Tag: 2002 Fall

Critical Race Theory: Legal Origins, New Frontiers

Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic
"What is Critical Race Theory?" - Jean Stefancic
September 16, 2002, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Sciences
"Legal Formalism and Lawyers Discontents: Lessons from Two Poets" -Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic
September 17, 2002, 12:20PM, 7200 Law School
"The Future of Radical Racial Thought" - Richard Delgado
September 18, 2002, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science

    Richard Delgado is a Professor of Law at the University of Colorado-Boulder. A prime advocate of progressive legal thought and civil rights and a leading figure in Critical Legal Studies and Critical Race Theory, Professor Delgado has been described by The New York Review of Books as "one of the most forceful voices writing on the subject of race and the law today." He is the author or co-author of over 180 articles and book chapters and 13 books. Five of his books have been awarded the Gustavus Myers Prize for the outstanding book on human rights in North America: Words That Wound (1994), The Rodrigo Chronicles (1995), The Price We Pay (1995), The Coming Race War? (1996), and Critical White Studies (1997).

     His principal collaborator is Jean Stefancic, Senior Research Associate at the University of Colorado-Boulder School of Law. They are co-editors of the Critical America Series at NYU Press and together have written numerous articles and seven books: Failed Revolutions (1994), No Mercy (1996), Must We Defend Nazis? (1997), Critical White Studies (1997), The Latino/a Condition (1998), Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge (2000), and Critical Race Theory: An Introduction (forthcoming). 

 

"Saving Democracy from Globalization and from the War on Terror"

Tom Hayden
"Saving Democracy from Globalization and from the War on Terror"
October 3, 2002, 8:00PM, 1100 Grainger
"Reflections on IRISH ON THE INSIDE"
October 4, 2002, 12:00PM, University Club
Seminar on the Sixties
October 4, 2002, 2:00PM, Curti Lounge

As Jeremi Suri has noted, Tom Hayden is "one of the most influential and recognized activists of the 1960s. As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, he composed the 'agenda for a generation' that became a guiding charter for Students for a Democratic Society. He directed an anti-poverty project in Newark, New Jersey, protested the Vietnam War, and stood trial for disrupting the 1968 Democratic Convention. Since the 1960s, Hayden has served in the California legislature, married and divorced Jane Fonda, and become involved in the peace process in Northern Ireland." His most recent books include IRISH HUNGER: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON THE LEGACY OF THE FAMINE (an important collection of essays which he edited in 1997) and IRISH ON THE INSIDE, published last year by Verso Press.

Equality from Theory to Action

John Baker and Kathleen Lynch
"Dimensions of Equality," John Baker
October 22, 2002, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"Realizing Change," Kathleen Lynch
October 23, 2002, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
October 24, 2002, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

    Kathleen Lynch is Senior Lecturer in Education and founding co-ordinator of the Equality Studies Centre at University College Dublin (UCD). She is the author of several books, including Schools and Society in Ireland, Equality and Power in Schools, The Hidden Curriculum, and Equality in Education. She is currently working on a book with John Baker and others titled Equality: From Theory to Action. John Baker is Senior Lecturer in Politics and a faculty member of the Equality Studies Centre at UCD. He is the author of Arguing for Equality, as well as numerous articles on democratic theory and equality studies. 

Readings for this series are also on reserve in the Social Science Library (8432 Social Science) under Sociology 994 with Professor Erik Wright. Students can receive credit in Sociology 994 (Colloquium in Critical Sociology, call number 20855) for attending lectures and seminars. For more information, call 262-1420 or write havensce@ssc.wisc.edu.

The World Language System

Abram de Swaan
"The World Language System: The Political Economy of Language Conflict and Accommodation"
November 5, 2002, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"The More Languages, The More English: The Language Politics of India, South Africa, and the EU Compared"
November 6, 2002, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
November 7, 2002, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

    Abram de Swaan is Distinguished Research Professor of Social Science at the University of Amsterdam and Chairman of the Amsterdam School of Social Science Research. Professor de Swaan was voted the “most prominent sociologist” in a poll of Dutch colleagues. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europea and he received the royal appointment to the “Sigmund Freud chair” of the Academia Europea de Yuste, Spain. A prolific author, he has written over 100 articles and book chapters and 20 books, including most recently, The World Language: A Political Sociology and Political Economy of Language.

US American Democracy and the Challenges of Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Lucius Outlaw
"US American Democracy and the Challenges of Racial and Ethnic Diversity: Through the Eyes of Tocqueville"
November 19, 2002, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"US American Democracy and the Challenges of Racial and Ethnic Diversity: Through the Eyes of Ralph Ellison"
November 20, 2002, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
November 21, 2002, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

    Lucius T. Outlaw is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the African American Studies Program at Vanderbilt University. His principal areas of specialization are African Philosophy, African-American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, the History of Philosophy, and Social and Political Philosophy. Professor Outlaw is the author of over fifty articles, and On Race and Philosophy (Routledge, 1996). He is currently working on a volume titled In Search of Critical Social Theory in the Interest of Black Folk.

The Cultural Economy OF Capitalism

Richard Sennett
"The Cultural Economy of Capitalism: Work"
December 3, 2002, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"The Cultural Economy of Capitalism: Welfare"
December 4, 2002, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
December 5, 2002, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science