CCS Workshop – October 10 – Jacob Boersema

Perpetrators’ Trauma: Afrikaners after Apartheid in South Africa This paper proposes a theoretical framework to understand perpetrator’ trauma and employs the white Afrikaans-speaking minority in post-apartheid South Africa as a case study. My framework builds on two theoretical approaches within the literature that explores collective memory of an egregious past: cultural trauma theory and reputation…

CCS Workshop – October 3 – William Sun

Host-Move (Proactive) vs Guest-Move (Reactive): A Philosophical Perspective of Social Performance Studies Social performance studies (SPS) is a new field of research started in China in the late 1990s. In light of the field’s recent establishment, a majority of theories in the humanities inevitably touch upon social performance, which refers to all human actions meant…

CCS Workshop – September 26 – Sandy Gill

Birmingham 1963: A Microsociology of Memory Only individuals remember, yet groups determine what one consider memorable. The profusion of studies of memory over the past fifty years is staggering, yet the focus has been primarily on the ways that groups negotiate how the past is remembered and the forms that commemoration takes. I seek to…