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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Department of Social Sciences | Urban Sociology | Think&Drink Colloquium | Dateien_english | SoSe19_en | Class, Ethnicity and State in the Polarized Metropolis: Putting Wacquant to Work

Class, Ethnicity and State in the Polarized Metropolis: Putting Wacquant to Work

When Jun 03, 2019 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM (Europe/Berlin / UTC200) iCal
Where Institut für Sozialwissenschaften; Universitätsstraße 3b; 10117; R002 (Erdgeschoss)
Contact Name
Contact Phone 030209366558
Attendees
  • Dr. Ryan Powell & Dr. John Flint, University of Sheffield
  • Prof. Talja Blokland, HU Berlin (Chair)
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[Book Launch with Editors]
Title: Class, Ethnicity and State in the Polarized Metropolis: Putting Wacquant to Work
Speakers: Dr. Ryan Powell & Dr. John Flint, University of Sheffield

(Abstract below / Kurzbeschreibung s. unten)

ENGLISH
The Think and Drink Series is presented by the Georg-Simmel-Center for Metropolitan Studies @ HU Berlin
-> on Mondays 6pm ct Room 002 (Ground Floor)
-> Universitätsstraße 3b / 10117 Berlin
-> Free & open to anyone interested in Urban Sociology, no prior registration needed
-> Talks and discussions take place in English language (with few exceptions)

DEUTSCH
Die Veranstaltungen der Think and Drink Reihe werden präsentiert vom Georg-Simmel-Zentrum für Metropolenforschung an der HU Berlin.
-> immer Montags 18 Uhr ct. in Raum 002 (Erdgeschoss)
-> Universitätsstraße 3b / 10117 Berlin
-> Kostenlos und offen für alle stadtsoziologisch Interessierten, keine vorherige Anmeldung nötig
-> Mit wenigen Ausnahmen finden die Veranstaltungen in Englischer Sprache statt.

More info / weitere Infos:
https://www.sowi.hu-berlin.de/de/lehrbereiche/stadtsoz/think_drink

ABSTRACT
Loïc Wacquant’s sociological approach to understanding the contemporary polarizing city has resonated widely across the social sciences. His theorizing represents a distinct synthesis which is historically informed, multi-disciplinary, empirical, relational, power-centred, and committed to a constant “espistemic reflexivity”. Yet Wacquant’s work is often read in “bits and pieces” as a result of academic specialization and the artificial bracketing off of interconnected areas of urban inquiry. Many critiques fail to fully capture the totalizing nature of Wacquant’s framework and are therefore easily dismissed. This talk presents content from, and reflects on, a new edited collection, which critically engages Wacquant on his own terms - bringing class, ethnicity and state into a unified frame of analysis in seeking to make sense of the dynamic and complex re-making of urban marginality in “advanced capitalist societies”. With reference to the diverse contributions within the volume we assess the potential of Wacquant’s work, highlight areas for revision and refinement, and reflect on its further development and expansion beyond the “Global North”.