culture in Contemporary Québec: an Historical Overview

Culture Section and Culture-Related Sessions @ASA2017, Montréal, Aug. 11-16

Download as PDF document here Online ASA program (with locations) here 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 * … Continue reading Culture Section and Culture-Related Sessions @ASA2017, Montréal, Aug. 11-16

Refereed Roundtables @ ASA 2017

Section on Sociology of Culture Refereed Roundtable Session (Sunday, Aug. 13, 10:30 am) Session Organizers: Brian McKernan, The Sage Colleges; Hannah Linda Wohl, Northwestern University Table 01. Comparative and Transnational Culture Table Presider: Aneesh Aneesh, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Cultural Manifestations of Settler Colonialism. Clifford L. Broman, Michigan State University * Shikha Bista, Deliberative Ideals Across Diverse Cultures. Jensen Sass, University of Canberra * Micro-Macro Emergence: … Continue reading Refereed Roundtables @ ASA 2017

Junior Theorists Symposium

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2017 Junior Theorists Symposium   Montreal, Quebec, Canada August 11, 2017   SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 20, 2017   We invite submissions of extended abstracts for the 11th Junior Theorists Symposium (JTS), to be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on August 11th, 2017, the day before the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). The JTS is a one-day conference featuring the … Continue reading Junior Theorists Symposium