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Events

Upcoming:

 

Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the GC sociology dissertation room,#6112.

Jesse Liss will present the paper:

The Sociology of Money and its Contribution to Understanding Chronic Trade Deficits

The draft paper can be read here.

 

Past:

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the GC sociology dissertation room,#6112.

Cody Melcher presented the paper:
First as Tragedy, Then as Farce: W.E.B. Du Bois, Left-Wing Radicalism, and the Problem of Interracial Labor Unionism

 

Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the GC sociology dissertation room,#6112.

Andrew Wolf (University of Wisconsin, Madison) presented the paper:
Passive Privatization: Understanding Urban Regulatory Response—or lack thereof—to the
Uberization of the American City

 

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the GC sociology dissertation room,#6112.

Juan Ferre presented the paper:
Racial Formation in Brazil: a Historical Perspective

 

Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the GC sociology dissertation room,#6112.

Charles Post presented the paper:
Marxism and Racial Oppression: Toward a Unified Theory

 

Thursday, October 25th, 2018, at 6:30 PM in the GC sociology dissertation room, #6112.

Marc Kagan presented the paper:
Why Were Labor and the Left Silent on the Privatizing of America’s ‘Socialist’ World War II Economy?

 

Thursday, October 11th, 2018, at 6:30 PM in the GC sociology dissertation room, #6112.

Andrew Battle presented the paper:
American Safety Razor: Race and Deindustrialization in Midcentury Brooklyn.

 

Thursday, September 27th, 2018, at 6:30 PM in the GC sociology dissertation room, #6112.

Chris Carlson presented the paper:
Brazil’s ‘Northeast question’: The agrarian roots of underdevelopment in Brazil’s poorest region.

 

Thursday, September 13th, 2018, at 6 PM in the GC sociology dissertation room, #6112.

Jesse Lis presented the paper:
Trump’s ‘America First’ Trade Policy and the Politics of ‘Free’ and ‘Fair’ Trade: The Case of TPP.”

 

We are thrilled to announce our inaugural meeting Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, at 6 PM, in the GC sociology dissertation room, #6112.

Chris Carlson, GC PhD student in sociology, will present his working paper “The Poverty of Development Theory: Toward a New Theory of Uneven Development.”

Abstract: This article examines the dominant frameworks in the sociology of development and argues that they do not provide an adequate explanation for today’s global development divide. A review of the three major approaches shows that they tend to point to various consequences of uneven development rather than its causes, and cannot account for the actual contours of the development gap as it is measured empirically. As an alternative, a new theory of uneven development is put forth based on property relations in agriculture and their impact on industrialization. Statistical data shows that this theory can provide a better explanation for the wide range of development outcomes around the world.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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