Events

Upcoming Events

  • Seminar Series 2017/2018

    5th Sep 2017 to 5th Sep 2017


    Tues Sept 5th  2:00-3:30 (ANSO 207) Gary Fine (Northwestern) Group Pleasures: Collaborative Commitments, Shared Narrative, and the Sociology of Fun Abstract: As a consequence of their size and fragility, small groups depend on cohesion. Central to group continuation are occasions of collective hedonic satisfaction that encourage attachment. These times are popularly labeled “fun.” While groupness...

  • Michaela Desoucey (NC State) – “Gastropolitics and Contested Tastes”

    9th Jan 2018 11:00 am to 9th Jan 2018 11:00 am


    Abstract: Who cares about foie gras? As it turns out, many do. In the last decade, this French delicacy—the fattened liver of ducks or geese that have been force-fed through a tube—has been at the center of contentious battles between animal rights activists, artisanal farmers, industry groups, politicians, chefs, and foodies. This talk focuses on...

Past Events

  • Seminar Series 2017/2018

    5th Sep 2017 to 5th Sep 2017


    Tues Sept 5th  2:00-3:30 (ANSO 207) Gary Fine (Northwestern) Group Pleasures: Collaborative Commitments, Shared Narrative, and the Sociology of Fun Abstract: As a consequence of their size and fragility, small groups depend on cohesion. Central to group continuation are occasions of collective hedonic satisfaction that encourage attachment. These times are popularly labeled “fun.” While groupness...