Tag: Class

Class, Race & Ethnicity in South African Social Movements

Ari Sitas
Class, Race & Ethnicity in South African Social Movements
November 22, 1993, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Sciences
Voice and Gesture in South Africa's Revolution: Workers' Theater and Performance
November 23, 1993, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
VHS: 11/22/1993

What's Class Got to do with It? American Society in the 21st Century

Michael Zweig
"Connecting Values and Interests: Are Working Class Values different from Capitalist Values?"
November 15, 2004, 4:00PM, 8417 Social Sciences
"The Place of Class in Economics:
November 16, 2004, 4:00PM, 206 Ingraham
Seminar for Students and Faculty
November 17, 2004, 12:05PM, 8108 Social Science

Michael Zweig is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of Working Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he has received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. His most recent books are What’s Class Got to Do with It?American Society in the Twenty-first Century (2004) and The Working Class Majority: America's Best Kept Secret (2000). Professor Zweig received his PhD in economics in 1967 from the University of Michigan where, as an undergraduate, he was a founding member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and as a graduate student helped found the Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE). He has a long history of social activism combined with scholarly work and has published widely in professional and general circulation journals, including The American Economic Review, The American Economist, The Review of Black Political Economy, The Review of Radical Political Economics, and Tikkun. His earlier books include Religion and Economic Justice and The Idea of a World University. Professor Zweig is active in his union, United University Professions (Local 2190, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO), and has served two terms on its state executive board. He was named "Person of the Year" by the Long Island Suffolk Times for his writing and community organizing around issues of planning, zoning, and land use.

Unequal Outcomes: The Production of Inequality in New Economic Times

The Havens Center Spring 2007 Visiting Scholars Program presents
Lois Weis
“Re-thinking the Intersections of Race, Class and Gender: Tracking the Making of the New White Working Class in the Final Quarter of the Twentieth Century”
Tuesday, February 20, 4:00pm, 206 Ingraham
"Engaging research across difference: Towards a critical theory of method in shifting times"
Wednesday, February 21, 4:00 pm, 8147 Social Science
Public Seminar: "Dueling banjos: Research on youth cultural vibrancy versus that on the 'sorting machine'"
Thursday, February 22, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

There is one reading specifically for the Thursday seminar that is available upon request.

Lois Weis is Distinguished Professor of Sociology of Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She is the author and/or editor of numerous books and articles relating to race, class, gender, schooling and the economy. Her most recent volumes include Class Reunion: The Remaking of the American White Working Class (Routledge, 2004) and Beyond Silenced Voices: Class, race and gender in United States Schools (edited with Michelle Fine, SUNY Press, 2005). She sits on numerous editorial boards and is past President of the American Educational Studies Association.

Race and Region in the Making of the Modern Right

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The Havens Center Spring 2007 Visiting Scholars Program presents
Nancy Maclean
“Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace”
Tuesday, March 20, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
“Southern Dominance in Borrowed Language: The Regional Origins of American Neo-Liberalism”
Wednesday, March 21, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Public Seminar: “Neo-Confederacy vs. the New Deal: The Regional Utopia of the Modern American Right”
Thursday, March 22, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

Nancy MacLean (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1989) studies the workings of class, gender, race, and region in twentieth-century social movements and public policy. Her first book, Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994), was named a “noteworthy” book of the year by the New York Times Book Review, and received the Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians, the Owsley Prize from the Southern Historical Association, and the Rosenhaupt Award from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Her most recent book is Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace (Harvard University Press, 2006). The recipient of an Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights, the book demonstrates the centrality of the fight for jobs and justice to the black freedom movement, the Mexican American civil rights movement, and the feminist movement, as it reveals new dimensions of conservative opposition to all three. Advancing a new interpretation of U.S. history over the last fifty years, it
shows how the interactions between these groups changed the country.
She is currently completing two books for course use. The Modern Women’s Movement: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford/St. Martin’s, forthcoming 2007), and Debating the Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present, with Donald T. Critchlow (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming 2008). Her articles have appeared in Feminist Studies, Gender & History, In These Times, Labor, Labor History, the Journal of American History, The Nation, and the OAH Magazine of History. A recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Russell Sage Foundation, as well as Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research and Kaplan Humanities Center, she is one of the department’s several Charles Deering McCormick Professors of Teaching Excellence. MacLean also serves as co-chair of the Chicago Center for Working-Class Studies.

