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Wednesday, October 16 2019 since 1997 Winter Semester 2019/2020

Program

  • Andreas Reckwitz

    With Joseph Vogl
    Die Spätmoderne und ihre Drei-Klassen-Gesellschaft
    Thursday, October 31, 2019, 07:15 pm, Unter den Linden 6, Senatssaal
  • Michèle Lamont

    With Ethel Matala de Mazza
    In Search of Hope: The Current Crisis of American Class Society
    Thursday, November 21, 2019, 07:15 pm, Unter den Linden 6, Senatssaal
  • Mike Savage

    With Patrick Eiden-Offe
    The Importance of Class in an Age of Inequality
    Thursday, January 09, 2020, 07:15 pm, Unter den Linden 6, Senatssaal
  • Cornelia Koppetsch

    with Jakob Augstein.
    Klassen und Klassenpolitik im Zeitalter der Globalisierung
    Thursday, January 23, 2020, 07:15 pm, Unter den Linden 6, Senatssaal

Class Matters


Under the regime of a capitalist economy guided by profit interest, material insecurity and social fragmentation as well as inequality of life chances and educational opportunities are increasing for broad sections of the population; racist and social discrimination and exclusion are a daily experience for many. As a result, scholars in policymaking and the social sciences speak ever more frequently about the “return of class society”. Social movements emerge in different places, in various circumstances, driven by specific motivations. They are diversified and not centered any longer on the social and political organization of the working class. Equally diverse are their practices; they create confidence in their own power of emancipation and resistance thus replacing the former focus on class consciousness. Given a particular sense of belonging and solidarity shaped by birth, class and milieu, acquisition and possession, different lifestyles and habits, cannot be claimed solidly, but must be reconstructed symptomatically. Has an identity policy, accentuating the diversity of life design and lifestyle, replaced the organization of social policy? Has a liberalist and market orientated democracy, neglecting the obvious concerns of a “real existing class society” replaced social democracy? Can social change, apparent in our society, (an “authoritarian capitalism”, social movements of protest), bring forth a renewed “class policy”? How can new forms of solidarity and collectivity come into being in our times?

Program

Andreas Reckwitz With Joseph Vogl Die Spätmoderne und ihre Drei-Klassen-Gesellschaft Thursday, October 31, 2019, 07:15 pm, Unter den Linden 6, Senatssaal
Michèle Lamont With Ethel Matala de Mazza In Search of Hope: The Current Crisis of American Class Society Thursday, November 21, 2019, 07:15 pm, Unter den Linden 6, Senatssaal
Mike Savage With Patrick Eiden-Offe The Importance of Class in an Age of Inequality Thursday, January 09, 2020, 07:15 pm, Unter den Linden 6, Senatssaal
Cornelia Koppetsch with Jakob Augstein. Klassen und Klassenpolitik im Zeitalter der Globalisierung Thursday, January 23, 2020, 07:15 pm, Unter den Linden 6, Senatssaal