CCS Workshop 2016 ~ 2017

Please note: Workshop readings are automatically available to current participants only and require authentication (username and password). Off-campus CCS Fellows should contact the CCS Administrator to gain access as needed.

The CCS Workshop is held in the 2nd floor seminar room at 210 Prospect Street from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, followed by lunch.  

WORKSHOP POSTER 1516

kidderWorkshop 9/11: Jeffrey Kidder

Northern Illinois University

Civil and Uncivil Places: The Moral Geography of College Republicans

Required Reading:

Kidder, Jeffrey ~ Civil and Uncivil Places: The Moral Geography of College Republicans

altinorduWorkshop 9/16: Ateş Altınordu

Sabancı University, Istanbul

Staging a Coup: Authenticity, Legitimacy, and Power in Turkey’s July 15 Coup Attempt

Required Reading:

Altınordu, Ateş ~ Staging a Coup: Authenticity, Legitimacy, and Power in Turkey’s July 15 Coup Attempt

woodsWorkshop 9/23: Eric Taylor Woods

University of East London, UK with Helen Kim, University of East London, UK

Unresolved Empire: Art, Identity and the Meaning of Britain’s Imperial Past

Required Reading:

Woods, Eric Taylor and Helen Kim ~ Unresolved Empire: Art, Identity and the Meaning of Britain’s Imperial Past

In this paper, we undertake a cultural sociology of Tate Britain’s recent exhibit, Artist and Empire: Facing Britain’s Imperial Past. In contrast to conventional studies of museums, which tend to focus on either the curators or visitors, we incorporate multiple perspectives by drawing on ethnographic interviews with curators and visitors, published reviews, and a close reading of the exhibition itself. Our analysis uncovers a set of troubling findings regarding the status of British national identity and the significance of its imperial past, whose urgent implications reach far beyond the walls of the museum. In sum, we find that empire is an unresolved and deeply emotional issue in Britain today, rife with tensions simmering under the surface, which we analogise as a cultural trauma. To conclude, we discuss how the exhibitions of this kind might better provide a locus for reconciliation and resolution.

ceruloWorkshop 9/30: Karen Cerulo

Rutgers University

The Sweet Smell of … : Embodied Cognition, Cultural Context, and Olfactory Meaning-making

Required Reading:

Cerulo, Karen ~ The Sweet Smell of … : Embodied Cognition, Cultural Context, and Olfactory Meaning-making

How are smells invested with social meaning? This study uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine the question. I merge cultural sociology theories on meaning-making with cognitive science theories on embodied cognition—specifically, those addressing embodied simulation. Combining these two perspectives in the context of smell moves us beyond viewing the brain as the sole engine of thought, and helps us better understand how individuals—simultaneously situated in bodies and cultural contexts—objectify sentient experiences. Moreover, we can begin to identify specific sociocultural factors that impact olfactory meaning-making and document the sociocultural similarities and differences that unite and differentiate those involved in somatic work. (In this study, self-identified race and the racialization of the other proved especially relevant.) Such findings could provide a useful baseline for exploring not just olfaction, but the sociocultural dimensions of broader cognitive processes.

Supplemental Reading:

Cerulo, Karen ~ Olfactory Codes

Cerulo, Karen ~ The Embodied Mind: Building on Wacquant’s Carnal Sociology

beckerWorkshop 10/7: Elisabeth Becker

Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

Europe’s Untouchables? Caste, Pollution and Purity in European Mosques

Required Reading:

Becker, Elisabeth ~ Europe’s Untouchables? Caste, Pollution and Purity in European Mosques

romeroWorkshop 10/14: Michelle Vyoleta Romero Gallardo

Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (Flacso) Mexico, CCS Visiting Graduate Student

The Solidarities of the Umma Muslims as Audiences of Other Muslims in Mexico and the United States

Required Reading:

Romero Gallardo, Michelle Vyoleta ~ The Solidarities of the Umma Muslims as Audiences of Other Muslims in Mexico and the United States

aliWorkshop 10/28: Muhammad Yasir Ali Khan

Doctoral Research Fellow at Chair for Islamic History & Muslim Culture, Faculty of Humanities, University of Erfurt

