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Workshop at Lund University: Emerging Realities
October 9, 2014 - 09:00-October 10, 2014 - 17:00
Research on inequality has contributed to persisting inequalities by focusing on the wrong issues and by making the mechanisms of the production and reproduction of inequality invisible. In fact, the social sciences are supposed to fulfill this task to some degree. This workshop addresses the problem by critically engaging with existing conceptual interpretations of inequality, highlighting their role in reproducing inequality and suggesting alternative conceptual approaches.
Our Workshop focuses on revisiting commonly used, misused and even abused terminologies, and aims at defining them and rendering them relevant to current and future realities. The general field of concern falls within the vast area encompassed by globalization, democratization and the recurrent reproduction of institutional inequality. More specifically the workshop intends to concentrate upon concepts related to elites, practices of selection and recruitment, and ethos and classification — whereby social groups form having their own cultures, languages and customs.
Papers presented at the workshop for discussion are based on ongoing or published research that attempts to advance theoretical understanding of specific concepts. The invited presenters will be allowed a maximum of 15 minutes to present salient points from their papers at the workshop along with the guiding question: What is needed in inequality research now? The participants will deal with a theoretical concepts selected from one of the following four categories:
- Conceptualizing Emerging Realities
2. Conceptualizing Elites
3. Practices of Selection and Recruitment
4. Work Ethos and Classification
More information and programme: http://www.ace.lu.se/event/emerging-realities
Venue: Lund Univerisity, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Scheelevägen 15, Room Alfa 1010