On Intersectionalities, Diasporas, and Inequalities

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The Havens Center Spring 2007 Visiting Scholars Program and the UW Global Studies Program present
Rose Brewer
Theory and Practice Binds in Intersectional Analyses: Race, Class, and Gender
Tuesday March 27, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
African Diasporas: Shifting Class, Nation, Gender, and Race Realities in the "New Global Order"
Wednesday, March 28, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
State Policies and the U. S. Racial Wealth Divide: African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos and Asians
Thursday, March 29, 12:20 pm, 8146 Social Science

Dr. Rose M. Brewer is Professor, Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor, and past chair of the African American & African Studies Department at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Professor Brewer also holds affiliated appointments in the Departments of Sociology and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. She received her M.A and Ph.D degrees in Sociology from Indiana University, and did post-doctoral studies at the University of Chicago. She has written extensively on black families, race, class and gender, and public policy, publishing over 40 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and scholarly essays in these areas. She is the editor with Lisa Albrecht of Bridges of Power: Women’s Multicultural Alliances. She is also co-editor of Is Academic Feminism Dead?: Theory in Practice (New York University Press, 2000), with the Social Justice Group, Center for Advanced Feminist Studies, University of Minnesota. Her most recent co-authored book is The Color of Wealth (The New Press, 2006), which was selected as one of the top l0 books for 2006, receiving the Gustavus-Meyers Book Award for best books on bigotry and human rights.

Professor Brewer’s commitment to undergraduate education and her scholarly achievements have been widely recognized. She is one of ten University of Minnesota faculty recipients of the Morse-Alumni Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence and Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. She has also received the African American Learning Resources Center Award for Teaching Excellence, among numerous other awards. In 1999 she was inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Professor Brewer has spent over a decade working on curriculum transformation and progressive pedagogy, and consults nationally on issues of race, class, and gender in the curriculum.

Rose Brewer defines herself as a scholar-activist. For over a decade, she has been a member of the board of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide. She has also served on the board of United for a Fair Economy, and is a founding member of the Black Radical Congress.

The U.S. South, the Nation, and the World, 1919-1949

The Havens Center Spring 2007 Visiting Scholars Program presents
Glenda Gilmore
“When Jim Crow Met Karl Marx”
Tuesday, April 17, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
“The Nazis and Dixie: African Americans and Fascism”
Wednesday, April 18, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Public Seminar: “Guerrillas in the Good War”
Thursday, April 19, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Readings available upon request

Glenda E. Gilmore is the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History at Yale University and currently the John Hope Franklin Senior Fellow at the National Humanities Center. Her new book Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights will appear in fall of 2007 from W. W. Norton & Company. Her book Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1986-1920 won Frederick Jackson Turner Award, the James A. Rawley Prize, the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, and the Heyman Prize. She has appeared frequently on NPR and in PBS Documentaries. Gilmore has won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Institute for Advanced Study at Radcliffe at Harvard University.

Poverty, Opportunity, and Place

Cynthia Mildred Duncan
"Worlds Apart: The Role of Politics, Class, and Culture in Shaping Opportunity in Poor Rural Communities"
Tuesday, March 11, 4 pm, Ingraham 206
"Place Matters: A Review of Poverty and Development Challenges in Amenity Rich Areas, Declining Resource Dependent Areas and Chronically Poor Regions"
Wednesday, March 12, 4 pm, Ingraham 206
Public Seminar
Thursday, March 13, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the UW Institute for Research on Poverty and the Global Studies Program

Cynthia "Mil" Duncan returned to the University of New Hampshire in the spring of 2004 as founding director of the Carsey Institute. Widely recognized for her research on rural poverty and changing rural communities, Duncan was a sociologist at UNH for 11 years before leaving to become director of the Ford Foundation’s Community and Resource Development Unit in 2000. At the Ford Foundation she was responsible for a team of national and international leaders in the community development, youth, and environmental fields. Duncan was the associate director of the Rural Economic Policy Program at the Aspen Institute prior to her former work at the University.

