Tag: Equality

Equality and Responsibility

Marc Fleurbaey
Outcomes, Resources, Opportunities
March 2, 1998, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Sciences
Outcomes, Resources, Opportunities
March 4, 1998, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
March 5, 1998, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

Tolerated but Not Equal: Gay Life After the Closet

Steven Seidman
"Personal Freedom, Public Constraint: Shifts in Patterns of Normative Heterosexuality "
October 9, 2001, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"Between Identity and Queer Politics: The Battle over Sexual Normalization"
October 10, 2001, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
October 11, 2001, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

Exploring Models of Economic Growth and Social Equity

Barry Bluestone
"American Growth 1950-2000: Understanding the Nuts and Bolts of Economic Growth in the Post-WWII Era"
February 5, 2002, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"Murder on the Inequality Express: Understanding the Roots of Social Inequality in the Post-World War II Era"
February 6, 2002, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
February 7, 2002, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

    Barry Bluestone is Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy and Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, as well as a founding member of the Economic Policy Institute. His principal areas of interest are political economy, pubic policy, labor economics, industrial relations, and regional development. A prolific writer, Professor Bluestone is the author of over 100 articles and book chapters, dozens of articles in the popular press, and ten books, including The Deindustrialization of America (1982) with Bennett Harrison, The Great U-Turn: Corporate Restructuring and the Polarizing of America (1988) with Bennett Harrison, Growing Prosperity: The Battle for Growth and Equity in the Twenty-first Century (2000) with Bennett Harrison and Richard Leone, and The Boston Renaissance: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis (2000) with Mary Huff Stevenson.

Universal Capital Grants and Social Justice

Stuart White
"A Modest Proposal? Basic Capital versus Higher Education Subsidies"
Tuesday, September 29, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
"Basic Income versus Basic Capital: Can we Resolve the Disagreement?"
Wednesday, September 30, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
Open seminar for students, faculty and the public
Thursday, October 1, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Stuart White is a lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations, and a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University. His research interests lie in egalitarian political theory and its application to public policy. He is the author of The Civic Minimum (2003) and Equality (2006) and recently co-edited Building a Citizen Society (2008). Other recent publications include
the co-authored pamphlet, How to Defend Inheritance Tax (2008). He obtained his Ph.D from Princeton University (1995) and was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at M.I.T. (1997-1999) before taking up his current job at Oxford. He blogs regularly at Next Left (www.nextleft.org)

Sexuality & Socialism: Mobilizing a Radical Past for Liberation in the Present

Dana Cloud
"Queer Theory, Socialism, and the Demand for Equality"
Tuesday, March 8, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Stonewall Lives! But Where?"
Wednesday, March 9, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public
Thursday, March 10, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science


DANA L. CLOUD (Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1992) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies of the University of Texas, Austin. Her widely-published research includes critique of race, gender, and sexuality in popular culture, the development of materialist theory and methods in communication studies, and the study of social movements. Her most recent book, We ARE the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing is forthcoming next year from the University of Illinois Press.

Recommended readings:

Sherry Wolf, Sexuality and Socialism (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2009).
Rosemary Hennessey, Profit and Pleasure (NY: Routledge, 2000).