Performing the ‘Sectarian’ in Cultural Context: An Analysis of Oral Sectarian Traditions in Pakistan

Required Reading:

Khan, Muhammad Yasir Ali ~ Performing the ‘Sectarian’ in Cultural Context: An Analysis of Oral Sectarian Traditions in Pakistan

BiernackiWorkshop 11/4: Richard Biernacki

University of California, San Diego. CCS Faculty Fellow

From Practices to Ideas: Hume and Hegel’s Hidden Abode of Production

Required Reading:

Biernacki, Richard ~ From Practices to Ideas: Hume and Hegel’s Hidden Abode of Production

StollWorkshop 11/11: Florian Stoll

Bayreuth University, Germany. CCS Post-Doctoral Fellow

Social Milieus in urban Kenya; an approach to studying “middle classes” in Africa by cultural analysis

Required Reading:

Stoll, Florian ~ Social Milieus in urban Kenya; an approach to studying “middle classes” in Africa by cultural analysis

KingWorkshop 12/02: Anthony King

Warwick University, UK. CCS Faculty Fellow

The Decision Point: military command in the 21st century

Required Reading:

King, Anthony ~ The Decision Point           Author’s Statement

HaywardWorkshop 12/09: Dana Hayward

Yale University. CCS Junior Fellow

Does Decriminalization Mean Destigmatization? Law Reform, Sex Work, and Stigma in New Zealand

Required Reading:

Hayward, Dana ~ Does Decriminalization Mean Destigmatization? Law Reform, Sex Work, and Stigma in New Zealand

SheinheitWorkshop 12/16: Ian Sheinheit

State University of New York at Albany. CCS Predoctoral Fellow

Against Political Correctness: Political Gaffes, Performing Authenticity and the Narrative Construction of the Political Outsider in the Case of Donald J. Trump

Required Reading:

Sheinheit, Ian ~ Against Political Correctness: Political Gaffes, Performing Authenticity and the Narrative Construction of the Political Outsider in the Case of Donald J. Trump

hannerzWorkshop 1/20: Erik Hannerz

Lund University, Sweden. CCS Faculty Fellow

Emplacing graffiti: Subcultural spatiality and authenticity work

Required Reading:

Hannerz, Erik ~ Emplacing graffiti: Subcultural spatiality and authenticity work

cohenWorkshop 1/27: Andrew Cohen

Yale University. CCS Junior Fellow

The Secret Life of “The Consumer”: The Production and Consumption of Consumer Research in Advertising Agencies

Required Reading:

Cohen, Andrew ~ The Secret Life of “The Consumer”: The Production and Consumption of Consumer Research in Advertising Agencies

WeberWorkshop 2/3: Klaus Weber

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. CCS Faculty Fellow

Globalization in Action: Templates, Tensions and Strategies of Action in Kenyan Technology Entrepreneurship

Required Reading:

Weber, Klaus, (with Tim Weiss) ~ Globalization in Action: Templates, Tensions and Strategies of Action in Kenyan Technology Entrepreneurship

BerezinWorkshop 2/10: Mabel Berezin

Cornell University. CCS Faculty Fellow

On the Construction Sites of History: Where Did Donald Trump Come From?

Required Reading:

Berezin, Mabel ~ On the Construction Sites of History: Where Did Donald Trump Come From?

PospechWorkshop 2/17: Pavel Pospěch

Masaryk University. CCS Visiting Fellow

The spectre of the queue: remembering the totalitarian past in the Czech Republic

Required Reading:

Pospěch, Pavel ~ The spectre of the queue: remembering the totalitarian past in the Czech Republic

VillegasWorkshop 2/24: Celso Villegas

Kenyon College. CCS Visiting Fellow

A Cultural Approach to Governability Crises in the Developing World: Civil Sphere Theory, Plebiscitarianism and the Limits to Democratic Deepening

Required Reading:

Villegas, Celso ~ A Cultural Approach to Governability Crises in the Developing World: Civil Sphere Theory, Plebiscitarianism and the Limits to Democratic Deepening