Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie

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

  • Wann 03.06.2019 von 18:00 bis 20:00
  • Wo Institut für Sozialwissenschaften; Universitätsstraße 3b; 10117; R002 (Erdgeschoss)
  • Teilnehmer 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)

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)

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.

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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”.




Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Universitätsstraße 3b
10117 Berlin