April 27 & 28, 2007
The CCS Spring Conference for 2007 will feature participants from throughout the United States and Canada. The sessions will explore meaning, identity and interaction as pivotal dimensions of social life. Through theoretical work and via the empirical exploration of historical and contemporary sites from around the world speakers will reflect upon the ways that culture profoundly influences the constitution of our lives.. Download the Flyer (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.
|Time||Friday, April 27 ~ 230 Prospect Street|
|2:45 ~ 4:45 p.m.||Session I: Trauma and Belief. Chair: Phil Smith.
Inner Revolutions and Other True Stories: A Case Study of the Hidden Effects of Form and Myth in Ascriptions of Truth
Andy Junker (Yale University).
Perpetrator by Choice, Victims by Chance: Mothers Against Drunk Driving as a “Trauma Organization”
Inge Schmidt (Yale University).
Deportation to Siberia: The Formation of Kalmyk Identity Through Collective Trauma
Saglar Bougdaeva (Yale University).
The Revival Process
Sam Nelson (Yale University).
|5:00 ~ 7:00 p.m.||Reception ~ Lounge, 140 Prospect Street.|
|Time||Saturday, April 28 ~ The New Haven Lawn Club|
|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 ~ 10:30 a.m.||Session II: Strangers and Brothers.
Chair: Dominik Bartmanski.
A ‘Tense and Permeable Boundary:’ Economic Interests and Public Good
Lyn Spillman (University of Notre Dame).
The Uses of Strangership in Examining The Constitution of Culture
Mervyn Horgan (York University).
|10:30 ~ 10:45 a.m.||Coffee break.|
|10:45 ~ 12:00 p.m.||Session III: Collective Identity and Public Controversy.
Chair: Sarah Egan.
Between Zollverein and Patrie: The Frency National Front, The ‘New’ April 21 and the Rejection of the European Constitution
Mabel Berezin (Cornell University).
Performing The Constitutional Landscape
Nicolas Howe (University of California, Los Angeles).
|12:00 ~ 1:00 p.m.||Lunch.|
|1:00 ~ 2:50 p.m.||Session IV:Culture and Its Discontents.
Chair: Michael Yarbrough.
Debates Over Nationhood in Today’s Russia: Culture Wars or Discourse Wars?
Tanya Omeltchenko (University of Virginia).
Reading Salem, Or, How to Stop a Witch Hunt
Isaac Reed (Yale University).
|2:50 ~ 3:10 p.m.||Tea break.|
|3:10 ~ 5:15 p.m.||Session V: Artists, Identities and Material Culture.
Chair: Nadya Jaworksy.
Authenticity and Interaction Ritual Chains in the Cultural Marketplace: Observations from Thailand and Costa Rica
Frederick Wherry (University of Michigan).
The Presentation of Musical Self at the International Music Competition
Lisa McCormick (Yale University).
Dirt to Glitter: Space, Community and Artist Identity in Post-89 Beijing
Julia Zhang (Yale University).
The Celebrity Icon
Jeff Alexander (Yale University).
|Time||Zaroka Restaurant 148 York Street.|
|6:00 ~ 6:30 p.m.||Cocktails|
|6:30 ~ 9:00 p.m.||Banquet|