Communication & Culture: Transitive Explorations

Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30

The conference will be held at the Center For Cultural Sociology at 8 Prospect Place, New Haven

Overview

The 2011 CCS Spring Conference, Communication & Culture: Transitive Explorations, includes contributions from CCS Junior Fellows, as well as from Faculty Fellows Andreas Hess, Radim Marada, Dmitry Kurakin, Claudio Benzecry and Alexander Riley. Also participating are Marcel Fournier, Gordon Lynch, Julia Rozanova and CCS Visiting Scholar Andrea Voyer. We are pleased to welcome as participants graduate students from the State University of New York at Albany, Harvard University and our affiliated center The Cultural Sociology Research Group at the State University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. We are also welcoming graduate students from University of Michigan and Columbia University.

Contact Information

For information about the conference please contact the CCS Administrator Nadine Amalfi by e-mail (cultural dot sociology at yale dot edu) or phone, (203) 432-9855.

The banquet for conference participants will be at The Kitchen Table restaurant on Saturday, April 30

Conference Program

Time Friday, April 29th ~ 8 Prospect Place
8:45 ~ 9:15 Coffee
9:15 ~ 9:25 Opening Remarks
Philip Smith
Yale University, CCS Director
9:25 ~ 10:15 Session I ~ Keynote Address

United Flight 93 and American Hero Myth

Alexander Riley
Bucknell University

Respondent:

Shai Dromi
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

10:15 ~ 10:30 Break
10:30 ~ 11:45 Session II ~ Identity & Inequality
Chair: Carolyn Ly
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

Managing Instability:
Interpretations of Downward Mobility among African Americans from Middle Income Households

Jessica Welburn
Harvard University

Paths They Take, Moves They Make:
Understanding the Effects of Capital Accumulation Accelerators in the Lives of Lower-Income Black
Undergraduates

Anthony Jack
Harvard University

The Master of Disguise: Hidden Faces of Ageism in Older Adults’ Social Engagement

Julia Rozanova
The University of British Columbia

Respondent:

Sorcha Brophy-Warren
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

11:45 ~ 12:45 Lunch
12:45 ~ 1:50 Session III ~ Cultural Cocktails ~ Part 1
Chair: Ron Jacobs
State University of New York at Albany, CCS Faculty Fellow

Quakers, Whaling And The Origins Of Capitalism:
The Protestant Spirit? Nantucket-Style

Andreas Hess
University College Dublin, CCS Faculty Fellow

Pentecostal Priests and Three-chord Rockers:
A Formal Approach to the Reproduction of Cultural Forms

Claudio Benzecry
University of Connecticut, CCS Faculty Fellow

Respondent:

Jensen Sass
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

1:50 ~ 2:05 Break
2:05 ~ 3:10 Session III ~ Cultural Cocktails ~ Part 2
Chair: Philip Smith
Yale University, CCS Director

Multicultural Cultures:
A Challenge to the Politics of Recognition

Radim Marada
Masaryk University, CCS Faculty Fellow

The Technology of Incorporation: Multicultural Discourse, Conflict and Community

Andrea Voyer
Yale University, CCS Post-Doctoral Fellow

Respondent:

Jingsi Christina Wu
State University of New York at Albany

3:10 ~ 3:25 Coffee Break
3:25 ~ 4:30 Session IV ~ The Media
Chair: Maria Luengo
Yale University, CCS Visiting Fellow

The Binary Structure of American News and the Cable Revolution, 1978-1983

Elizabeth Breese
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

In the Lions’ Den:
Boundary Processes in Political Reporting

Matthias Revers
State University of New York at Albany

Superficial to Semi-Polluted:
Exploring the Shift in the Meaning of Videogames in Mainstream Media Coverage

Brian McKernan
State University of New York at Albany

Respondent:

Tim Malacarne
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

4:30 ~ 7:00 Reception, 8 Prospect Place, Foyer
Time Saturday, April 30th ~ 8 Prospect Place
8:45 ~ 9:15 Coffee
9:15 ~ 10:45 Session V ~ The Sacred
Chair: Jonathan Roberge
University of Montreal

Marcel Mauss’ travel in USA in 1926:
A Turning Point (in cultural sociology)?

Marcel Fournier
University of Montreal

Reassembling the Ambiguity of the Sacred:
The Neglected Inconsistency in Durkheim’s Theory

Dmitry Kurakin
State University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, CCS Faculty Fellow

Dominant and subjugated sacred forms:
Interpreting the Persistence of the Abuse and Neglect of Children in Irish Residential Schools Through the
Twentieth-Century

Gordon Lynch
University of Kent

Respondent:

Peter Meylahks
Centre for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg, Russia, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

10:45 ~ 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 ~ 12:10 Session VI ~ Objects, Icons & Interpretations (Part I)
Chair: Jeffrey Alexander
Yale University, CCS Director

Audience in vivo:
A Study of Interactional Nature of Art and Processes of Audience Making

Nail Farkhatdinov
State University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Vision as a Social Representation:
Photographic Technology and its Impact on a Cultural Form of Visual Perception

Nataliya Komarova
State University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Images We Do Not Remember: Historic Events Without Iconic Photographs

Julia Sonnevend
Colombia University, CCS Predoctoral Fellow

Respondent:

Alison Gerber
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

12:10 ~ 1:15 Lunch
1:15 ~ 2:25 Session VII ~ Objects, Icons & Interpretations (Part 2)
Chair: Ron Eyerman
Yale University, CCS Director

The Suffering of Symbols:
Giotto Frescoes and Cultural Trauma

Mira Debs
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

Mishima Yukio and Iconic Consciousness

Yasushi Tanaka-Gutiez
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

Grave Digging and the Pick-Axe Catechism:
Scientific ritual and re-enchantment in archaeological field work

Fiona Rose Greenland
University of Michigan

Respondent:

Jin Su Joo
Yale University, CCS Predoctoral Fellow

2:25 ~ 2:40 Coffee Break
2:40 ~ 4:10 Session VIII ~ Politics & Meaning
Chair: Christine Slaughter
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

Foxhunting and Ritual:
Performing Opposition and the Re-imagination of National Identity

Sarah Egan
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

Blogging’s Party:
An Analysis of the 2008 Election Cycle’s Political News Media Field

Ian Sheinheit
State University of New York at Albany

Political Criticism and the Power of Satire:
The Transformation of Late-night Comedy on Television in the United States

Nickie Michaud Wild
State University of New York at Albany

Orthogonals of Warfare:
Toward a New Civil-Military Relations Research Paradigm

Thomas Crosbie
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

Respondent:

Inge Schmidt
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

6:30 ~ 8:30 Banquet
The Kitchen Table
Conference participants only