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What happens to Sociology’s ‘big questions’ in an age of environmental uncertainty?

14 May 2024 at 3:00:00 pm

Part 1

May 14th, 8am PST/11am EST/4pm BST/11pm HKT via Zoom

Daniel Aldana Cohen (UC Berkeley): The Case for Red-Sky Social Science: Or, Four Theses for Climate Sociology

Discussant: Juliet Schor (Boston College)

Rebecca Elliott (London School of Economics): Commemorative climates: Exploring the intersections of heritage, value, and climate loss

Discussant: Jeffrey Olick (University of Virginia)

Patrick Greiner (Vanderbilt University): Peering into a paradox: Theorizing socio-technical momentum and its challenges to realization of sustainable transitions and just futures

Discussant: Benjamin Sovacool (Boston University)

Concluding remarks: Richard York, University of Oregon

Part 2

May 21st, 8am PST/11am EST/4pm BST/11pm HKT via Zoom

Hillary Angelo (UC Santa Cruz): Climate Change as Large-Scale Social Transformation

Discussant: William H. Sewell Jr. (University of Chicago)

Kalyani Monteiro Jayasankar (University of Southern California): Unequal Times: Temporal Agency in an Era of Climate Change

Discussant: Iddo Tavory (New York University)

Caleb Scoville (Tufts University): Infrastructural Betrayal: California Water Politics in a Changing Climate

Discussant: Fernando Dominguez Rubio (UC San Diego)

Concluding remarks: Elisabeth Clemens, University of Chicago


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