On Monday, October 18th and Tuesday, October 19th the first Civil Sphere Working Group mini-conference will take place in Trento, Italy.
Jeffrey Alexander (Yale University) and Giuseppe Sciortino (University of Trento), along with other international scholars interested in global issues and the civil sphere, have organized this mini-conference on civil sphere theory (CST). Theorists and empirical sociologists will discuss, criticize, and inspire one another, interacting around a common set of intellectual symbols. The aim is to further develop, and revise, CST, continuing the discussions among nearly 100 sociologists from around the world that have produced “civil sphere” volumes as part of the CST Globalization Projects on Latin America, East Asia, the Nordic countries, radicalism, and populism, with volumes on India, Canada, and cultural trauma in process.
The full program is now available.