CCS Spring Conference ~ 2013

Cultural Analysis of Complex Phenomena

Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4

All sessions held at 210 Prospect Street, Room 204, New Haven, CT

Overview

The 2013 CCS Spring Conference, Cultural Analysis of Complex Phenomena, includes a Keynote address by Faculty Fellow Nina Eliasoph and a Plenary address by Faculty Fellow Bernhard Giesen. Rounding out the program are presentations by CCS Junior Fellows, Pre-doc Fellows from the State University of New York at Albany and CCS visiting Graduate students and Post-doctoral fellows.

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 O’Tooles Irish Pub and Restaurant on Saturday, May 4

Conference Program

Time Friday, May 3rd ~ 210 Prospect Street, Room 204
11:45 ~ 12:45 Lunch
12:45 ~ 2:10 Session I: Keynote  

Chair & Opening Remarks:

Philip Smith
Yale University, CCS Director

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Nina Eliasoph
University of Southern California, CCS Faculty Fellow

Respondent:

Matthew Mahler
Yale University, Department of Sociology, Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer

2:10 ~ 2:30 Coffee Break
2:30 ~ 3:45 Session II ~ The Limits of Morality  

Chair: Sorcha Alexandrina Brophy
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

The Rationalization of Seduction

Thorn Kray
Konstanz University, CCS Visiting Graduate Student

“We should really be talking about it this way”:
Reflexive Moral Deliberation in Internet Forums

David Zacuto
State University of New York at Albany

Patriot Acts: Nationalism and the Rise of Transnational Humanitarianism
 

Shai Dromi
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

Respondent:

Dick Houtman
Erasmus University, Rotterdam; CCS Visiting Fellow

3:45 ~ 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 ~ 5:00 Session III ~ Rights and Rites of Public Spaces 

Chair: Todd Madigan
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

Who “Owns” a Public Space? Uses, Meanings and Control of New Haven Green

Martina Cvajner
Yale University, Postdoctoral Fellow

The festive ritual-like performances of contemporary Polish Catholicism

Grzegorz Brzozowski
University of Warsaw, Poland; CCS Visiting Graduate Student

Respondent:

Brian McKernan
State University of New York at Albany; CCS Predoctoral Fellow

5:00 ~ 7:00 Reception ~ Cocktails
210 Prospect Street
Time Saturday, May 4 ~ 210 Prospect Street, Room 204
8:45 ~ 9:15 Continental Breakfast
9:15 ~ 10:10 Session IV ~ Plenary 

Chair & Respondent: Jonathan Roberge
Université du Quebec, Canada; CCS Faculty Fellow

Collective Identity, Empty Signifiers, Solvable Secrets

Robert Seyfert
Konstanz University, Germany

10:10 ~ 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 ~ 11:45 Session V ~ Belonging and Identity 

Chair: Andrew Cohen
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

“It’s like winning the lottery.” Cultures of brotherhood

Carolyn Ly
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

The Mundane Trauma of Adolescence

Timothy Malacarne
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

“The Mosque is My Home Country”: Making Space for Muslim-German Identity

Elisabeth Becker
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

Respondent:

Julia Rozanova
University of British Columbia; CCS Visiting Independent Researcher

11:45 ~ 12:45 Lunch
12:45 ~ 1:45 Session VI ~ Name Your Price and The Price of Naming 

Chair: Joseph Klett
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

Formal, Informal Public Sphere and the Formation of Pseudo-Public in the Chinese Context:
The Coverage on Microblog Real Name Policy

Muyang Li
State University of New York at Albany

I Don’t Make Objects, I Make Projects:
Price, Pricelessness, and Value in Contemporary Artmaking

Alison Gerber
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

Respondent:

Jiang Zhang
Fudan University, China; CCS Visiting Graduate Student

1:45 ~ 2:15 Coffee Break
2:15 ~ 3:30 Session VII ~ Cultural Responses to Social Problems 

Chair: Mira Debs
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

Cultural Methodology in Political Analysis:
A Look at the Use of Cultural Analytics and Methodology in Brian Steensland’s The Failed Welfare Revolution

Abby Stivers
State University of New York at Albany

Cultural Praxis and Mass Mobilizations: A Comparison of Occupy Wall Street and the London Riots

Yasushi Tanaka-Gutiez
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

The Global State of Mind: Meanings of the Global City and Urban Redevelopment in Seoul and Toronto

Jin Su Joo
Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

Respondent:

Ron Jacobs
State University of New York at Albany, CCS Faculty Fellow

6:00 ~ 8:30 Banquet
O’Tooles Irish Pub and Restaurant
Conference participants only