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Utilitarianism Goes Po-Mo
"Post-structuralist Foundations of Social Theory, or the Unknown James Coleman"
April 6, 2004, 4:00PM, 206 Ingraham
"Patriarchy and Strategy in Early Modern European Politics"
April 7, 2004, 4:00PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
April 8, 2004, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science
Julia Adams is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. Empirically, her work focuses on the intersection between gender and politics in early modern Europe and, more specifically, on the relationship between the patriarchal family and the patrimonial state in the Netherlands, France and England during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.Theoretically, it draws on a variety of theoretical perspectives, ranging from post-structuralism to rational-choice.Her publications include The Familial State (Cornell University Press, forthcoming), “Culture in Rational-Choice Theories of State-Formation,” State/Culture: State Formation after the Cultural Turn, ed. George Steinmetz. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 98-122 and Remaking Modernity: Politics, Processes and History in Sociology (Duke University Press, forthcoming) co-edited with A. Orloff and E. Clemens.