In 1999, Duncan published Worlds Apart: Why Poverty Persists in Rural America, which received the American Sociological Association’s Robert E. Park Award for the best book in Community and Urban Sociology. Duncan is the author of numerous book chapters and refereed articles. She received her PhD from the University of Kentucky in sociology and is a recipient of the University of Kentucky Department of Sociology Thomas R. Ford Distinguished Alumni Award. Duncan has a BA from Stanford University.

Conversations with Pierre Bourdieu

The Havens Center Spring 2008 Visiting Scholars Program presents
Michael Burawoy
"The Political Economy of Sociology: Marx meets Bourdieu"
Tuesday, April 1, 7 pm, 8417 Social Science
"Durable Domination: Gramsci meets Bourdieu"
Thursday, April 3, 7 pm, 8417 Social Science
"Is there a Working Class?: Burawoy meets Bourdieu"
Tuesday, April 8, 7 pm, 8417 Social Science
"Colonialism and Revolution: Fanon meets Bourdieu"
Thursday, April 10, 7 pm, 8417 Social Science
"Antinomies of Feminism: De Beauvoir meets Bourdieu"
Wednesday, April 16, 7 pm, 8417 Social Science
"Intellectuals and their Publics: Bourdieu Inherits Mills"
Thursday, April 17, 7 pm, 8417 Social Science

Michael Burawoy has studied industrial workplaces in different parts of the world -- Zambia, Chicago, Hungary and Russia -- through participant observation. In his different projects he has tried to cast light -- from the standpoint of the workplace -- on the nature of postcolonialism, on the organization of consent to capitalism, on the peculiar forms of working class consciousness and work organization in state socialism, and on the dilemmas of transition from socialism to capitalism. During the 1990s he studied post Soviet decline as “economic involution”: how the Russian economy was driven by the expansion of a range of intermediary organizations operating in the sphere of exchange (trade, finance, barter, new forms of money), and how the productive economy recentered on households and especially women. No longer able to work in factories, most recently he has turned to the study of his own workplace – the university – to consider the way sociology itself is produced and then disseminated to diverse publics. Over the course of his research and teaching, he has developed theoretically driven methodologies that allow broad conclusions to be drawn from ethnographic research and case studies. These methodologies are represented in Global Ethnography a book coauthored with 9 graduate students, which shows how globalization can be studied "from below" through participation in the lives of those who experience it. Throughout his sociological career he has engaged with Marxism, seeking to reconstruct it in the light of his research and more broadly in the light of historical challenges of the late 20th and early 21st. centuries.


Marx meets Bourdieu 

Gramsci meets Bourdieu

Burawoy meets Bourdieu

Fanon meets Bourdieu 

De Beauvoir meets Bourdieu

Bourdieu Inherits Mills

READINGS (note that that these are works in progress, discussion papers rather than finished products.)

Revolution, Reform & Class Transformation in China

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Joel Andreas
"Rise of the Red Engineers: The Origins of China's Technocratic Class"
Tuesday, April 13, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
"Dismantling Participatory Paternalism in Chinese Factories"
Wednesday, April 14, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, April 15, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the Global Studies Program

JOEL ANDREAS is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, where studies political contention and social change in contemporary China. His recent book, Rise of the Red Engineers: The Cultural Revolution and the Origins of China’s New Class (2009), analyzes the contentious process through which old and new elites coalesced during the decades following the 1949 Communist Revolution. He is currently investigating changing relations between managers and workers in Chinese factories between 1949 and the present. 

The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class

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Guy Standing
"The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class"
Tuesday, November 8, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

Co-sponsored by GLOBAL STUDIES

GUY STANDING is Professor of Economic Security at the University of Bath in the UK. He was previously Director of the Socio-Economic Security Programme of the International Labour Organisation, where he worked for 30 years. He has been involved in numerous research and advisory projects, in developed and developing countries and, in the early 1990s, in the “transition” countries of Eastern Europe. He has written and edited books on labor economics, labor market policy, unemployment, labor market flexibility, structural adjustment policies and social protection policy. Recent books include: The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (Bloomsbury Academic, 2011); Social Income and Insecurity: A Study in Gujarat, with Jeemol Unni, Renana Jhabvala and Uma Rani (Routledge, 2010); Work after Globalization: Building Occupational Citizenship (Edward Elgar, 2009) and Promoting Income Security as a Right: Europe and North America (Anthem Press, 2005).

