Romancing the Market, Reviling the State: The Politics of Civil Society and the Public Sphere from Political Economics

Margaret Somers
Fear and Loathing of the Public Sphere and the Naturalization of Civil Society: How Neo-Liberalism Outwits the Rest of Us
Tuesday, April 24 2000 at 3:30pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
From Poverty to Perversity: Market, State, and Truth over two centuries of Compassionate Conservatism
Wednesday, April 25 2000 at 3:30pm, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
Thursday, April 26 2000 at 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

    Margaret Somers (Ph.D. Sociology, Harvard, 1986) is Associate Professor of Sociology and History at the University of Michigan. Her primary research interests include the sociology of citizenship, legal history and the sociology of law, comparative historical sociology, economic sociology, political sociology, and social and political theory. Professor Somers is the author of over two dozen articles and book chapters and two forthcoming books: The People and the Law: The Making of Modern Citizenship Rights (Cornell University Press) and Studies in Citizenship, Civil Society and the Public Sphere: Institutions, Associations, Identities (Cambridge University Press).