Tag: Inequality

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

Unequal Freedom: Race and Gender in the Shaping of American Citizenship and Labor

Evelyn Nakano Glenn
"Universalism and Exclusion in American Citizenship"
October 16, 2001, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"Freedom and Coercion in the American Labor System"
October 17, 2001, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
October 18, 2001, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

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.

The Transformation of the Kibbutzim: Lessons for the Sustainability of Utopian Communities

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Co-sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program
Uriel Leviatan
"Socioeconomic Inequality, Social Capital, and Wellbeing in Kibbutz Communities"
Tuesday, October 28, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"The Transformation of Kibbutzim in Israel: Process, Causes, and Outcomes"
Wednesday, October 29, 4 pm, 8417 Social Sciences Building
Public Seminar
Thursday, October 30, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Sciences Building

URIEL LEVIATAN (Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, University of Michigan) is a past director of the Institute for Social Research of the Kibbutz and Professor of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Haifa, Israel. He has been a member of Kibbutz Ein Hamifratz for many years where he held various central leadership positions, including the offices of General Secretary and Finance Manager. His current research interests focus on organizational behavior and functioning, kibbutzim, and social gerontology.  He is the author or co-author of dozens of articles and book chapters, as well as three books, including Crisis in the Israeli Kibbutz: Meeting the Challenge of Changing Times (Praeger, 1998).

Overcoming Social Inequality

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Co-sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program
Marta Soler
"Beyond Bourdieu: Literary Gatherings and Community Involvement for Social Change"
Tuesday, November 18, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Overcoming Social Exclusion: The Role of Critical Communicative Methodology"
Wednesday, November 19, 4 pm, 8417 Social Sciences Building
Public Seminar
Thursday, November 20, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Sciences Building

MARTA SOLER (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Professor of Sociological Theory and Director of CREA, the Center for Research in Theories and Practices for Overcoming Inequalities, at the University of Barcelona. CREA engages in research projects that contribute to theoretical and practical developments in the social sciences. It is chiefly concerned with the analysis of, and the development of measures aimed at overcoming, social inequalities in relation to gender relations, Roma people (also known as gypsies), migration, labor markets, and culture, among others. The author of Lenguage y Ciencias Sociales (2004), Professor Soler was a member of the research project “Workalo, which led to the European Parliament’s official recognition of the Romà in Europe.

Fighting Inequality, Poverty and the Concentration of Wealth

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John Atlas
"Fighting Inequality, Poverty and the Concentration of Wealth: From ACORN to Occupy Wall Street"
Monday, April 23, 3pm, 354 Agriculture Hall

Co-sponsored by the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology

JOHN ATLAS is the author of Seeds of Change: The Story of ACORN, America's Most Controversial Anti - Poverty Community Organizing Group.  In this talk he will look at ACORN and anti-poverty organizing since ACORN’s demise. For over 35 years, Atlas has been a public interest lawyer, activist, radio talk show host, and organizer. Holding a law degree from Boston University and a master of law from George Washington Law Center, he is an alumnus of Columbia University and recipient of the Charles Revson Fellowship. John is founder and board president of the New Jersey-based National Housing Institute/Shelterforce (NHI), a national think tank that promotes concrete strategies leading to affordable housing, urban revitalization, and a more robust and engaged civil society.

Who Counts? Inclusion in Global (Economic) Politics, Exclusion in National Politics

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Robert Wade
“Emerging World Order? Economic Power and Global Governance in the 21st Century”
Tuesday, November 12, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
“The Costs of Inequality: Capitalism and Democracy at Cross-Purposes”
Wednesday, November 13, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, November 14, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science


ROBERT H. WADE
is professor of political economy at the London School of Economics.  He was awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2008. His book Governing the Market (Princeton University Press, 1990, 2004) won the American Political Science Association award for Best Book in Political Economy in 1992. In 2008 The Financial Times listed him as one among “fifty of the world’s most influential economists.” Before LSE he worked at the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex University), Princeton, MIT, Brown, and the World Bank, and held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, the Russell Sage Foundation, New York, and the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin. He has carried out field research in Pitcairn Island, Italy, India, South Korea, Taiwan, and inside the World Bank. In recent years his research and writing has concentrated on issues of industrial policy (including in the United States); global inequality; global economic and financial governance (including the G20 and the World Bank); financial crises; and the ethics of economists. 

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