Dimensions of Disadvantage: News from the Front in both the Class and Culture Wars

Gary Segura
“Social Class, Economic Policy Preferences, and Self-Interest: Competing Pathways to Class Inconsistent Partisanship and Voting”
Tuesday, April 9, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
“What is a Latino? A Multifaceted Theory of Latino Identity and its Political Effects”
Wednesday, April 10, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, April 11, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

GARY SEGURA is Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a – Latino/a Studies at Stanford University, and principal and co-founder of the polling firm Latino Decisions™.  His work focuses on issues of political representation, and the politics to America’s growing Latino minority.  Among his most recent publications are "The Future is Ours:" Minority Politics, Political Behavior, and the Multiracial Era of American Politics, (Congressional Quarterly, 2011) and Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences (Cambridge University Press, 2012).  Earlier work includes Latino Lives in America: Making It Home (2010, Temple University Press), “Su Casa Es Nuestra Casa: Latino Politics Research and the Development of American Political Science,” (2007), in the American Political Science Review, “Race and the Recall: Racial Polarization in the California Recall Election,” (2008) in the American Journal of Political Science, and “Hope, Tropes, and Dopes: Hispanic and White Racial Animus in the 2008 Election,” (2010) in Presidential Studies Quarterly.  Segura is one of three Principal Investigators of the 2012 American National Election Studies, is a past-President of the Midwest Political Science Association and the president-elect of the Western Political Science Association.  In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.



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Ruth Milkman
“Women’s Work & Economic Crisis Revisited: Comparing the Great Recession & the Great Depression”
Monday, April 11, 4pm, 5141 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Dr.
“A New Political Generation? Millennials & the Dynamics of the Post-2008 Cycle of Protest”
Tuesday, April 12, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty & Public
Wednesday, April 13, 12:00 noon, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Institute for Regional and International Studies and the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies

RUTH MILKMAN is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, where she teaches Labor Studies and also serves as Research Director. Milkman is a sociologist of labor and labor movements who has written on a variety of topics involving work and organized labor in the United States, past and present. Her early research focused on the impact of economic crisis and war on women workers in the 1930s and 1940s. She then went on to study the restructuring of the U.S. automobile industry and its impact on workers and their union in the 1980s and 1990s. More recently she has written extensively about low-wage immigrant workers in the U.S., analyzing their employment conditions as well as the dynamics of immigrant labor organizing. She is the author or co-author of a dozen books, including Gender at Work: The Dynamics of Job Segregation by Sex during World War IIFarewell to the Factory: Auto Workers in the Late Twentieth CenturyL.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement, and Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy (with Eileen Appelbaum).

Race, Class and the Making of Postcolonial Britain

Satnam Virdee
Workshop on “Racism, Capitalism and the Struggle to be Human”
Thursday, October 13, 6pm, Offices of Freedom Inc., 1810 Park Street
"Racial Formation and the Crisis of Welfare Capitalism"
Monday, October 17, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
"Antiracism and Stretching the Language and Politics of Class"
Tuesday, October 18, 4pm, 3401 Sterling Hall

Co-sponsored by Freedom Inc. 

SATNAM VIRDEE is Professor of Sociology at the University of Glasgow and founding Director of the Centre for Research on Racism, Ethnicity and Nationalism (CRREN). He is a historical and political sociologist with research interests in racism, class and historical capitalism. He is the author and co-author of 5 books, including most recently Racism, Class and the Racialized Outsider (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). He will publish a co-authored volume in 2017 (with Stephen Ashe and Laurence Brown) entitled: Britain’s Civil Rights Movement: Black Activism and the Mobilization of Changing Ethnic Identities and a co-edited collection (with Brendan McGeever) entitled Socialism and Antisemitism, 1880-1917