As intellectually ambitious and cosmopolitan as earlier meetings, the CCS Spring Conference for 2006 will feature participants from Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. Content is organized around the intersections of reality, representation and solidarity? as meaningful dimensions of cultural life. Speakers will consider the role of solidarities at levels from the global to the interpersonal and the consequential ways that representations? as images, worldviews, narratives or analytic templates?mediate our construction of reality in everyday life, the mass media and social theory.. Download the brochure (PDF).
For information about the conference please contact the CCS Administrator Nadine Casey by e-mail (cultural dot sociolgy at yale dot edu) or phone, (203) 432-9855.
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|8:30–9:00 a.m.||Coffee and Registration.|
|9:00–9:15 a.m.||Welcome address and State of the CCS report.|
|9:15–10:45 a.m.||Panel I. Chair: Sarah Egan.
Class and Culture: What the Sneetches Can Teach Us
Julia Adams (Yale University). Commentator: Nadya Jaworsky.
Witchcraft, Rationality, And Other Bad Things Women Do
Isaac Reed (Yale University). Commentator: Matthew Norton.
|10:45–11:00 a.m.||Coffee break.|
|11:00–12:30 p.m.||Panel II. Chair: Rui Gao.
Culture as Virtual Reality
Orlando Lentini (University of Naples). Commentator: Dominik Bartmanski.
We and the Others: Symbolic Community, Collective Identity and the Binary
Frederic Vandenberghe (Universiteit Voor Humanistiek). Commentator: Lyn Spillman.
|1:30–3:00 p.m.||Panel III. Chair: Sam Nelson.
“Globalization” As Collective Representation: The New Dream of a Cosmopolitan Civil Sphere
Jeff Alexander (Yale University). Commentator: Frederic Vandenburghe.
Rethinking Urban Incivility
Phil Smith (Yale University). Commentator: Jesse Einhorn.
|3:00–3:15 p.m.||Tea break.|
|3:15–5:15 p.m.||Panel IV. Chair: Matthew Norton.
Lost Again? Neo-Castaway Stories in a Globalized World
Nadya Jaworsky (Yale University). Commentator: Inge Schmidt.
PowerPoint Presentations as an Elemental Form of Contemporary Organizational Life
JoAnn Brooks (MITRE Corporation). Commentator: Sam Nelson.
“Boundless Society:” Road Movies, National Identity and the Egalitarian Spirit of American Society
Maria Rovisco (University of Lisbon). Commentator: Ken Thompson.
|7:00–9:00 p.m.||Banquet, Royal Palace Restaurant, 32 Orange Street.|